To create and maintain public gardens for the preservation, education, cultural contribution & enhancement of the entire community.

Upcoming Events

08 September
Celebrate Sunset | Beer & Games | 5-8pm

Join us on the hilltop for our first-ever Summmit Plateau public event. Sample craft beers, wines and spirits. Enjoy live music, snacks and games with spectacular views of historic downtown, panoramas of the coast and the Channel Islands.

Featuring Casa Agria Specialty Ales, Labyrinth Winery, Topa Topa Brewing Co., Ventura Coast Brewing Co., and Ventura Spirits Company.

Park behind Ventura City Hall for the shuttle to Summit Plateau or come early and walk up the trail.21 and over. No pets.

Tickets are $35. Click here to purchase or call 232.3113 Ext. 4.


Help support the Ventura Botanical Gardens
What are you doing until the whole project is completed?

Good question. We’re letting the community know about us — raising funds, working on plans, and having a good time at our events along with our educational Trail Tours.

How do I become a member?

Click here, then click Membership to pay online or to download a form you can mail in with a check. Annual memberships are available with discounted prices for seniors, students, and members of the military.

Membership benefits include the VBG newsletter, invitations to members?only field trips and events, and a membership card good for discounts at a growing number of local businesses. Memberships make great gifts for your garden?loving friends too. If you’ve got questions about membership, ask us at

How do I become a volunteer?

We’re always looking for volunteers. Whether you have a specific professional or amateur skill you’d like to offer, just enjoy digging in the dirt, or fall somewhere in between, please let us know and we’ll find the right fit for you. It’s a great way to meet people and contribute to the community.

We are currently looking for an Membership Development Director and Events Coordinator. If that sounds fun to you, contact us at

What if I am not ready to be a member or volunteer yet?

Join our contact list to stay informed. We promise not to hound you. Send your name, email address, mailing address and phone number (if you’d like) to or drop a note to Ventura Botanical Gardens, PO Box 3127, Ventura CA 93006.


Ways to Give

Foot by Foot

Foot by Foot

Foot By Foot Campaign
Support the building of the trail for only $50...
Click here to contribute.

Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile

Shop at AmazonSmile and contribute to VBG!
VBG receives .05% of every purchase.
Click here to shop. 


To park, turn into the parking lot behind City Hall, and park in the upper parking lot. The trailhead will begin there.
Get directions to gardens here.