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