California Garden Websites

Garden Site Directory

A list of links to gardens open to the public, arboreta (botanical gardens dedicated to trees), community gardens, garden clubs, state associations, garden websites, gardening help and other useful government websites in California. If there's a link that should be here, or you see anything that needs corrected, let us know - contact details are at the bottom of the page.

Arboreta and Gardens


Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanical Garden
301 N. Baldwin Avenue, Arcadia, CA, Arcadia, CA 91007
127 acre botanical garden and historical site. Admission.


Wrigley Memorial and Botanical Garden
1402 Avalon Cyn Rd, Avalon, CA 90704


University of California Botanical Garden
200 Centennial Drive, #5045, Berkeley, CA 94720


Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
1500 North College Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711


Clovis Botanical Garden Committee, Inc.
1909 Harvard Avenue, Clovis, CA 93612


Markham Regional Arboretum Society
Concord, CA 94521

Corona del Mar

Sherman Library and Gardens
2647 East Coast Highway, Corona del Mar, CA 92625


University of California Davis Arboretum
Davis, CA 95616

El Cajon

Water Conservation Garden
12122 Cuyanaca College Drive West, El Cajon, CA 92019


Quail Botanical Gardens
Encinitas, CA 92023


Humboldt Botanical Gardens Foundation
Eureka, CA 95502

Fort Bragg

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
18220 N. Hwy. 1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437


Shinzen Japanese Garden
Fresno, CA 93721
5 acre Japanese gardenand teahouse located within Woodward Region Park. Admission.


Fullerton Arboretum
1900 Associated Road, Fullerton, CA 92831
"26-acre botanical garden with an ecologically arranged collection of plants from around the world." Admission for special events.

Glen Ellen

Quarryhill Botanical Garden
Glen Ellen, CA 95442

La Cañada-Flintridge

Descanso Gardens
1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada-Flintridge, CA 91011


Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve
Lancaster, CA 93536
1,745 acre State Reserve

Long Beach

Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden
6300 State University Drive, Suite 306, Long Beach, CA 90815

Los Angeles

Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden
10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024
At the UCLA Hammer Museum. Admission.

J. Paul Getty Museum
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90049
Museum and gardens. Admission.


Val Verde
Montecito, CA
National Register of Historic Places.


Labadie Arboretum
Merritt College, 12500 Campus Drive, Oakland, CA 94619

Palm Desert

Living Desert
47-900 Portola Ave., Palm Desert, CA 92260
Zoo and botanical gardens. Admisison.

Palo Alto

Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden
1431 Waverley Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301


Tournament of Roses - Wrigley Gardens
391 S. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91184
4 1/2 acres of roses, camellias and annuals. Centennial Rose Garden features the All-America Rose Selections (AARS). Check website for free public tour information.


McConnell Arboretum & Gardens
Redding, CA
Newest addition to the Turtle Bay Exploration Park


Kimberly Crest House and Gardens
1325 Prospect Drive, Redlands, CA 92373
French chateau style home and Italian style gardens. Admission.

San Diego

Balboa Park Gardens
San Diego, CA 92101
1,200 acres, about 15,000 trees, about 350 different species.

Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego
San Diego, CA 92101
At Balboa Park.

San Diego Zoo
2920 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA 92112
California Nativescapes Botanical Garden and a variety of specialty gardens. Admission.

San Francisco

San Francisco Botanical Garden
9th Ave at Lincoln Way Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94122

San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers
McLaren Lodge, Golden Gate Park, 501 Stanyan Street, San Francisco, CA 94117

San Jose

Guadalupe River Park and Gardens
715 Spring St., San Jose, CA 95110
Includes the Heritage Rose Garden and John E. Stowell Dahlia Display Garden

San Jose Heritage Rose Garden
715 Spring St., San Jose, CA 95110
"A world class collection of almost 5,000 plants of more than 3,500 varieties of heritage, modern and miniature roses." Part of the Guadalupe River Park and Gardens. Free admission.

San Luis Obispo

Friends of San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403

San Marino

Huntington Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108
150 acres of gardens, 15,000 plants, a number of theme and specialty gardens. Admission.

San Mateo

San Mateo Arboretum
101 9th Ave., San Mateo, CA 94401

Santa Barbara

Ganna Walska Lotusland
695 Ashley Road, Santa Barbara, CA, Santa Barbara, CA 93108

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Santa Cruz

Arboretum at the University of California, Santa Cruz
1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064

Santa Rosa

Luther Burbank Home & Gardens
Santa Rosa Ave. at Sonoma Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95402
Home, greehouse, and gardens of Luther Burbank.


Alta Vista Gardens
Vista, CA 92085

Walnut Creek

Ruth Bancroft Garden, Inc.
Walnut Creek, CA 94598


Filoli Center
86 Canada Road, Woodside, CA 94062
654 acre estate with historic house and gardens. Admission.

Yorba Linda

Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace
18001 Yorba Linda Boulevard, Yorba Linda, CA 92886
The largest rose garden in Orange County with 1400+ roses and over 80 varieties. Docent guided garden tours from April to September. Admission.

Community Gardens

Common Ground Garden Program

Brisbane: Brisbane Community Garden

Fortuna: Fortuna Community Garden

Hayward: Hayward Community Garden

Los Angeles: Wattles Farm

Oakland: Oakland Community Gardens

Garden Clubs

San Gabriel Cactus and Succulent Society

Bay Area Carnivorous Plant Society

California Garden Clubs

Diablo View Orchid Society

Friends of the Regional Parks Botanic Garden

Napa Valley Orchid Society

Southern California Garden Club

Alameda: East Bay Rose Society

Bakersfield: Kern County Rose Society

Citrus Heights: Sierra Foothills Rose Society

Contra Costa: Contra Costa Rose Society

El Cajon: East County Rose Society

Fallbrook: Fallbrook Garden Club

Fresno: Fresno Cactus and Succulent Society

Fresno: San Joaquin Valley Rose Society

Jackson: Motherlode Rose Society

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Rose Society

Los Angeles: Pacific Rose Society

Marin County: Marin Rose Society

Modesto: Modesto Garden Club

Monterey Bay: Monterey Bay Rose Society

Redding: Shasta Rose Society

Sacramento: Sacramento Rose Society

San Clemente: San Clemente Garden Club

San Diego: San Diego Cactus and Succulent Society

San Diego: San Diego Floral Association

San Diego: San Diego Rose Society

San Francisco: Golden Gate Rose Society

San Francisco: San Francisco Rose Society

San Francisco: San Francisco Succulent & Cactus Society

San Jose: Cactus and Succulent Society of San Jose

Santa Barbara: Santa Barbara Rose Society

Santa Clara: Santa Clara County Rose Society

Santa Cruz: Monterey Bay Dahlia Society

Santa Rosa: Redwood Empire Rose Society

Stockton: Stockton Rose Society

Temecula: Temecula Valley Rose Society

Valencia: Santa Clarita Valley Rose Society

Ventura County: Ventura County Rose Society

State Associations

California Garden & Landscape History Society

California Native Plant Society

Dahlia Society of California

Gardening Help

University of California Cooperative Extension

Alameda County Master Gardeners

California Master Gardeners

Contra Costa Master Gardeners

Lake County Master Gardeners

Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County

Monterey Bay Master Gardeners

Napa County Master Gardeners

San Diego Master Gardeners

Solano County Master Gardeners

Yolo County Master Gardeners

Other Useful Sites

America's Byways - CA

California Travel and Tourism

Department of Parks and Recreation

Visit California