The Humboldt Botanical Garden provides direction for the building of a world-class botanical garden for the Northern California region. The Gardens are constructed on a 44.5 -acre site south of Eureka near the Humboldt Bay adjacent to the College of the Redwoods. Funding, construction and administration of the Humboldt Botanical Garden is under the leadership and sponsorship of the Humboldt Botanical Garden or HBG.
HBG was organized by a small group of Volunteers in 1991. The goal was to create an educational botanical garden for the Northern region. From this small core people, the HBG has grown to over 1,000 individual, family and business members.
Thousands of people attend the organization’s annual educational and special events. From the initial desire to have several small botanical gardens in the Humboldt Region, the vision grew to encompass the passionate belief that the area had an opportunity to develop a world-class botanical garden. This belief was based on the unique HBG garden site, the area’s climate, which is on the edge between two worlds–Mediterranean and the Pacific Marine–that allows for very diverse groups of plants to thrive, and the presence of plant species unique to the region. The not-for-profit Humboldt Botanical Garden was incorporated in the State of California on January 27, 1992 as a 501(c)(3) public benefit, charitable corporation.