Great Views at the Ventura Botanical Gardens Demonstration Trail in Grant Park

The Ventura Botanical Gardens Demonstration Trail is a 1 mile trail between Ventura City Hall and Grant Park, offering awesome views of downtown Ventura and the coastline. The six foot wide trail with a decomposed granite surface is accessible behind Ventura City Hall at 501 Poli Street.

Access to the trail is on the right (east) side of Ventura City Hall. There's a parking area at the bottom of the trail.

Access to the trail is on the right (east) side of Ventura City Hall. There's a parking area at the bottom of the trail.

Parking area behind Ventura City Hall

Parking area behind Ventura City Hall

The Demonstration Trail is a first step as the Ventura Botanical Gardens (VBG), a 501(c)3 non-profit, raises funds to expand upon it. VBG began planting its Chilean Gardens in February 2014, featuring hundreds of plants, including giant terrestrial bromeliads called Puyas, Acacia caven trees and an array of succulents and cacti. When complete, the Chilean garden will be the largest garden of Chilean plants outside of Chile.

Learn more about VBG and its efforts and upcoming charity events at www.venturabotanicalgardens.com.

The trail is decorated with pretty wildflowers and other California native plants

The trail is decorated with pretty wildflowers and other California native plants

There are some neat rock walls on sections of the trail

There are some neat rock walls on sections of the trail

A short walk will get you some pretty views!

A short walk will get you some pretty views!