The Garden

Charles L. Honn Botanical Garden, Gazebo & 'The Barn'

The Botanical Garden has been described as a “hidden gem” in Pleasant Valley.  The cycles of native plants, flowers and trees make the garden appealing in every season.  Plants are identified with signage.  It has been designated as an urban bee lab for UC-Berkeley. 

The garden is open during regular museum hours, and museum members may reserve time in the garden outside of regular museum hours.

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Monarch butterflies thrive on the numerous wild tropical milkweed plants. 

Visitors find the area relaxing just to sit, eat lunch, or watch the monarchs float over the garden.

The Gazebo is a 27' Amish Gazebo beautifully set in the middle of the garden.  The gazebo  can be reserved by PVHS Museum Members for small meetings or weddings; contact Joy at, or leave a message using the 'Contact Us' form at the bottom of this page.  To become a PVHS Museum Member, and make a reservation, is quick and easy, simply visit the Membership page of this website using the Membership button:

'The Barn', set alongside the garden walking path, is a 20' x 6' newer addition to our display areas.  Four large viewing windows allow the visitor to view the extensive vintage collections from ranch, farm, garden, garage, kitchen and wood shop.  Solar-powered lighting highlights the objects.  The 85 lb. iron sign from the  1898 dedication of the Santa Clara River Bridge, naming the Ventura County Supervisors, hangs on the back wall.

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