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Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens

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215 W K St, Encinitas, CA 92024-5040
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

One of Encinitas'/San Diego's hidden gems - if you're looking for a way to disconnect, SRF Meditation Gardens is a great way.......beautifully maintained, seasonal blooms all thru the gardens, dramatic views of the ocean from the bluff, Koi ponds and waterfalls - I take family...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank vjoyemmons
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Not too hard to park for these 20 acres of beautifully maintained gardens with 2000 feet of beachfront. The pics say it all. Don’t bring small children (unless very well-behaved), as this a place for quiet meditation.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank cybermd
Reviewed 21 May 2018

These gardens are just so beautiful. Levels of gorgeous koi ponds, waterfalls, walkways, sitting areas that lead all the way up to the most amazing view overlooking the ocean. True bliss in a peaceful setting. They also have a great little gift shop full of...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Vicki J
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

This place is an oasis in the middle of a busy area. Brief walk to see the ocean. Sit and be silent and watch the geckos run around. A hummingbird buzzed by me and hung out with me. Take a minute to indulge. Free admission...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank D7330IPhollyc
Reviewed 29 March 2018

The compact garden leads to a wonderful view of the Pacific at the top. A quiet retreat with a surprising variety of gorgeous plants and blooms. Sit and enjoy, and leave a token amount for the privilege.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Jutta S
Reviewed 25 March 2018

It is not 'super special' but you never the less come out feeling refreshed. Worth a quick jaunt. The koa are beautiful, some of the largest I have seen.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Charlie_Bites
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Glad that we were told to stop here. Views of Pacific are breathtaking and place is incredibly tranquil.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank dfutransky
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Great place along the coast. The koi ponds where wonderful and had an extensive variety of fish. Very peaceful and thoughtful place.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Mark M
Reviewed 13 March 2018

The gardens occupy a significant chunk of prime ocean-vieweing real estate in Encinitas. I thought the gardens were nice, perhaps a bit too groomed - a spiritual center, I'd expect them to work more WITH Nature, rather than working nature. It has also ocurred to...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank kaioatey
Reviewed 4 March 2018

This center has an absolutely beautiful garden that is open to the public. The only problem is that everybody knows about it! Maybe early morning would provide more solitude....

Date of experience: January 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