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Garden Address: 1931 First Ave.
Walnut Creek 94597
Phone: (925) 935-1978
Fax: (925) 935 - 8015
Mail Address: 1931 First Ave., Walnut Creek, CA 94597
E-mail Address: WEBMASTER@WILDLIFE-MUSEUM.ORG
Web Site: http://www.wildlife-museum.org
Sponsor: Lindsay Wildlife Museum
Days: The Gardens are available for viewing every day. The Museum is open during the school year: Tues. - Fri. 12 - 5 p.m., Sat. - Sun. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Summer: Tues.- Sun 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Mon. closed)
Fees: $4.5/adults, $3.50/seniors,$2.50/children
Size: 1 acre
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Directions: Take the Treat/Geary Rd. exit from I-680. Go west on Geary, left on Buena Vista Avenue, and right on First Ave.
Description: The Lindsay Wildlife Museum Nature Garden features fragrant, colorful and hardy gardens that demonstrate the Lindsay Wildlife Museum's main theme--living with nature. As you wander through the acre of landscape, notice that there are many kinds of drought-tolerant plants, a variety of species that attract wildlife, and specific examples of native habitats represented here. The main gardens include a wildlife garden, oak woodland, meadow chaparral garden, and redwood grove, which either use drip or spray irrigation depending on specific plant needs.
Features: The gardens of Lindsay Wildlife Museum represent several plant communities of Contra Costa County. The communities represented are not replicated as would be attempted in restoration work. Representative plants from each community were selected for their beauty, ability to perform in a garden situation, cultural interest, and importance to wildlife. By duplicating the architecture of the various plant communities, the gardens are diverse in a biological sense.