Sunday, April 14, 2013

McConnell Arboretum and Gardens

McConnell Arboretum and Gardens, located on the north bank of the Sacramento River in Redding, California, are part of the Turtle Bay Exploration Park.  It was opened in May of 2005. Most of the 300 acres are undeveloped.  The main gardens cover 20 acres and feature Mediterranean plants, a children's' garden, butterfly garden, medicinal garden, and water features.  The "Sounds of Water" fountain has a lot of educational facts about water usage.

The gardens are open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and Sunday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Admission for adults is $14.00.  Admission for children is $10.00.


  1. Wow. Look at those tree huts. Amazing.

  2. And the huts are just wild! Leaning Huts of McConnell.

  3. I for sure wouldn't rehire the contractors who built those huts.
    Seriously, this looks like a beautiful spot to stroll through and ruminate on nature.
    Even for $14.

    1. I wouldn't want them making my kids' tree house!

  4. The huts are amazing. Hi, I am a new follower and I am so glad that I discovered your blog. I am a gardening addict. I'll be back to read more of your blog post.

  5. These are great looking huts! This is a really nice post.

  6. Sounds like a wonderful place for kids in particular.

  7. I love those huts. Waiting to see what you do for 'O'. Maybe it's my favorite Midwestern garden...