Hormiman Gardens are a collection of gardens located in Northern California, about an hour south of San Francisco. The gardens are owned and operated by the Hormiman family, who have been cultivating them for over a century. The gardens are renowned for their unique and diverse selection of plants, from the common to the exotic.
The Hormiman family has been cultivating the gardens since the late 1800s, when they first began to plant and cultivate exotic plants from around the world. Over the years, the gardens have grown to encompass over 30 acres of land, featuring a wide variety of trees, shrubs, flowers, and other plants. The gardens are known for their unique and diverse selection of plants, which includes some rare and endangered species. The Hormimans also offer educational programs, tours, and events to visitors.
Hormiman Gardens feature a variety of different gardens, including:
- Herb Garden – This garden features a wide variety of herbs, including culinary, medicinal, and aromatic herbs.
- Rose Garden – The Rose Garden features over 500 varieties of roses, from classic hybrids to rare and exotic varieties.
- Japanese Garden – This garden features a variety of traditional Japanese plants, including bonsai trees and flowering shrubs.
- Cactus Garden – This garden features a variety of cacti, succulents, and other desert plants.
- Butterfly Garden – This garden is designed to attract butterflies and other pollinators, and features a variety of flowering plants.
Hormiman Gardens hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including:
- Garden Tours – The Hormimans offer guided tours of the gardens, with a focus on the history and botany of the gardens.
- Workshops – The Hormimans offer workshops on a variety of topics, from gardening to cooking to herbalism.
- Special Events – The Hormimans host a variety of special events throughout the year, including holiday events, festivals, and more.
Hormiman Gardens is located in Northern California, about an hour south of San Francisco. The gardens are open to the public from 9am to 5pm every day, except for major holidays. Admission is free, but donations are accepted.