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Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Ranked #1 of 32 things to do in Encinitas
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

The Gardens are amazing and a great place for some photos as well as some quiet time. Plenty of places to just "be". Afterwards, we visited the gift shop that is full of all sorts of great and hard to find musical instruments as well as some beautiful spiritual art.

Thank Chaza01
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

No matter what your religion you will love these well cared for, lush, gardens. High on a hill right next to the ocean, the landscaping and setting are perfect. Plenty of areas to rest and reflect. Plenty of paths where you can go on small adventures. Several places to look out to sea.......

Thank maranasam
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

We have an avid gardener in our family. He has an impressive garden of his own that he is constantly replanting and landscaping. For him gardens are a travel destination, so he has been to most of the well-known gardens and garden shows in California. Looking to include sites for everyone on our trip, I took a gamble on this meditation garden.

The family was enthralled! Although the garden is not expansive you feel as if you have walked into a hidden mythical world. The place is impressive from the landscape to the details to the health of the flora. Our garden fanatic was speechless over the work that had been invested. This was a trip highlight!

Thank CuriousTrvl
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

Donate a dollar or more for the up keep of the meticulously kept garden that leads to a view you will never forget!
Tranquil coy ponds with the most beautiful fish.
Located just behind the huge gold self realization temple.
Hidden jewel open to everyone.
Respect the peace!

1  Thank Julie S
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Reviewed 18 October 2013 via mobile

This was a surprise find and what a wonderful surprise it was! The grounds are well-kept and simply beautiful both for its views of the ocean and the plant life that flourishes. Take your time wandering the paths; sit on one of the many benches & just breathe it all in. Free admission to the grounds. Not the kind of place to take ill-mannered children. May be difficult for wheelchairs & strollers. There's also a nice gift shop/book store caddy corner to the entrance. Some really beautiful Indian artwork, jewelry, and apparel.

2  Thank indigo100966
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