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.