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McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Closed Now: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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So worth a visit

beautifully arranged, very informative and a great walk. Seating too for a pause and reflect, I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Langley City, Canada
Beautiful Even in August

The gardens represent the five Mediterranean climates of the world. Some of the flowers were still... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2018
Maryann L
Fair Oaks, California
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  • Average3%
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“lovely garden”(2 reviews)
“play area”(2 reviews)
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1125 Arboretum Dr, Redding, CA 96003-3622
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

beautifully arranged, very informative and a great walk. Seating too for a pause and reflect, I recommend, however strollers are likely a bit tough, as are wheelchairs as there is loose gravel.

Thank cgarson
Reviewed 17 August 2018

The gardens represent the five Mediterranean climates of the world. Some of the flowers were still in bloom this hot and smokey day in mid- August. There was plenty of shade. Grasses, trees, herbs, flowers, shrubs, sculptures and fountains create a tranquil atmosphere to enjoy....More

Thank Maryann L
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Fresh air, great art, and an ice cream seller. Works for me! The story of each art piece is displayed and well worth reading. Plenty of grass for your fur babies but bring a bag. While there are shaded areas, there are also plenty of...More

Thank timothyy298
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

We went when it was crazy sunny in the upper 90s, but still enjoyed walking through the gardens. There was plenty of shade from trees and benches to sit on. We saw a lot of butterflies and learned a lot about the different types of...More

Thank blhoang
Reviewed 22 June 2018

A varied display of plants that survive without much water from the world's five Mediterranean climate zones. Caught many of the plants flowering, and thus had a multitude of butterfly's and humming birds around. Could use more signage to identify the plants.

1  Thank Paul L
Reviewed 20 June 2018

I have been here with my daughter and grandchildren and as a couple with my husband. A lovely garden with water and art throughout the area. Bring a picnic basket and sit to enjoy a special area you pick to rest. There are restrooms.

Thank childrensartist
Reviewed 29 May 2018

The grounds are beautiful and well maintained. There are sculptures and a water fountain along the trail. You can sit on one of the many benches to enjoy the scenery.

Thank gingersnaps527
Reviewed 13 April 2018

Many plants and planting areas. The paths are wide with lots of benches to sit and watch the widllife that was present the day we visited. Lots of butterflies! Native northern California and many introduced species are highlighted. There is even a pond to observe...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Lots of plants to view, set up with different planting zones, children''s play area, the sundial bridge and the museum across the bridge. Like to get coffee at the coffee bar and sit and watch the birds on the Sacramento river

Thank 273rita
Reviewed 4 February 2018

My Grandaughter & I went here for a visit my grandaughter & I loved it, never a boring moment. Lots of pretty scenery, small zoo setting, play area, train, hands on area. Museum.

Thank WestCoastHawaiigirl
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Lucille D
6 April 2017|
Response from TrickyTraveler77 | Reviewed this property |
This is FREE! Just walk in! No golf carts that im aware of and no amenities and i believe its open all year round, but dont quote me.