Markham Nature Park and Arboretum is a 16-acre island of natural beauty near the heart of downtown Concord. First time visitors are surprised that such a lovely, natural park exists inside the city limits. Markham is Concord’s secret garden . . . still waiting to be discovered by many residents of the area.

The park is being developed by the City of Concord in partnership with a citizen-run, non-profit organization called Markham Regional Arboretum Society. Governed by a Board of Directors and supported by community volunteers, the Society raises money, creates plans, and oversees the development of the park.

Along with donations and grants, funds to develop the park come from Markham Nursery plant sales. Volunteers grow plants from seeds and cuttings offered to the public for sale on Tuesdays and select Saturdays throughout the year.

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The International Garden at Markham Nature Park and Arboretum is a place for trees, shrubs, and plants, that thrive in the unique micro-climate of the inland Northern California region.

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The Tree Walk will introduce you to 45 different species. Many are native to California. You will also see many trees from other countries in the world, including a number from Australia. Many of these trees are drought tolerant and grow well in Concord.

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Park Hours
Open from dawn till dusk
365 days a year

Free Admission

Plenty of Free Parking

2.4 miles of trails

2016 Weekend Sales
From 9am till 1pm (except *)
March 12
April 9

April 30 & May 1 *10am-5pm

June 4

September 17

October 23 *10am-4pm

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.

Plant Sale Location
1202 La Vista Avenue
Concord, Ca 94521

International Garden
Learn which plants from around the globe will work in your garden.

Tree Walk
Take an hour stroll and learn
about more than 35 trees.

Park Rental
Rental information for the
Bud Hansen Wisteria Arbor
is available from the City of Concord at 925-671-3466
and at their Website.

See Galindo Creek after rain