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Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens

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Peaceful walk

Absolutely wonderful walk through the gardens along the cliffs overlooking the water. Quiet serene... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fairfield, Connecticut
Beautiful garden

lovely garden right above the beach in Encinitas. Walk, meditate, admire the plants, go with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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215 W K St, Encinitas, CA 92024-5040
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely wonderful walk through the gardens along the cliffs overlooking the water. Quiet serene meditative contemplative. Koi ponds and gorgeous succulents. So peaceful. Looking forward to returning next month.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank janhanbanana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

lovely garden right above the beach in Encinitas. Walk, meditate, admire the plants, go with peaceful intensions. Its a mediate garden. No place for loud out of control children, go to the beach with them. Thank you parents

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank nancypaulrealtor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love visiting the gardens and the Koi ponds here. Beautiful benches to sit on in secluded areas to meditate. Stunning views of the beach below where you can watch the surfers catch waves. Free admission with donation option.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Madebes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My nephew told me this was a "don't miss" and he was right. Located on the bluffs overlooking the Pacific, contains all kinds of plants and flowers, and the biggest koi you ever saw.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank retravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is such a beautiful and peaceful garden with exotic plants and pretty flowers. It also offers gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean. It is a small place but you can spend hours in peace and meditate over there. There is also a very nice...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank ParvizM2013
Reviewed 25 October 2018

But I wouldn't want to paint it. Zingo. Cool place, but why no on the carpy carpy? Well, at least I didn't see any. My eye is injured.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Cammeaux
Reviewed 20 September 2018

These gardens were very pretty and great ocean views but not as large as I expected. Narrow pathways and security extremely rude about even talking softly to discuss the gardens or the view. Okay if you are a fan of gardens but wouldn't do it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Pioneer784931
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Find your zen at this beautifully landscaped garden. It’s got several little nooks with benches for people who want to sit and meditate or just appreciate the beauty and nature. The ocean view is breathtaking. The landscaping is impressive. The koi pond is so well...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Diane Y
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Perfect place for a quick stroll or even a meditation or self reflection. Not very big so I generally avoid it on holidays but other days its nice, right on the water so the views are fantastic.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank pranjals
Reviewed 29 August 2018

The Gardens are a place of natural beauty and serenity. There are small alcoves which offer seating and spots for quiet contemplation along with amazing views of the ocean. People speak softly if at all, and serenity is the overwhelming feel of this magical spot....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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1 April 2018|
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Response from invertpaleo | Reviewed this property |
The Botanical Garden is quite large, and I you want to explore it thoroughly, I would recommend a half-day visit or even a whole day visit if you are very keen on plants. The SRF gardens are not very large, and assuming you... More
3 February 2018|
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Response from AlaskaMarion | Reviewed this property |
There is no charge to visit the gardens. As for the best time of year, I have been there in October as well as January and February. Each time I have visited, there have been flowers in bloom. Much care goes into maintaining... More
12 September 2017|
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Response from Ing D | Reviewed this property |
It's closed on Mondays. If you Google 'SRF meditation gardens opening hours' you'll get a link to the website with the opening hours for the gardens. There is a retreat center attached to it, but you have to be a member of... More