International Heritage Gardens are the element of The Garden that most reflects the history California’s diverse population.  Cultural groups of the state contribute to the design and development of each garden in this area creating an image of the land they came from when their major migration to California occurred.

Like the habitat settlements in the California Environments section of the garden, buildings, displays, and plantings in this area will take you back to the homeland and environment of the culture represented.  These are not the formal or classic gardens that may also represent the cultures of this state, but the home gardens and park areas of their home land.

Plants here will be representative of the plants that grow these in gardens and countryside of the home land.  Areas for storytellers and celebrations are included here.  Listen to the lore of the land or learn how various plants are used.  Ethno-botany of the culture will be presented here from their ancient use of plants passed down through generations to the modern uses more recently developed.  Foods and drink of various cultures can periodically be sampled here.


Pictures that Inspire Our Vision

Images will appear throughout the web site that are inspiration for our vision. Plants and elements shown in this section are solely inspirational and are not to be construed as those to be ultimately chosen for the garden.