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Wander Through Colorful Gardens at McConnell Arboretum in Redding

Walk along pathways lined with blooming flowers, fragrant herbs, and turtles basking in the sunlight. Part of the Turtle Bay Exploration Park, this natural sanctuary is situated on the banks of the Sacramento River. Explore a series of gardens with an impressive diversity of plants, including the Medicinal Garden, the Butterfly Garden, and the Pacific Rim Garden. Drift through a field full of wildflowers and pause for a moment by the pond. Learn about gardening in the nursery, then pick up a flower to take home. Kids can have fun at the Children's Garden, a whimsical playground with a water feature and vibrant Mosaic Oasis. While you're at the botanic gardens in Redding, be sure to check out the Sundial Bridge and the hands-on museum across the river.
 

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Prices -

$16 adults, $12 seniors 65+/children ages 4-15, free for children age 3 and under
 

Hours -

10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. or dusk
 

Events

  • Brews by the Bridge
  • A Passion for Perennials
  • Turtle Bay Farmers Market
 
 

Activities

  • Numerous Gardens
  • Children's Play Area
  • Butterflies
  • Turtle Pond
  • Sculptures & Fountains
  • Garden Nursery Shop
 

FAQs

  • What plants can I see at the McConnell Arboretum in Redding?

    Discover 200 acres of drought-tolerant plants, ornamental grasses, California natives, locally adapted perennials, and Mediterranean climate zone species. Find colorful flowers and exotic plants from South Africa, Chile, and Australia.
  • When is the nursery open at McConnell Arboretum?

    The nursery is open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. every Friday and Saturday. Shop for plants cultivated on-site that grow well in the local area, and talk to horticulture experts for help planning your garden.

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