Sacramento Botanical Garden

Reviewed by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

The Sacramento Botanical Garden began when two plant lovers questioned why Sacramento, the capital of the fifth largest economy in the world, lacked what every other major city in the country had: a botanical garden. 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.


Our mission is to bring a beautiful botanical garden to Sacramento.


We need to raise sufficient funds in order to build the garden. Our budget for Phase I of the garden is $30 million. This will pay for a 20,000 square foot conservatory of rare plants, water features, and display and demonstration gardens, as well as support structures.

Creating a garden requires the skills and talents of many different people. We need legal advisors, financial advisors, public relations experts, and fundraising professionals who are willing to donate their time and expertise.

As we grow, so does the responsibility of our board members. We are actively seeking new board members with experience in fundraising, and the ability to spread the word throughout our community.

Organization Data


Organization name

Sacramento Botanical Garden

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Organization Need

Funding: Unrestricted, In-Kind Donations, Board Members

Demographics Served

General population

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1306 Lucio Lane
Sacramento, CA 95822

Service areas

Sacramento, CA, US