Conejo Valley Botanic Garden

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Conejo Valley Botanic Garden is located in California
Conejo Valley Botanic Garden
Conejo Valley Botanic Garden
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Conejo Valley Botanic Garden is located in the United States
Conejo Valley Botanic Garden
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TypeBotanical garden
LocationThousand Oaks, California, United States
Coordinates34°11′31″N 118°53′09″W / 34.19194°N 118.88583°W / 34.19194; -118.88583Coordinates: 34°11′31″N 118°53′09″W / 34.19194°N 118.88583°W / 34.19194; -118.88583
Area33.6 acres (13.6 ha)
Opened1976
Operated byGregor Medel Foundation
StatusOpen
Websitewww.conejogarden.org

Conejo Valley Botanic Garden is located in Thousand Oaks, California, and consists of a peak with vista views along with fifteen hillside botanical gardens. It lies next to Conejo Valley Community Garden and immediately across the street from Tarantula Hill, the highest point in Thousand Oaks.[1][2][3] It provides a teaching laboratory for what flora works and what does not work in the Conejo Valley.[4]

The 33-acre (13.6 ha) site consists of a vast variety of endemic plants, water-conserving plants, oak trees, as well as indigenous wildlife. A children’s garden area was added in March 2003, known as Kids’ Adventure Garden.[5][6] Although the garden itself keeps open most days, Kids’ Adventure Garden and nursery plant sales are only open on Sundays.[7] Admission to the garden is free.[8]

Although its main entrance is found at 400 West Gainsborough Road,[9][10] it is also accessible from Conejo Community Park, located at the intersection of Hendrix- and Dover Avenues.[11][12][13]

The property was first acquired in 1973, while the first parts of the botanical gardens began to emerge in 1976.[14] It is operated by the non-profit Gregor Medel Foundation.[15]

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  2. ^ https://articles.latimes.com/1998/feb/22/travel/tr-21692
  3. ^ McKinney, John (2013). HIKE Ventura County: Best Day Hikes around Ventura, Ojai and the Simi Hills. The Trailmaster, Inc. Pages 82-83.
  4. ^ http://ucanr.edu/sites/vcmg/files/131066.pdf
  5. ^ Weir, Kathie (2001). A Parent's Guide to Los Angeles: Friendly Advice for Touring Los Angeles with Children. Mars Publishing, Inc. Page 90. ISBN 9780967512716.
  6. ^ Tai, Lolly (2006). Designing outdoor environments for children: Landscaping schoolyards, gardens, and playgrounds. McGraw-Hill. Page 323. ISBN 9780071459358.
  7. ^ https://www.toacorn.com/articles/energetic-teens-inject-new-life-into-conejo-botanic-garden/
  8. ^ Russell, John J. and Thomas S. Spencer (2006). Gardens Across America, West of the Mississippi: The American Horticultural Society's Guide to American Public Gardens and Arboreta. Taylor Trade Publishing. Page 94. ISBN 9781461708919.
  9. ^ Popper, Helen (2012). California Native Gardening: A Month-by-Month Guide. University of California Press. Page 196. ISBN 9780520952232.
  10. ^ https://www.toacorn.com/articles/energetic-teens-inject-new-life-into-conejo-botanic-garden/
  11. ^ https://www.toacorn.com/articles/energetic-teens-inject-new-life-into-conejo-botanic-garden/
  12. ^ http://www.conejogarden.org/Directions
  13. ^ http://archive.vcstar.com/news/volunteers-keep-conejo-valley-botanic-garden-tidy-35-years-ep-373872342-352586681.html/
  14. ^ http://www.crpd.org/parkfac/parks/botanicgarden.asp
  15. ^ http://www.crpd.org/parkfac/parks/botanicgarden.asp

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