6th Annual Spring Garden Tour

Saturday, April 26, 10 am to 4 pm   

Enjoy a delightful California day touring some of Ventura's most fascinating gardens—six locales ranging from a contemporary garden, to an enchanting tropical garden. Want to be water-wiser? Interested in Australian plants? Have a difficult hillside garden? Many of the homes will also host educational talks and demonstrations. As a special treat, an artist will be painting in one of the gardens, and in another garden, brunch/lunch will be available, while you shop among over forty garden-themed raffle items. Raffle tickets can be purchased at any of the six homes. 

Sneak peek of the raffle items...


After Party from 4 pm to 7 pm

Bring this day to a close with a click of your ruby slippers in an historic 1930's homeOur Oz-themed After Party will be the talk of the town. Choice auction items from both a silent and live auction include a hand-built raised wooden garden planter, a brunch and harbor tour for six aboard a private boat, a sumptuous dinner at a hillside residence with Master Chef Tim Kilcoyne, a week at a Sedona condo and a three day weekend on Balboa Island.

More auction items...


Admission for all six gardens and the After Party is $80. Separately, Garden Tour tickets are $30, and After Party tickets are $55.

Purchase your discount tickets online here or at the Pacific View Mall, downtown at Palermo, Danny’s Deli on Telegraph, Green Thumb on Victoria and Pacific Oaks Federal Credit Union (check pacificoaksfcu.org for locations).

Unable to attend? Make a donation here.

For more information contact gardentour@venturabotanicalgardens.comIf you are interested in volunteering for the Garden Tour, please contact us at membership@venturabotanicalgardens.com.

Thanks to our sponsors:

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The GardenNeeds Your Help
Saturday, August 10th
8 am until noon
Our workdays are a hit!  People are coming out and we're getting the job done! We've removed fire fuel (dead, diseased and damaged wood), weeds, and other invasive plants and with your help, we will continue that same work on a regular basis.  Please mark your calendars for the second Saturday of every month. 
Schedule: I'll be there from 8 am until noon. Please come when you can and stay for as long as you can.   And bring your friends!  Who doesn't like to play in the dirt?
Parking: BBQ/Picnic area parking lot (northeast of the Cross) 
Work Area: Hillsides beginning where our Demonstration Trail intersects Summit Drive and continuing up to the Grant Park Range Road. 
Suggested Clothes & Accessories: Light-weight, long-sleeve shirt, work pants/jeans, boots, hat, work gloves, sunscreen, snack and beverage (water is best).  
Please bring along any of the following gardening tools available to you, and extras to share if you have them:
Chain saw, fuel (we really need this) and eye protection
String trimmer (aka: weed whacker), fuel, extra line and eye protection
Hand pruners
Iron rake
Pruning saw
Wheel barrow or garden cart or tarp (burlap or plastic or old sheets/blankets)
Mulch fork
Questions & RSVP: Please email Gardeners@VenturaBotanicalGardens.com and let us know if you're joining us. Let's keep growing

Jeff Lambert

Geologist Walks Grant Park

Join us for FREE family hikes, 
meet at the parking lot above City Hall,
tours will be one hour.

Saturday, September 6, 10 am 

Friday, September 12, 5 pm 

Saturday, September 20, 10 am 

Friday, September 26, 5 pm 


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To walk the trail, park behind City Hall (upper parking lot).


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