Humboldt Botanical Garden

Humboldt Botanical Garden, Eureka: Address, Phone Number, Humboldt Botanical Garden Reviews: 4.5/5

Humboldt Botanical Garden
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Cynthia W
Modesto, CA39 contributions
Don't Miss
Jun 2021
Very enjoyable seeing the plants and landscape. Lots of hiking if your able and if not still plenty to see.
Great and professional volunteers.
Written June 12, 2021
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Kim U
4 contributions
Flowers in bloom!
May 2021
Loved this little botanical garden- maybe because at the time we went so many flowers were in bloom! It's small and manageable, but you have the option of taking a 3/4 mile walk on the grounds too if you want. Has a small nursery if you want to buy plants. Super clean port-a-potty is your bathroom option. All in all a lovely visit.
Written June 2, 2021
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Examining Misadventures
Santa Clarita, CA68 contributions
Beautiful and a bargain
Jul 2019
HINTS/TIPS: If you’re into botanical gardens, this is the one to join. For $35/single or $50/family, you get membership not only in this garden, you get admission into gardens around the country...it’s a screaming bargain. In Los Angeles, by comparison, you’ll pay $90+ to join Descanso Gardens. With this membership, you go in for free.

For an extra $20, your dog can join and gets his/her own membership card. However, they don’t allow dogs on the lawns. This I do not understand. How can you tell dogs to stay off grass? That’s like telling a child not to breathe.

Pee before you go. They only have porta-potties.

The labyrinth is worth the hike for the able-bodied. Be aware, though, it’s a bit of a hike - steep in places - but gorgeous. Awesome.
Written December 3, 2019
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ArlettaC
Fairfield, CA1,124 contributions
Nice work in progress.
Jun 2019
The Humboldt garden is fairly new as botanical gardens go, but it has a lot going for it: an easily accessible location with plenty of free parking, a beautiful hillside location, and a cadre of volunteers who are obviously putting in extensive amounts of time to improve the site. There’s a lovely native plants garden, a very pretty stream-side woodland garden on the slope, and sweeping lawns and rose plantings. It will only get better as time goes on. Lots of pleasant walkways and paths to wander. A treat!
Written August 22, 2019
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Natasha D
Los Altos, CA30 contributions
Beautiful garden with marginal ADA accommodations.
Aug 2019
The gardens are extensive and beautiful: well worth seeing. Admission is relatively inexpensive, parking is free, and the location is well marked and easy to find.

Unfortunately access for handicapped persons is complicated at best. There's a map that directs users to an "ADA entrance" but some staff doesn't even know there IS an ADA gate, it's kept locked, needs a key even from the inside, has no sign, and there's no buzzer. We were told "most people call ahead" but that's not a reasonable expectation. Worse still, one staff member decided to tell the able bodied member of our group that the gate is only there because the law requires it, no one uses it, and the handicap "sticker industry" is full of fraud! I'm sure this person doesn't represent the organization or even the majority of staff, but the comments were wildly inappropriate. (By the way it was the definitely handicapped elderly member of our party who had recommended the garden to us!)

Visitors who succeed in getting someone's attention and wait to have the "ADA" gate unlocked cannot buy tickets at that entrance and must somehow make their way up to the other entrance or have a friend who can do so. You might as well come in at the front. Otherwise, the garden is on a slope and most paths are gravel, so wheelchairs and walkers cannot move freely, and the only sanitary facilities are porta potties.

I hope the garden management will make it a priority to pave the main pathways in the "accessible" portion of the garden, at the front entrance, and along the path to the butterfly house. The garden is lovely and everyone should be able to enjoy their visit.
Written August 14, 2019
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Americantravel17
170 contributions
Great service
Jun 2019 • Family
Went to the garden with a large group of kids ages 2-13 and several adults. They were so kind and allowed a few in our party with trouble walking to ride in the gem car. It was a great tour with lots of fun tidbits. We were able to stop at desired locations to see photos and were able to see the main trails. The others enjoyed the additional trails. The kids enjoyed the butterfly garden and the activities available.
Written July 3, 2019
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Amy C
22 contributions
Music, trails, butterflies, and beauty
Aug 2018 • Friends
Every day the Botanical Garden offers a network of beautiful trails through diverse gardens, a butterfly house that entrances children, and interesting sculpture. But do yourself a favor and go during their Sunday music events when there are also goodies for sale and live music. Pack a picnic and then treat yourself to dessert.
Written January 6, 2019
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Geoffrey Bean
10 contributions
Beautiful garden
Dec 2018 • Family
This was so nice to see. A beautiful garden with great customer service who are willing to answer all your questions. Check them out
Written December 22, 2018
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scoach2016
Eureka, CA25 contributions
I've been there...
Jun 2018 • Friends
If you are curious about the place, I would recommend going there when they are hosting some kind of special event -- just to make it more interesting. The was outdoor seating in the sun to burn the guests. WHat they need it an outdoor pavillion, but I guess they would need a fundraiser. It would serve their visitors better to have a better developed area with picnic tables in the shade -- and shaded seating for events. I would say it is not ready for prime time. If you go just only for the plants, it might be worth the visit. It is easy to find -- immediately adjacent to the College of the Redwoods campus.
Written November 11, 2018
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TheSwansonBunch
Kailua-Kona, HI9 contributions
My 3 year old twins were a foot away from being killed.
Oct 2018 • Family
Today, My husband, toddler twins and I were walking the garden when a Toyota truck with a worker in it was driving extremely fast, with a filthy windshield. I started screaming and running towards the truck to stop it from hitting my babies who were directly in front. I have NEVER been so terrified in my life. I’m still shaking. After this old lady almost hit my twins she literally didn’t say a word, just sped by us. Who almost runs over small children and doesn’t at least say sorry or acknowledge how they almost killed two children? 5 minutes before my kids were running down this hill, they wouldn’t be alive right now. We paid $16 for my husband and I to get into this botanical garden and we had to sign everyone in. This seemed like a legit business. Common sense is that they wouldn’t allow trucks to drive like bats out of hell while they know there our kids are walking around. My warning to the public is to never allow your children or animals out of your sight or better yet, don’t risk your families life for a flower garden.
Written October 24, 2018
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