The Botanical Gardens is located in the heart of the Dunsmuir City Park in far northern California, encompassing about ten acres of a hilly, wooded area with a meadow, a playground area, and picnic sites bordering the beautiful Upper Sacramento River.
Our native white dogwood is prolific in the park and provides a glorious show in the spring. Unique to this area are many Shasta lilies growing on the hillsides and the beautiful, fragrant native azaleas that grow along the river. In addition to the many beautiful native species, a variety of other perennial plants and shrubs have been introduced. These include rhododendrons, hostas, ferns and Japanese maples. During the spring and summer, various annuals greet visitors with a rainbow of colors.
Numerous walking trails meander through the park, allowing good viewing of the native and introduced plant material. The Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens enhance the natural setting and provide a tranquil environment for visitors. The meadow is the venue for the 'Tribute to the Trees' concert, and other events throughout the year.
Candy's Corner - Gardens wish list. This year, our horticulturalist is focusing attention on the Glade gardens and has a list of specific plants she wants to install in that shady spot by the grand staircase. To speak with our horticulturalist, please call our office at (530)-235-4740. Ask about a special selection that would be perfect for our gardens.
Please continue to Shop at Thriftway and Rays markets. Both Thriftway and Rays have generous rewards programs which enable the stores to donate a percentage of your purchase to the Dunsmuir Botanical gardens. Call 530-235-4740 for information on how to sign up. Your support through these programs has been instrumental in our success.