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 great discounts including:

10% off at Australian Native Plants Nursery Casitas Spring, Ojai, Appt. only, 805-649-3362
New! 10% off at Flora Gardens (each visit) 245 Old Baldwin Rd., Ojai, 805-640-0055, (No sod, combining coupons or offers apply)
10% off at Green Thumb 1899 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, 805-642-8517, (cannot be combined with other offers)
10% off at Heritage Succulents Oxnard, 805-402-0016, (includes any purchase of succulents or succulents dish gardens at our festival/Farmers Market booths or plants purchased by appointment at our backyard nursery)
New! 10% off at Integrity Tree Service, Arborist, 805-501-2413, (specializing in pruning, removals, tree maintenance) serving Santa Barbara to Simi Valley
15% off at Island View Nursery 3376 Foothill Rd., Carpinteria, 805-684-0324
10% off at Seaside Gardens 3700 Via Real, Carpinteria, 805-684-6001
10% off at Villa Tasca Gardens 2057 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura

10% off at Camper Rentals USA 2606 N. Ventura Avenue, Ventura, 805-641-4100
New! 10% off at Reptile Family, 805-217-4785, Serving Ventura & Oxnard
10% off at Sail Channel Islands 805-750-7828, (sailing lessons and yacht charters)

New! 10% off at Chandanni Organic Beauty and Wellness Ayurveda 2018 B. E. Main St., 805-667-9175
10% off at Rubicon Theater Company 1006 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-667-2900
10% off at We Olive 294 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-238-2900
New! 15% off at Spice Topia in-store purchase, 576 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-628-3267

New! Buy or Sell a Ventura County Residence with Blake Mashburn Century 21 Troop Real Estate & Fine Estate Properties and Blake will afford a Seller's Home Warranty or a Buyer's Home Warranty, your choice, a $500 value for FREE! 1190 S. Victoria Ave., Ste. 104, Ventura, Office: 805-856-9350, Cell: 805-368-0202
New! 10% off at Hurley Optical Jack Hurley, 914 Linden Ave., Carpinteria, CA, 805-684-7373
New! 10% off at Joyful Paws Dog Training with Kasey Joy Nash Mobile Dog Training Serving Ventura County, 805-624-9038,
New! 10%off at Lil John’s Rooter & Plumbing LLC 805-862-7728,, John Aguilera & Alan Roper serving Santa Barbara to Westlake
New! 10% off at M. Bella Shae Skin & Lash with Christina Dominguez, 2018 E. Main St., Ste. A, Ventura, 805-667-9155
New! $10 off any massage service valued at $50 and over, with Michelle Votrian, LMT 3360B Loma Vista, Ventura, 805-340-7319
New! 10% off at Rubber Neck Signs, 1801 Holier Walk, Ste. 110, Oxnard, 805-201-2498
10% off at Ventura Picture Framing, 3954 E. Main Street, Ventura, 805-642-2180
New! 10% of Agent's commission towards closing costs when you HIRE SUZY LOERA, Realtor, Keller Williams to represent you in the purchase or sale of your home up to $1,000.00. CALL TODAY for a no-cost consultation 805-907-1531. BRE#01265460

Discounts are subject to change. Please visit for current listing of discounts.



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!

501(c)(3) Charitable Corporation Tax ID #20-841-6864


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.

501(c)(3) Charitable Corporation Tax ID #20-841-6864

Map to Site

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

Vision Plan

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