Upcoming Events

Join us again in 2016 as we celebrate our ever-popular Sow in the New Year (tentative date Saturday, January 9, 2016). Visit us here again to find out more.

Meet Our Staff!


Joe Cahill, Executive Director 
805-232-3113, ext. 0

Dr. Cahill is a botanist who has over 20 years of professional experience in a combination of botanic gardens, conservation non-profits and NGOs, compliance with the Convention on Biological Diversity, and the horticulture industry.  He has contributed in a leadership capacity to the Ventura Botanical Gardens since 2008. He holds a Ph.D. in Botany from the University of California Riverside and a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in Manhattan and is an adjunct professor at California Lutheran University.



Maureen Johnson, Database Administrator
805-232-3113, ext. 2

A proud fifth generation local, Maureen was drawn to the Ventura Botanical Gardens as a volunteer in 2013. She felt the importance of giving back to her community. In 2014, she  became part of the staff of VBG, as our Database Administrator. Her background includes treasurer of a local school, then full charge bookkeeper for a local business for 17 years. She is currently a member in good standing of the Bookkeeper Association of Ventura County.



Ginny Claborn, Fundraising Administrator
805-232-3113, ext. 5

With a lengthy career in the non-profit industry, Ginny has extensive experience in helping donors invest in their community. Over the years, she has been involved in local, state and national programs. She has volunteered with the Ventura Botanical Gardens as a coordinator for the annual CAST event and contributed greatly to the success of that event. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Business and Management from Azusa Pacific University.

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

Vision Plan

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PHYSICAL LOCATION: 398 Ferro DriveVentura, CA 93001                 MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 3127, Ventura, CA 93006-3127   805-232-3113

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