Bell Gardens is a model produce farm and philanthropic endeavor owned by Glen W. Bell, Jr., retired founder of Taco Bell. It is located in Valley Center, CA, north of San Diego. Our 115 acres include cultivated fields, creek beds, walking trails, and lawns for picnics and play. We offer fresh produce picked daily, seasonal events, activities, farm-related classes and workshops, plus rides aboard a tractor-pulled hay wagon and quarter-scale train. We especially welcome families, field trips, garden clubs and senior groups.
Several miles of narrow-gauge track wind throughout the property. Visitors are often given the chance to take a ride on the Bell Gardens Farm Railway.
Directions: From San Diego take I-15 North, exit right onto Via Rancho Pkwy/Via Rancho which will turn into Bear Valley Pkwy near Orange Glen H.S. Stay right at the fork in the road and go straight until the road ends. Turn Right on Valley Parkway which becomes Valley Center Road. Once in Valley Center turn left at the second stop light at Cole Grade Road. Bell Gardens is 3 miles down on the right.
From Oceanside take Hwy 78 east to the end of the freeway. Turn right onto Broadway and left at the second light onto Washington to the very end. Turn left on S6 to Valley Center. Once in Valley Center turn left at the second stop light at Cole Grade Road. Bell Gardens is 3 miles down on the right.
From Fallbrook take I-15 south, exit on Gopher Canyon/Old Castle. Turn left under the freeway, take a right and the first quick left onto Old Castle to the very end to the light on Valley Center Road. Turn left and then take a left at the stop light at Cole Grade Road. Bell Gardens is 3 miles down on the right.