To create and maintain public gardens for the preservation, education, cultural contribution & enhancement of the entire community.


New Ventura Botanica Gardens Welcome Center
As interest in green technology grows, architects are turning to cargo containers—empty containers sit on docks because it’s too expensive to ship them back to their country of origin. This has created a surplus of a unique, low cost building material.

The Ventura Botanical Gardens' new Welcome Center design uses these containers in a series of elevated pavilions. The design is not only green, it is a beautiful use of space, creating inviting outdoor learning and event areas between the buildings. These durable and sustainable structures can be easily transported for re-use at the Gardens in the future.


What are you doing until the whole project is completed?

Good question. We’re letting the community know about us — raising funds, working on plans, and having a good time at our events along with our educational Trail Tours.

How do I become a member?

Click here. Under Join, you can choose from pay online or downloading a form you can mail in with a check. Annual memberships are available with discounted prices for seniors, students, and members of the military.

Membership benefits include the VBG newsletter, invitations to members only field trips and events, and a membership card good for discounts at a growing number of local businesses. Memberships make great gifts for your garden?loving friends too. If you’ve got questions about membership, ask us at

How do I become a volunteer?

We’re always looking for volunteers. Whether you have a specific professional or amateur skill you’d like to offer, just enjoy digging in the dirt, or fall somewhere in between, please let us know and we’ll find the right fit for you. It’s a great way to meet people and contribute to the community.

We are currently looking for an Membership Development Director and Events Coordinator. If that sounds fun to you, contact us at

What if I am not ready to be a member or volunteer yet?

Join our contact list to stay informed. We promise not to hound you. Send your name, email address, mailing address and phone number (if you’d like) to or drop a note to Ventura Botanical Gardens, PO Box 3127, Ventura CA 93006.


Ways to Give

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