The Bud Hansen Wisteria Arbor
The central feature of the International Garden is the Bud Hansen Wisteria Arbor.
Hexagonal in shape, this vine-
The Bud Hansen Wisteria Arbor is just one outstanding feature in Markham Nature Park and Arboretum.
Bud exemplified the Rotary spirit of “service above self.” He was instrumental in the construction of Heritage Center and Plaza Towers in downtown Concord, providing approximately 300 units of senior and disabled housing. In addition, Bud worked to convert a downtown adult theater into a community center for the First Presbyterian Church.
A longtime member and president of the Concord Historical Society, Bud did much to preserve the history of the Concord area. Wisteria became connected to the Hansen family name when Bud’s father, also active in the contracting business, built a wisteria pergola around Todos Santos Plaza. Outside of China, this was the world’s largest pergola, and every spring its wisteria blossoms attracted visitors from afar.
“Bud Hansen was a life-
–Mike Pastrick, Former Mayor, City of Concord
“The Wisteria Arbor honoring Bud Hansen will be the crown jewel at the newly completed International Garden in Markham Nature Park. This project embodies the spirit of Bud Hansen and all that he and his family have contributed to the quality of life in Concord.”
–Steve Weir, Former Mayor, City of Concord, and Former Board Member of Markham Regional Arboretum Society
“Bud Hansen contributed greatly to the quality of life in the City of Concord. This memorial arbor will be a wonderful addition to the Markham Nature Park and a fitting remembrance of his achievements in making this a better community.”
–Laura Hoffmeister, Council Member, Rotarian
“Bud Hansen was always available to give time, talents and support to the community of Concord. He built many buildings in Concord, including the Heritage Towers for senior citizens. I am proud to support Bud Hansen Memorial Arbor in Concord’s Markham Park.”
–Mark Desaulnier, County Supervisor
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Open from dawn till dusk
365 days a year
Plenty of Free Parking
2.4 miles of trails
Learn which plants from around the globe will work in your garden.
Take an hour stroll and learn
about more than 35 trees.
Plant Sales Every Tuesday
9am till Noon year round at the Nursery. Turn left on the gravel road just before the main entrance to the park.
2015 Saturday Sales
From 9am till 1pm*
May 2 & 3 *10am-
October TBD *10am-
Plant Sale Location
1202 La Vista Avenue
Concord, Ca 94521
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