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The Ventura Botanical Gardens app is available at the iTunes Store and at Google Play for free. Get it now & use it on your next hike in the gardens!


Where is the Ventura Botanical Gardens?

Planting for the Chilean Garden, South African Garden, and California native plants area has begun. When completed, the Chilean Gardens will be the largest in the world, outside of Chile.

Grant Park is open from dawn to dusk.

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, then click Membership to pay online or to download 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.

I'm a member of the media and want more information, who do I contact?

Please contact our Marketing and Media Chair, Barbara Brown, at