Books We Like

Following is a list of books that the staff and volunteers at Markham have found especially helpful.

Drought Tolerant Plants  

Plants and Landscapes for Summer Dry Climates

East Bay M.U.D. Water Conservation Staff (eds.)

Lavish photographs and clear descriptions of over 650 plants suitable

for the warm, dry region where Concord is located.

The New Book of Salvias  

Betsy Clebsch

In-depth handbook on a plant species that thrives in Concord.


How to Grow More Vegetables

John Jeavons  

Now in an 8th edition, the classic manual on a method of growing food sustainably in modestly-sized spaces.

The Edible Herb Garden and The Edible Flower Garden

Rosalind Creasy  

Two separate books by the woman who wrote the founding “text” on the edible landscaping…in 1982.

Native Plants   

California Native Plants for the Garden  

Carol Bornstein, David Fross, Bart O'Brien  

Comprehensive guide to over 500 CA native plants that can thrive in our gardens.

Plants of the East Bay Parks  

Glenn Keator  

Field book on several hundred of the most representative plants that can be found in Contra Costa or Alameda counties.

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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

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.

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 Weekend Sales
From 9am till 1pm*
March 21
April 4

May 2 & 3 *10am-5pm this sale only

June 13

September 19

October 25 *10am-5pm this sale only

Plant Sale Location
1202 La Vista Avenue
Concord, Ca 94521

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.

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