It is located in Thousand Oaks, California, Conejo Valley Botanic Garden offers an idyllic, landscaped horticultural oasis on a hill. It was inaugurated in 1976 and has been managed by volunteers. The garden has 33 acres of plant life as well as natural landscape. It is open 7 every day of the week. It is accessible for free.
The Garden is home to fifteen different gardens. Its Desert Botanical Garden features cacti, desert trees, as well as succulents. In addition, the Herb Garden features medicinal herbs and fragrant mint plants. It also houses a koi pond as well as a Japanese garden. Its Children's Garden is a separate space in which children can play and interact with the plants. There are numerous walking trails that visitors can take.
The Nature Trail is a three-quarter-mile trail that runs through willows, oaks along with other tree species. The Trail of Trees features fifty different species. Some of them are marked by a common name, and botanical names. There are a variety of native plants and trees in the area including the redwood. Its Little Loop Trail leads around an open meadow and a stream.
The Desert Botanical Garden also has an herb garden. The garden is home to plants that come from five different Mediterranean climate zones. It also has a unique orchard of fruit. The plants that grow in this region are continually mulched with wood chips that prevent water from accumulating. If standing water is found it could cause death for certain species of dry climate.
The Bird Habitat is where you can find a variety of birds, such as the black phone, the oak titmouse, as well as California towhee. The habitat also houses a water source as well as species that provide all year round food source for the birds. The Bird Habitat is situated on the third part of the Garden. It is a very popular attraction for birds that migrate. The Garden is home to the Butterfly Garden which is where nectar sources are available to butterflies. The garden also features an indicator with the most commonly seen butterflies.
The Desert Botanical Garden has a special collection of drought-resistant plants. It also includes the Penstemon collection that provides vibrant flowers throughout the year. The Garden includes an arboretum in addition. The arboretum is an assortment of plants and trees that are being studied and nurtured by scientists. The Garden also houses a nursery. The nursery serves as a work space to the plant propagation team.
It is also home to the Desert Botanical Garden and features an unusual fruit orchard. This garden is home to over forty varieties of trees that come from thirty-five nations. This Tree Collection has been installed by California Rare Fruit Growers.
The Conejo Valley Botanic Garden is an ideal place to spend the weekend or even a few hours. The garden is situated at 400 West Gainsborough Road in Thousand Oaks, California. There is ample parking on the lot to the entrance to the plant. CVBG also offers Plant sales every Sunday. They also have an area for donations near the entry point. It is recommended to inquire with the garden prior to visiting to find out when is most suitable for visiting.