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ELEMENTS OF THE GARDEN:
CONSERVATORY: This will be a solar powered greenhouse, off the grid, with a huge collection of tropical plants. It will be a respite from both the intense summer heat, as well as the cooler wet winter. Displays will vary with the seasons, enticing you to visit throughout the year.
WATER GARDENS: The water garden will feature Victoria amazonica, the rare giant water lily, with leaves four feet in diameter, strong enough to support a small child!
FORMAL GARDENS: With four seasons of beauty, this garden will showcase spring flowering bulbs, summer and fall annuals, and even beautiful winter gardens.
WEDDING AND OUTDOOR EVENT CENTER: For smaller events, concerts, and weddings, a unique addition to Sacramento’s growing options for entertainment and affairs.
FARM TO FORK GARDEN: Our onsite restaurant will offer food grown right at the SBG! The food you see growing in the garden may very well be on the menu for your lunch this afternoon.
IDEA GARDEN: Inspired by the idea garden at world famous Longwood Gardens, this will show Sacramento area gardeners how they can enrich their landscape in ways they never imagined. Both ornamental and edible gardens will be featured.
CHINESE GARDEN: Celebrating the contribution of the Chinese to the city of Sacramento, this garden will emphasize the Chinese sense of nature as a source of awe, magic and sustenance. The unique architectural designs of the Chinese culture will complement the garden.
POLLINATOR GARDEN: Expressly for the purpose of helping our endangered bees and butterflies, as well as other lesser-known pollinators, this garden will educate the public about the importance of pollinators for preserving the food chain.
DROUGHT TOLERANT AND NATIVE GARDENS: Dry does not have to be ugly. This garden will be as lush as any thirsty garden, but with minimal need for irrigation.
BUTTERFLY HOUSE: A greenhouse devoted to plants to nurture butterflies, this will be a favorite of children, where butterflies from around the world will amaze and inspire.
Throughout the world, major destination cities have included botanical gardens as one of the attractions for visitors. Think of the New York Botanical Garden, in NY, the Huntington, in the greater Los Angeles area, or the Royal Botanical Gardens in London.
These gardens aren’t just for tourists, as the psychological and health benefits of green spaces have been well documented. As open, green spaces in our cities become “developed” into housing tracts, shopping malls, and industrial or business complexes, citizens can lose their connection to the source of our food, our water, and the very air we breathe. A botanical garden in Sacramento is a way to restore our green spaces, provide a place for learning, relaxation and conservation.
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