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The Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens are the location for many concerts and special events. Every year the meadow is the venue for the Tribute to the Trees concert. In September of 1990, Bill Whitson, director and conductor of the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra and a part-time resident of Dunsmuir, suggested bringing the Orchestra to the City Park for a benefit concert as a way to provide funds for the new Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens project. The first "Tribute to the Trees Concert" was held the next June.
The Gardens became a reality after this premiere concert. It was not expected to be an annual event but the young musicians have traveled to Dunsmuir each year since that initial concert in 1991. The proceeds of this concert will provide funds for the completion of the Gardens' Master Plan, annual maintenance within the Gardens and the Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens' Endowment.
Held annually in June, Tribute to the Trees features the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra and includes a gourmet supper enjoyed alfresco. For detailed information and to purchase tickets, please click to view our Tribute to the Trees webpage.
The Botanical Gardens annual Photo Contest invites area photographers to capture the beauty of the Gardens throughout the year. The contest is open to all ages and concludes with a Gallery Showing in the fall. For more information and to enter, please click to view our Photo Contest webpage.
A new event will be offered this year that will prove to be a Fun Fall Fundraiser. This year's theme will be Oktoberfest. Look for more information later this year.
Numerous other events, from family reunions to weddings, make use of the Garden's lovely settings throughout the year. Anyone wishing further information about scheduling an event, and support for the Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens or volunteer opportunities, please contact the Dunsmuir Recreation District, (530) 235-4740 or by mail, Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens, P.O. Box 242, Dunsmuir, CA 96025.