at Turtle Bay Exploration Park
NOTICE: The Gardens are currently closed for improvements.
Tentative re-opening date: Wednesday, April 24
The remaining areas of the Park are open.
The McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens are located on the north side of the Turtle Bay Exploration Park campus, across the Sundial Bridge. Initially, supporters of the Redding Arboretum, one of four organizations that merged to create Turtle Bay Exploration Park, helped drive the development of a series of botanical gardens. Turtle Bay inherited and embraced the plan to develop the site as seen today.
Turtle Bay’s Spring Plant Sale prices continue through Saturday, May 25
35% Off for Turtle Bay Members
25% Off for Non-members
Our ever-popular, heirloom vegetables are featured at the Spring plant sale – and they sell out fast! Additionally, we also have an enormous stock of unusual, drought-tolerant, hard-to-find perennials, shrubs and trees, as well as California native plants and a wide variety of sought-after ornamental grasses, all grown here in our Nursery and acclimated to Redding’s vigorous climatic conditions. Sale includes a 25% discount for the public and a 35% discount for Turtle Bay members. New Memberships are available for purchase at the Nursery.
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