Hind Foundation Networking

Botanical Garden Enhancement

For San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden

In 2007, the Hind Foundation granted $100,000 to San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden to complete the final phases of Botanical Garden, that when completed, will be a 150 acre garden displaying the diverse plant life of five Mediterranean climate zones of the world – California, Chile, Australia, South Africa and the countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. The first idea for the garden began in 1989, and in 1991 the Friends of SLO Botanical Garden was incorporated. In 1993, a 40-year renewable lease for 150 acres was signed with San Luis Obispo County. The 2-acre Preview Garden was opened in 1997; the Master Plan was completed in 1998, as was the greenhouse and nursery; and the 4,000 SF green, sustainably-built educational center opened in 2007.

Noteworthy Outcomes
•    Education

Through its programs and facilities, the Garden will foster an appreciation and understanding of the relationship between people and nature and will encourage a sense of stewardship toward the natural environment.

 


Area of Funding: Plant & Wildlife Restoration
Type of Funding: Standard Grant
Amount Funded: $100,000
Year Funded: 2007
Year Completed: 2007

About the Organization
San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden
3450 Dairy Creek Road
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
(805) 541-1400
www.slobg.org

The mission of the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden is to display the diverse plant life of the Mediterranean climate zones of the world and to provide opportunities for education, recreation, conservation and research.