We promote conservation by developing gardens, programs, & exhibits that inspire & educate.
The Clovis Botanical Garden grew out of an idea presented to the Clovis City Council in 1993 by Gordon Russell. By 1995 legal non-profit status was granted to the Clovis Botanical Garden Committee, Inc. In 1998 a suitable site was located on Clovis city parkland. Then city council member Patricia Wynne and Planning Director John Wright suggested a one acre pilot project as a start. State Assemblyman Mike Briggs facilitated a state grant and ground was broken in March 2002. The California Garden Club planted the first tree, a valley oak, in November. It is called the Freedom Tree to commemorate 9/11/2001.
In 2008, an increase in visitors, tours, and requests for events outgrew the available space and a plan for expanding to a four-acre garden was proposed. Broussard Associates Landscape Architects, provided landscape concepts while architect, William Blayney of HMC Architects, provided building concepts for the Visitor and Education Centers. The plans were approved by the Clovis city council in June 2011.
Download the Conceptual Landscape Plan [PDF, 2.4 MB]
Visiting the garden
The garden is open Wednesday through Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The garden is closed Mondays & Tuesdays and closed on the following holidays: January 1, July 4, Thanksgiving day, and December 24 & 25
945 N. Clovis Avenue, between Alluvial and Nees [map]
Group tours arranged by appointment (559) 298-3091
For more information call Monday through Friday (559) 298-3091
Board of Directors
Advisory Board – Eric Aller, Shari Boggess, John Bushoven, Karin Chao-Bushoven, Nancy Morrison
Membership and SHARES coordinator - Marge Largent
Publicity and Newsletter – Open Position
Volunteers – Georgia Porcella
Garden Consultant – Susan Stiltz