Mission Viejo Garden Club

           Links to Botanical Gardens

               Arboretum and Botanical Gardens of California

Sherman Library and Gardens   Horticultural retreat featuring a cactus and succulent garden, a tropical conservatory, rose, herb, and Japanese gardens. Enjoy traditional High Tea amidst the beautiful floral setting on the last Wednesday of each month. 2647 East Coast Highway, Corona del Mar, CA 92625    (949) 673-2261      http://www.slgardens.org/ 

Davis Arboretum   100 acres of beautiful gardens, exhibits, with family programs plant sales, and tours at University of California Davis, Davis, CA    
(530) 752-4880

Descanso Gardens   An urban retreat of year-round natural beauty, renowned botanical collections and seasonal horticultural displays with an enchanted railroad,tramevents and programs at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011, near the intersection of 210 and 2 freeways.   (818) 949 4200   www.descansogardens.org/     

Fullerton Arboretum   26 lush acres, a premier resource for ecological, horticultural and historical education with a permanent collection of over 4,000 unique and unusual plant species with ponds, streams and wildlife.   1900 Associated Road, Fullerton, CA 92831    (657) 278-3407 http://fullertonarboretum.org/home.php

Huntington Botanical Garden   The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, 120 landscaped acres with over 14,000 varieties of plants in a dozen garden areas.  151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA  91108    (626) 405.2100         www.huntington.org/

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden  127-acre botanical garden and historical site with plant collections from all over the world, including many rare and endangered species.
 This rich historical site includes Native American, Rancho Period, and late 19th century treasures. Offers activities, concerts, and tours.
 301 North Baldwin Avenue, Arcadia, CA, 91007    (626) 821-3222     www.arboretum.org/

Mendocino-Coast Botanical Gardens   Manicured formal gardens, a dense coastal pine forest, native flora and habitats, fern-covered canyons, camellias, rhododendrons, magnolias and conifers, and flower-filled coastal bluffs overlook the ocean. 18220 North Highway One, Fort Bragg, CA 95437   (707) 964-4352  www.gardenbythesea.org/

Moorten Botanical Gardens   Located at the southern end of Palm Canyon Drive, with 3,000 examples of desert cacti and other desert plants grouped by geographic regions. 1701 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264    (760) 327-6555   www.palmsprings.com/moorten/index.html

Quarryhill Botanical Garden  Features one of the largest collections of documented, wild-collected Asian plants in the world, many rare and endangered species, with programs and tours.  12841 Sonoma Highway, Glen Ellen, CA 95442    (707) 996-3166       www.quarryhillbg.org/

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden   The largest botanic garden dedicated exclusively to California’s native plants with a nursery for water-wise solutions for home landscapes. 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont, CA 91711    (909) 625-8767     www.rsabg.org/

San Diego Botanic Garden  formerly Quail Botanical Gardens.  Four miles of trails on 37 acres, with the West Coast's largest interactive Children's Garden, events, classes, gift shop.  230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024    (760) 436-3036        www.sdbgarden.org/

San Francisco Botanical Garden    55 acres of landscaped gardens and open spaces with over 8000 types of plants from around the world! Recognized internationally for beauty, diversity of plant collections, educational programs and dedication to conservation. at the corner of  9th Ave. and Lincoln Way in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA  94122   (415) 661-1316  www.sfbotanicalgarden.org/

San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden   A two-acre Preview Garden is a place to see the exquisite plant life of the five major Mediterranean climate zones. Stop by aGarden Shop & Nursery or reflect under a tranquil oak tree in the Life Celebration Garden. The Children’s Garden is a fun and safe place for kids of all ages to learn, explore and grow with friends and family. 3450 Dairy Creek Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405   (805) 541-1400       http://slobg.org/

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden  An educational and scientific institution fostering stewardship of the natural world through inspired learning, rigorous scholarship, and premier displays. With an emphasis on plants native to California, the Garden advances the knowledge and understanding of plant life.  1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105   (805) 682-4726     www.sbbg.org/

South Coast Botanic Garden  87 acres offer a wide variety of blooming trees, shrubs, and flowers all year with a Cactus GardenMediterranean Garden, Japanese Garden, Koi Pond, Children's Garden, Rose Garden, Water Wise Garden and others.  26300 Crenshaw Boulevard, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274    (310) 544-1948     www.southcoastbotanicgarden.org/

Wrigley Memorial and Botanical Garden    in Avalon Catalina Island, CA 90704       (310) 510-2595    http://www.catalinaconservancy.org/index.php?s=portal


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