This 39.6-acre property, adjacent to Conejo Community Park, was first acquired in 1973. In 1976, the first areas of the Botanic Garden began to emerge. Since then, dedicated community volunteers, donors, and sponsors have continued to nurture this growing garden oasis, adding a popular children’s garden in March of 2003. The Garden is operated by the Gregor Medel Foundation, a non-profit organization that relies entirely on volunteer efforts and tax-deductible donations from businesses and private sectors of the community. The purpose of the organization is to conduct research and disseminate information regarding plant life, primarily that adapted to a Mediterranean-type climate like in Southern California. The botanic garden and arboretum are intended for passive recreational, cultural, educational, scientific, and/or charitable purposes.
The garden is open daily from 7:00am – 5:00pm. For further information, call 805-494-7630 or see their website at www.conejogarden.org.