Come and experience this Tilden Regional Park jewel. The garden’s beautiful landscapes display California’s diverse plant life. Notable among the specimens from all corners of the state are some of the broadest representations of California’s unique plant groups. These include nearly all of California’s conifers and oaks as well as collections of California manzanitas (Arctostaphylos), wild lilacs (Ceanothus), grasses, aquatic plants, and flowering bulbs that are among the most complete to be found anywhere.
Flowers bloom every month of the year, reaching a spectacular peak in spring through midsummer. In the fall and winter, the garden is decorated with the vibrant hues of ripening fruits, changing leaves, and colorful twigs. A year-round creek runs through the heart of the garden, adding beauty, creating a riparian corridor, and providing additional habitat for the many birds, insects, and other animals that visit and live in the garden.