Humboldt Botanical Garden
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Examining Misadventures
Santa Clarita, CA80 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
The gardens have grown up so much in the time we’ve been visiting, and it is gorgeous. Even with autumn and plants dying back, it is beautiful.
We were really bummed we were too early for their gala weekend, which was subsequently cancelled, but they’re still having a picnic day (BYO) and live music.
They allow well mannered dogs $5 admission, or $20 for a canine membership.
If you’re in the mood for a lovely walk, this is the place.
Written October 11, 2021
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Kim U
4 contributions
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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Teresa K
3 contributions
Apr 2022
The gardens are gorgeous and peaceful. The plants are thoughtfully arranged so each one can be enjoyed for its own merits and we didn't feel like we were going into sensory overload. The winding trails are delightful. A lot of love has obviously gone into the place.
Written April 16, 2022
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hagerrc1
38 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
We went to Eureka as a stopover. We set up our trip to spend time here.
The Botanical Garden is nice but if this is why you went to Eureka I hope you didn't travel far. It is okay probably well done for such a struggling area. About half the plants are marked.
If we had known how little there was to do here we would never have spent the night.
Written July 4, 2017
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RamblingRoses
Hendersonville, NC861 contributions
Oct 2016 • Couples
You enter through the section of the gardens that is more of a formal garden and has quite a few flowering plants. I would have appreciated from identification tags, but there were some.

Going on uphill you will enter their woods. The dirt trail is well-maintained and easy to follow. We were there on a very overcast day but I think on a sunny day you would have had some grand views.

They charge $5 extra to bring your dog -- but it was well worth it to us because most of the redwood parks in the area don't allow dogs on any of the trails.
Written October 31, 2016
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Pamwiltravel
Arcata, CA374 contributions
Apr 2015 • Friends
What a wonderful experience! The day was perfect. Our tour guides could not have been better: knowledgeable and their love of the place and its contents was contagious. There are native plants and exotic plants and multiple habitats. Beauty and a tranquil setting. If you are en route to somewhere else, traveling up or down 101, the Garden is easily reached by a well-marked exit. In one garden the bands of color move from red to orange to yellow to blue! The Native Plant Garden is the largest in Northern California. We loved the "mediation labyrinth" sculpture, intended to be walked on. There is a motorized golf cart (and driver) available if someone is tired or has mobility issues. Most of the Garden is wheelchair accessible, and if the person can transfer to the cart, it's fine.
Written April 21, 2015
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NorthernTrip
Chico, CA3 contributions
Mar 2015 • Couples
If you like flowers and hiking this is your place. It's right off highway 101. It's only $8 per person. You can buy a small square for $200 and commemorate someone you love. In a small court yard. The coolest thing is the Vista Point and a circular thing that's like a yin yang made of dirt. There's beautiful sculptures and many different varieties of roses. The staff was ok. One guy with a big grey mustache was really friendly. There's a steep climb to the Vista Point but you can avoid it by going around. I say go the long way it's better and theres' still so much we did not see. I have to come back again. Today, they were open from 10am to 2 pm and we left around 1:45pm.
Written March 29, 2015
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CHARLES G
CAMDEN159 contributions
Jun 2017 • Family
We spent an afternoon here with local cousins and thoroughly enjoyed our stroll through the many clean and well-laid-out paths among the flower beds with their great variety of flowers and tree. Set on a gentle hillside in a mature forest, with occasional open views out to the Pacific, two mile to the west, the Garden offers an experience with much variety. It obviously gets a great deal of attention from a professional and caring staff.
Written August 12, 2017
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Michael R
9 contributions
Feb 2017 • Friends
I love the Humboldt Botanical Gardens. It has grown so much since its inception. The gardens have been carefully manicured and plantings vary from area to area. There have been many great events there over the years and I have always had fun there.
Written February 13, 2017
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EnjoysTravel_11
Medford, OR7 contributions
Feb 2015 • Couples
We were impressed because it is a garden in process-- run by volunteers who love it. Much has already been done. Walking through, you can share in their dream of a world class botanical garden. It was designed by an accomplished architect who clearly knew how to handle the rolling property. The magnolias, camellias and daffodils were in full bloom in mid-February, evidently a bit early. The native plant garden is skillfully laid out and aesthetic, as well as informative. Other environments include a temperate garden, heather garden, the reclaiming of a natural riparian/stream area, a demo funneling rain water through channels which end in a unique fountain, a terraced garden, along with less developed areas with lovely walking trails. They sell plants from starts in their greenhouse and host various classes and events. We walked the half mile to the modern/ancient labyrinth, appreciating the centering atmosphere. In a month or so even more plants will be blooming. Good walking shoes are helpful and there are plenty of strategically placed benches. We had allotted two hours and left reluctantly after three and many photos later. What a treat.
Written February 18, 2015
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