Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens

Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens

The Botanical Gardens is located in the Dunsmuir City Park in far northern California. The Gardens encompass ten acres of  hilly, wooded area with a meadow containing the various gardens. Playground area and picnic sites border the beautiful Upper Sacramento River. The location is just uphill of the baseball park where Babe Ruth once played, as well as the Locomotive engine on display next to the Community Center located at      4835 Dunsmuir Avenue.

Click for a Google map to the City Park and the Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens, or a detailed area map at mapquest.com.

Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens
P.O. Box 242
Dunsmuir, CA 96025

E-Mail us at info@dunsmuirbotanicalgardens.org

 

lily_blockOur native white dogwood is prolific in the park and provides a glorious show in the spring. Unique to this area are many Shasta lilies growing on the hillsides and the beautiful, fragrant native azaleas that grow along the river. In addition to the many beautiful native species, a variety of other perennial plants and shrubs have been introduced. These include rhododendrons, hostas, ferns and Japanese maples. During the spring and summer, various annuals greet visitors with a rainbow of colors.

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Numerous walking trails meander through the park, allowing hiking and good viewing of the native and introduced plant material. The Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens enhance the natural setting and provide a tranquil environment for visitors. The meadow is the venue for the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra ‘Tribute to the Trees’ concert, and other events throughout the year.

Candy’s Corner – Gardens wish list. This year, our horticulturalist is focusing attention on the pollinator gardens near the ball field and has a list of specific plants she wants to install in that shady spot by the grand staircase. To speak with our horticulturalist, please call our office at (530)-235-4740. Ask about a special selection that would be perfect for our gardens.