Location:3450 Dairy Creek Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405, USA

The San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden is located on Highway 1 in El Chorro Regional Park, between San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay.

The Preview Garden - Open daily during daylight hours; admission is free. The lower pathways are composed of decomposed granite and are designed to be ADA compliant. Some of the upper pathways are not.

Business Office and Gift Shop - Call for seasonal hours Phone: 805.541.1400

Parking - A $3 fee is charged for parking in El Chorro Regional Park April through September on weekends and holidays.

Upcoming events

  • 10-22-2017 2:00 pm - 10-22-2017 4:00 pm

    Sunday, Oct. 22nd2:00-4:00 pm, iNaturalist Workshop, San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden

    Have you ever thought about keeping track of your own nature observations in an organized way so you could refer back to them? What if you could easily do that, as well as share your observations and photographs taken in nature, with a group of like-minded people online? Would you like to make meaningful contributions to scientific research? “Citizen science” is ordinary people contributing to scientific research and iNaturalist is the place to get started with any or all of the above.

    Join us to discuss how to use the iNaturalist website and mobile applications, what the options are, and how to customize your iNaturalist account for your personal interests. This workshop, led by Damon Tighe and Bill Waycott, will be a combination of hands-on classroom and field work.

    In preparation for the workshop, please sign up for an iNaturalist account online and create your profile. If you plan to use your mobile device(s), download and install the mobile app(s) on Android and IOS, prior to the workshop.  After the classroom component, we will visit the garden to use iNaturalist in real-time.  The SLO Botanical Garden is located in Chorro Regional Park, off of Hwy 1, across from Cuesta College and adjacent to the Dairy Creek Golf Course.