The Markham Regional Arboretum Society began in 1981 with a small group of Concord citizens who loved gardens. Their goal was to turn sixteen acres of land, a portion of which had been sold to the City of Concord by Ira and Bee Markham in 1966, into a beautiful arboretum.
They wanted to fulfill the Markham’s dream of leaving a legacy of natural beauty for all the people of the region to enjoy. It was a vision of a place full of unique and interesting trees, shrubs, and
plants from all around the world that thrive in our inland—yet marine-
Today Markham Nature Park and Arboretum is a place of quiet beauty less than 20 blocks
from downtown Concord. With its main entrance at the south end of La Vista Avenue,
much of it is still in its natural state, with vegetation only slightly tamed. Shade-
Stroll along the paths or pause in a sunny meadow to count the birds and butterflies. The International Garden is a place to see a large variety of trees, shrubs, perennials and vines arranged
by country or continent of origin. It is a place where people can walk and admire unique plants and trees that grow well in our area. It is a place where people can learn about the huge variety of plants that can be grown in their own back yards. It is a forum for landscape professionals, as well as a laboratory for the weekend gardener.
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Open from dawn till dusk
365 days a year
Plenty of Free Parking
2.4 miles of trails
2016 Weekend Sales
From 9am till 1pm (except *)
April 30 & May 1 *10am-
October 23 *10am-
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
Learn which plants from around the globe will work in your garden.
Take an hour stroll and learn
about more than 35 trees.
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