We promote conservation by developing gardens, programs, & exhibits that inspire & educate.

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The Clovis Botanical Garden publishes a quarterly newsletter to keep you current on what’s happening in the garden.

Plant Profiles

Our Plant Profiles section features a growing list of plants that are friendly to Central Valley landscapes. Many of these plants can be viewed as mature plantings in the Clovis Botanical Garden.

Click here to download a list of our Sensational 70. Or explore a partial list and photos of these plants on our site.

Garden Plant List

Garden Plant List (PDF file)

This is an alphabetical listing of plants in the Clovis Botanical Garden. Plants are listed by genus and species, including common name, family and origin. This list is a work in progress, continuously up-dated, corrected, and revised as needed. In the future, there are plans to provide an accompanying map that will indicate the plant locations within the garden.


The Clovis Botanical Garden grew out of an idea presented to the Clovis City Council in 1993 by Gordon Russell. By 1995 legal non-profit status was granted to the Clovis Botanical Garden Committee, Inc. In 1998 a suitable site was located on Clovis city parkland. Then city council member Patricia Wynne and Planning Director John Wright suggested a one acre pilot project as a start. State Assemblyman Mike Briggs facilitated a state grant and ground was broken in March 2002. The California Garden Club planted the first tree, a valley oak, in November. It is called the Freedom Tree to commemorate 9/11/2001. In 2008, an increase in visitors, tours, and requests for events outgrew the available space and a plan for expanding to a four-acre garden was proposed. Broussard Associates Landscape Architects, provided landscape concepts while architect, William Blayney of HMC Architects, provided building concepts for the Visitor and Education Centers. The plans were approved by the Clovis city council in June 2011. Download the Conceptual Landscape Plan [PDF, 2.4 MB]

Visiting the garden



The garden is open Wednesday through Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The garden is closed Mondays & Tuesdays and closed on the following holidays: January 1, July 4, Thanksgiving day, and December 24 & 25


945 N. Clovis Avenue, between Alluvial and Nees [map]

Group Tours

Group tours arranged by appointment (559) 298-3091 For more information call Monday through Friday (559) 298-3091  

Board of Directors

President: Anne Clemons, Vice President: Tom Delany, Secretary: Nelda Lewis, Treasurer: Patricia Wynne, Perry Coy, Tom DeLany, Ruth Saludes, Carolyn Dickson
Advisory Board – Eric Aller, Shari Boggess, John Bushoven, Karin Chao-Bushoven, Nancy Morrison
Membership and SHARES coordinator – Andrea Reed, Publicity and Newsletter – Open Position, Volunteers – Georgia Porcella, Garden Consultant – Susan Stiltz