Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the Ventura Botanical Gardens? The location is Grant Park above City Hall in downtown Ventura. The park is open from dawn to dusk. To find the rustic location on your search device — 398 Ferro Drive, Ventura. The first trail, the Demonstration Trail, is complete. Almost a mile long and six feet wide, with a decomposed granite surface and hand‐built stone walls, the trail begins at the upper parking lot behind City Hall at 501 Poli Street. Planting for the Chilean Gardens ...more
From Jan. 2 — 24, the lower portion of the trail from City Hall to Summit Drive will be closed for maintenance/development.The upper portion of the trail will remain open. Thank you.
Our first installation, the Demonstration Trail, opened on October 20, 2012 with a big community celebration. We built that trail Foot by Foot. Now a popular local hiking destination, everyone is welcome.
Everyone is welcome. You can hike it, stroll it, rock ’n’ roll it, walk your dogs, bring your camera, bring your paints, bring your sweetheart, bring your imaginary friend, enjoy the view, enjoy the air. The first portion, from the upper parking lot behind City Hall, gently climbs 1400 feet to a viewing area overlooking the city and the ocean and is accessible via wheelchair.
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Ventura Botanical Gardens
398 Ferro Drive, Ventura, CA 93001
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