Plan Your Visit


Explore the beauty of California’s native landscapes, from cool redwood forests to sandy deserts - all in one place.

Discover history and beauty on easy hiking trails past the authentic Japanese Teahouse, the historic 1807 Mission Dam and naturalistic gardens entirely of native plants.

Be Inspired by a stroll through the Water Wise Home Garden with drought-tolerant native plants perfect for your yard.

Learn on guided tours that reveal nature’s secrets from which plants make soap to how bees use sound waves to pollinate flowers.

Dogs on leash are welcome.

Tour opportunities:

Tours and Programs?may be affected by changes in operations due to COVID-19 precautions. Please refer to?COVID-19 Garden Updates?for up to date information about Garden offerings.

Tours Included with Admission:? Saturday and Sunday at 11 am and 2 pm, and Mondays at 2 pm. ?No charge with Garden admission or membership. Tours are led by knowledgeable docents and generally last for one hour.

Specialty Private Tours:?Consult our?Docent Tours page for a variety of private tour options. Rates include cost of admission.

School Tours: Visit our School Programs page for more information on our private school tours. Rates include the cost of admission.??

Group Rates: Reserve a Self-Guided Visit?for a discounted group rate for groups of 10+.?

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Garden Etiquette

  • Smoking is strictly prohibited in all areas of the Garden (including the parking lot)

  • Please stay on the designated pathways and trails

  • Deposit trash and recycle in designated receptacles

  • Do not pick flowers or climb trees

  • Picnic only in the designated picnic area

  • Shirts and shoes are required at all times

  • Recreational sports (including skating, ball playing, cycling, etc.) are not permitted -?bicycle racks are located in the parking lot

For Your Safety

The Garden is a place of natural beauty. In addition to our stunning native plants, the Garden’s canyon and creek is a wildlife corridor. ?Please remember to:

  • Watch your step – paths can be uneven?

  • Bring water on your walk?

  • Wear a hat and sunscreen?

  • Dress in sturdy shoes with a tread?

  • Leave wildlife undisturbed?

  • Be aware - Leaves of Three ~ Let It Be! (Poison Oak!)

  • Use caution on boulder crossings of creek


The Garden's ShinKanAn?Teahouse and Garden:

Tea Ceremony by Steven LewisThe Teahouse is currently closed to visitors and members. Please refer to COVID-19 Garden Updates?for up to date information about Garden offerings.

The Teahouse is open every second Saturday of the month from 11:00am-1:00pm.?Visitors and members are welcome to experience our ShinKanAn Teahouse and Garden. Trained Teahouse volunteers will be available to share their skills and answer questions about the rich traditions of the Japanese tea ceremony.?

Visit the ShinKanAn website
For more information about private lessons, please contact Mrs. Sokyo Kasai(link sends e-mail)

View images of the Teahouse Garden on the SBBGPhotos website

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