Founded on the inter-connectedness of people, food and nature, Sonoma Garden Park is changing our world. Right here. Right now.
It’s connecting children with nature. Shaping tomorrow’s environmental leaders. Modeling sustainable agriculture, and sustainable living. It’s empowering small changes that have a lasting impact on the health and well-being of our land, water, air – and ourselves.
More than a community garden, it’s a working farm, model of sustainable agriculture, center of education and vibrant gathering place. Indeed, Sonoma Garden Park is one of our community’s great resources.
Located at 19996 7th Street East in Sonoma, the Park was donated in the 1970s to the City of Sonoma by the late Pauline Bond, a forward-thinking school teacher who understood that open spaces and gardens contribute to the quality of life. Though owned by the City, Sonoma Garden Park is managed by us—Sonoma Ecology Center. Over the past 20 years, we’ve transformed what was an abandoned orchard into a true community treasure.
With open green space, demonstration gardens, community garden plots, ADA-accessible pathways, picnic areas, a straw-bale barn, greenhouse and nursery (where we grow 12,000+ native plants annually for habitat restoration), interpretive displays, chicken coops, beehives, a weekly Saturday Harvest Market, and our annual Fall Festival—Sonoma Garden Park is a hub of learning and activity, year round.
Sustaining the Park requires a team effort. It Takes a Community! Help share the responsibility for caring for this special place by making a gift today! With your gift, you will provide the funding needed to ensure Sonoma Garden Park can flourish today, tomorow and and well into the future!
To learn more about the ways that you can support this vital community resource, please contact Marcia Duval in the Development Office at (707) 996-0712, x111 or