Support of the Ventura Botanical Gardens can be given in a multitude of ways.

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Membership Benefits

Membership with the Ventura Botanical Gardens offers other great discounts including:

10% off at Australian Native Plants Nursery 9040 N. Ventura Avenue, Ventura (805) 649-3362
10% off at Green Thumb 1899 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura (cannot be combined with other offers)
10% off at Heritage Succulents Oxnard (805) 486-6074 (includes any purchase of succulents or succulents dish gardens at our festival/street fair booths or plants purchased by appointment at our backyard nursery. Excludes cacti and other non succulents plants.)
15% off at Island View Nursery 3376 Foothill Road, Carpinteria
10% off at K.O. Davis Tree (805) 643-4224, (specializing in pruning, removals, tree maintenance)
10% off at Seaside Gardens 3700 Via Real, Carpinteria (805) 684-6001
10% off at Villa Tasca Gardens 2057 E Thompson Boulevard, Ventura                                          

10% off at CamperRentalsUSA 2606 N Ventura Avenue, Ventura
10% off at Sail Channel Islands (805) 750-7828, (sailing lessons and yacht charters)

10% off at Naturally Wild Artisan Soap & Bath 12 W. Main, Ventura (805) 658-3903
10% off at Rubicon Theater Company 1006 E Main Street, Ventura
10% off at We Olive 294 East Main Street, Ventura

10% off at Ventura FastFrame 3954 E Main Street, Ventura
10% off at, - Ava Anderson Non Toxic products- by Alison Carlson, Independent Consultant. (To receive discount of 10% email Alison at with your order). NEW!

Discounts are subject to change. 



The BIG STEP Campaign

The community's contributions to the ongoing Foot by Foot campaign is helping in the funding development of the Demonstration Trail, and we've initiated the "The BIG STEP" Development Campaign to take it to the next level. The funding from this campaign will enhance the trail, augment it, and provide for trail maintenance and next step planning. 

A number of viewpoints have been identified. Each offers spectacular panoramic ocean views or views into the arroyos. Many of the sites will be vantage points over gardens that will be developed in the future.

This exciting, expansive opportunity is time sensitive. Performance must be demonstrated to fulfill the lease option. The trail must be completed and next step planning must begin now. Funds are needed to continue.

Please, walk the trail, stop at the designated points, observe a moment of silence, look around, gaze out towards the ocean, look into the arroyo, breathe in, feel the tranquility this place creates.

If you are interested in helping us take "The BIG STEP" there are naming opportunities ranging from $10K to $300K. Please contact Jonell McLain.

Together, we need to do this now!

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Foot By Foot Campaign

VBG Foot by Foot

Our first installation, the Demonstration Trail, opened on October 20, 2012 with a big community celebration. We built that wonderful trail Foot by Foot.

Everyone is welcome. You can hike it, stroll it, rock ’n’ roll it, walk your dogs, bring your camera, bring your paints, bring your sweetheart, bring your imaginary friend, enjoy the view, enjoy the air. The first portion, from the upper parking lot behind City Hall, gently climbs 1400 feet to a viewing area overlooking the city and the ocean and is accessible via wheelchair.

This is your opportunity to buy a foot, or as many feet as you’d like. Each foot is $50. Buy two feet for yourself, buy a foot or two or more for everyone in your family, buy some for your friends. So far, donors have purchased feet as birthday gifts, wedding gifts, holiday gifts, as Valentines, in honor of friends and family and in memory of loved ones.
Have a dog? Buy four feet! Have two dogs? Buy eight! Buy ten feet as a wedding gift and send the new couple on the right path. Make them a part of history. Our donors are acknowledged here and in our newsletter, and personalized certificates will be sent via email for each donation.

As we maintain this trail and plan to build others, your help is invaluable. Please put your best foot forward. It’s good for your health and good for your soul. It’s good for all of us as we continue to make the Gardens a reality.

JOIN OUR GROWING LIST OF DONORS. Please click here to donate today by check
or here by credit card.

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To walk the trail, park behind City Hall (upper parking lot).

Vision Plan

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SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR PHOTOGRAPHERS: Randy Encinas, Stephen Schafer, Shane Hess, Ned Simonds, Donald A. Taylor, Joe Cahill and Barbara Brown. Photographers own all rights to the photography. 

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