About the Friends of the Regional Parks Botanic Garden

The Friends of the Regional Parks Botanic Garden is a volunteer-run organization dedicated to supporting the Garden's important work in education, horticulture, and conservation of California native plants. Since our founding in 1996, the Friends organization has provided funding for many important Garden projects including plant collection; docent training; and path building, and planting bed improvement. By joining the Friends, you contribute directly to preserving and enhancing the Garden for the benefit of all visitors. For more information about the Friends, visit their website: www.nativeplants.org.

About the Friends and the Regional Parks Foundation

The Regional Parks Foundation is the fiscal agent for the Friends of the Botanic Garden, the volunteer-run organization which supports the Garden. All donations, Membership transactions, and class fees in support of the Friends of the Botanic Garden are accepted by and processed through the Regional Parks Foundation.

  • Our active and fearless group loves going outdoors and the East Bay Regional Park District creates very user friendly experiences for us. – Gina Lombardi Gravert, Supervisor Martinez Senior Center

  • I just enjoy being out with my family and dog; it's so peaceful and beautiful. You're having fun even if it’s wet and muddy. I’m like a little kid out there. – Gary Savell, Army Veteran Member

  • Our kids benefit tremendously from being outside of their community and venturing into nature, even though it’s just 15 minutes away. – Jennifer Pennybacker, Fifth-grade Teacher