Thirty seven acres of Encinitas, ocean view property has been reserved for the San Diego Botanical Gardens (aka Quail Botanical Gardens) for the past twenty years. Their mission is to “inspire people of all ages to connect with plants and nature”. We connected today; wandering along rainforest trails, in bamboo gardens, near turtle breeding grounds, in an orchid greenhouse, and more (in a two hour period I don’t think we came close to seeing even a portion of what these gardens have to offer). Good thing we became members! Just twenty minutes from the house, it is yet another outdoor space to add to our repertoire. There is so much to do in San Diego county, our list is getting pretty long. I suppose the problem is that most of the time when we visit a place it doesn’t get erased from the list but outlined in permanent marker.