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San Luis Obispo
Immerse yourself in the diversity of plant life at the SLO Botanical Garden
 If you like learning about beauti- ful drought tolerant plants that thrive on the Central Coast, then you’ll enjoy visiting the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden. This garden is devoted to showcas-
ing unique plants from the five Mediterranean climate regions of the world.
The San Luis Obispo Botani- cal Garden came about through the interest and hard work of Eve Vigil. In 1989 while she studied at Cal Poly University, her profes-
sor suggested planting xeriscape gardens locally. Friends of San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit volunteer organiza- tion, acquired use of 150 acres of El Chorro Regional Park and have developed a master plan that is in
its final stages of approval this year. Eve continues to maintain and guide the garden today, along with
a growing hard-working staff, a robust group of volunteers, a board of directors, and an expert team of
knowledgeable docents and plant enthusiasts that help maintain and grow the garden.
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