The Garden

The Clovis Botanical Garden is a one-acre water-wise demonstration garden.

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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 Garden

In 1993 Gordon Russell, a member of the Clovis community, had an idea to create a garden. His inspiration came from visits to other botanical gardens and the realization that no such project existed in the San Joaquin Valley. Gordon Russell’s vision and passion lead to the founding and establishment of the present day Clovis Botanical Garden. He wanted the garden to be an educational resource with emphasis on water conservation, which included horticulture appropriate to the Central Valley climate. Mr. Russell passed away in 2010 but lived to see his dream fulfilled.

Learn more about the history and organization of Clovis Botanical Garden.

To add three more acres of attractive trees, shrubs and perennials that will thrive in our Mediterranean climate. To be a demonstration garden exhibiting good practices in landscaping and irrigation for the Central Valley. To construct a LEED certified “green” visitor’s center and education complex.

Today the Clovis Botanical Garden is a one-acre water-wise demonstration garden composed of beautiful plants and landscapes appropriate for the hot summers and cool winters of California’s Central Valley. The garden is on land owned by the City of Clovis, bordered by a bike trail and Dry Creek Park.