Humboldt Botanical Garden, Eureka

#8 of 10 in Parks in Eureka
Garden · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
The Humboldt Botanical Gardens Foundation was organized by a small group of Volunteers in 1991. The goal was to create an educational botanical garden in for the Northern region. From this small core of under ten people, the HBGF has grown to over 1,000 individual, family and business members. Thousands of people attend the organization's annual educational and special events.

From the initial desire to have several small botanical gardens in the Humboldt Region, the vision grew to encompass the passionate belief that the area had an opportunity to develop a world-class botanical garden. This belief was based on the unique HBGF garden site, the area's climate, which is on the edge between two worlds - Mediterranean and the Pacific Marine - that allows for very diverse groups of plants to thrive, and the presence of plant species unique to the region.

The HBGF's mission is to:

Establish and promote an enjoyable and educational botanical garden accessible to everyone in or near Humboldt County and Northwestern California.

Work with primary and secondary schools, institutions of higher education, and others to promote the study, use and preservation of native and other plants.

Promote the use of botanical gardens by local garden clubs, botanical groups and others for developing botanical displays of special interest and for conducting botanical or horticultural programs approved by the Foundation.

Want to help the Humboldt Botanical Garden grow? Become a Volunteer at HBG! Join our team of 200 Volunteers that work to create a beautiful botanical garden right here in Humboldt County. Gain knowledge, experience, friends and a deeper connection with Nature. Feel free to contact the Volunteer Coordinator with additional questions at or (707)449-3133.

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  • HINTS/TIPS: If you’re into botanical gardens, this is the one to join. For $35/single or $50/family, you get membership not only in this garden, you get admission into gardens around the...  more »
  • The Humboldt garden is fairly new as botanical gardens go, but it has a lot going for it: an easily accessible location with plenty of free parking, a beautiful hillside location, and a cadre of...  more »
  • Wonderful grounds! We were there for an outdoor concert. While there, we saw a fantastic Monarch butterfly exhibit. The rose garden and all the rest of this peaceful place are well with a special visit.
  • this place is a treasure in many ways. The reason for the three star review is the lack of accessibility on the trails and the lack of signage in the gardens.I walked by several flowers that I would have loved to know the name of but there were no signs available.the garden is large and fine if you can walk but if you're in a wheelchair or pushing a stroller you will miss most of it. I think that needs to be fixed.
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