Plan your visit
The Botanic Garden is a place of beauty and serenity, of education, research and conservation, of history and stewardship.
We welcome you to visit and enjoy our unique native California plants exhibits in beautifully designed landscapes.
Expand your horizons and register for a class in botanical drawing, yoga, botany, or another interest today!
As there are no refreshment facilities available at the Botanic Garden, our visitors are very welcome to bring a picnic with them. Toilet facilities including an adapted toilet and baby change are available from March to October 7 days a week, but only on weekends during the winter unless by prior arrangement.
Plant picks this week are like Dante before he finds Virgil, although hopefully we lead you through something closer to Paradiso than Inferno. What I mean to say is that our excellent 2014/15 vintage of trainees have left for pastures new (no doubt in need of some top-notch turf maintenance) and our new arrivals are deemed too green for a week or two to make the picks!
The Botanic garden offers enriching outdoor learning experiences for all students. Our landscape and plant collections provide a feast for the eyes, and we encourage visiting groups to learn to look. The development of observation skills is a fundamental scientific tool, which we aim to support at all levels.