Botanic Garden at Tilden Regional Parks


Entrance to the Botanic Garden
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The Botanic Garden at Tilden is one of the most famous and tranquil botanical garden in California. It is home to various endangered and endemic plant species. The garden features beautiful landscapes with various species of plants, flowers, shrubs, and trees. The park also provides activities and garden tours for tourists and eco-lovers.

The botanical garden aims to exhibit the distinctive plants of California while conserving and protecting wildlife species. It is also a habitat to different animals and insect species. Various tourists and nature lovers are encouraged to visit the park and to be educated about nature and the importance of California wildlife.

Because of the ten acre land area of the park, the Botanic Garden is divided into eleven (11) sections and three (3) subsections. These sections are: Southern California, Valley-Foothill, Santa Lucia, Sierra, Redwood, Channel Islands, Sea Bluff, Franciscan, Pacific Rain Forest, Shasta-Klamath, and Canyon.

On the other hand, the three subsections are the Antioch Dunes, the Coastal Dunes, and Pond. Each of the sections and subsections of the botanical garden highlights a unique natural area of California. Botanists and other environmentalists collect specimens of plant species from various parts of California. Afterwards, they then plant the specimens in the specified section/subsection in the garden which is fit for the plant specimen.

The Regional Parks Botanic Garden at Tilden is accessible to all. People with disabilities are welcome to enter the park. However, some areas in the park are not fully reachable by wheelchair users. Visitors’ admission and parking are free for tourists, but they cannot bring pets inside the garden area. They also encourage students and visitors to study various California plant species through their lectures and slide show presentations. Park representatives hope that Tilden Botanical Garden can help other people to protect nature through the beauty of California’s wildlife species.

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