Ventura Botanical Gardens, Ventura

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#3 of 12 in Parks in Ventura
This public benefit nonprofit organization is dedicated to creating a world-class botanical garden for the preservation, education, cultural contribution and enhancement of the community. The gardens, when completed, will celebrate the five Mediterranean climate regions of the world—Chile, the Cape of South Africa, Australia, the Mediterranean Basin and California.

Boasting spectacular nearly 360-degree views including the California coast, lush agricultural landscapes, historic downtown Ventura and the Channel Islands, the Ventura Botanical Gardens is located at 398 Ferro Drive at Grant Park, Ventura, CA and is open from dawn to dusk.

To find out more, visit www.VenturaBotanicalGardens.com
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  • I visited the Ventura Botanical Gardens in late April 2019. My first visit since the Thomas Fire. They have done an amazing job of rebuilding retaining walls and a nice new river rock stairway. Beauti...  more »
  • The Ventura Botanical Gardens are an absolute gem. You can opt for a light stroll or even a more vigorous hike if you go all the way through the gardens and to the top toward the Serra Cross. At the t...  more »
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  • This was great before the fire and it's even better after! The new stone work and paths made after the fire are beautiful. The numerous benches and inspirational quotes from the donors are lovely and perfectly placed to enjoy the gorgeous views from the hillside. Even though the plants have not grown back yet, it's still beautiful and a really nice hike. It will be amazing when the plants come back. The new welcome center with a bathroom is a great upgrade to the old space. There is now a fee to get in but it is well worth the price because this place is very special and the fee goes directly to keeping it alive and thriving.
  • I love the trails. Has always been a beautiful place, you stand up on top of the Mountain in Ventura and look to the west. You can see the city with the Mission all out towards the wharf to the sea! Beautiful sunrises and sunsets that are magical!

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