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Become a Garden Docent at SLO Botanical Garden!

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ORGANIZATION: San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden

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Docents connect people and plants!

We are happy to announce that we are starting up ourDocent Certification and Training ! Our Docents lead groups of adults, families, school groups or just interested visitors wanting to learn more about the Garden and our unique mediterranean climate. We hope you will join us as we build our Docent team and help SLO Botanical Garden to share our mission tohonor and preserve our connection with nature!

To find out how to join one of our Orientation meetings, please contact Peter Sarracino at to sign up.
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About San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden


3450 Dairy Creek Road, El Chorro Regional Park, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden is to display the diverse plant life of the Mediterranean climate zones of the world and to provide opportunities for education, recreation, conservation and research. Through its programs and facilities, the Garden will foster an appreciation and understanding of the relationship between people and nature and will encourage a sense of stewardship toward the natural environment.


The San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden is located in El Chorro Regional Park, halfway between San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay on Highway One. It currently consists of a 2.5 acre Preview Garden, Propagation facilities, a Childrens Garden of Exploration, and two straw bale constructed, solar powered buildings, one of which is an educational/meeting facility and the second which is our offices and Library. Our Master Plan envisions a 150 acre garden dedicated to creating and interpreting the Mediterranean climate regions of the world- coastal California, Central Chile, the tip of South Africa, coastal south and southwestern Australia, and the Mediterranean Basin region. This focus is unique in the world of botanical gardens and is part of our effort to link people with plants from around the world that can be grown here in a sustainable manner. You can find out more about what we have been doing at the Garden from our website, or on our Facebook page.


Children & Youth
Animals, Children & Youth, Environment


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3450 Dairy Creek RoadEl Chorro Regional ParkSan Luis Obispo, CA 93405



  • Environmental Education
  • Botany
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture
  • Child Development
  • Adult Education


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One 2-hour training class a week for 5 weeks followed by shadow shifts with an experienced Docent (3-4 sessions)
  • Docents agree to volunteer for at least 2 tours per month. Anyone working with children must take and pass a Livescan background check.

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