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Gilroy Gardens, Gilroy

Gilroy Gardens is a beautiful California amusement park, located in Gilroy, CA, and is the only California theme park with a horticultural theme.

The Park is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, created and designed by Michael Bonfante to educate guests and foster a greater appreciation of the natural world and man’s ability to shape it. Ideal for families with young children and garden lovers, Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park features 21 rides, 27 attractions, 6 majestic gardens and the world famous Circus Trees.

Gilroy Gardens includes rides, attractions, theme gardens, food concessions, an Events Plaza, and more. Plus, our main attractions – some very unusual, over 50 years old, one-of-a-kind Circus Trees rescued from Scotts Valley, California.

Some of our Rides and Attractions:

  • Monarch Garden – in a greenhouse so large that a train, a monorail, and a river runs through it!
  • The “Quicksilver Express” mine coaster
  • A boat ride through gardens of annual color
  • An antique car ride where you travel through the “back roads” of South County in cars from the 1920’s or 1950’s

All of the Park’s rides and attractions were built around a beautifully designed landscape featuring many different varieties of trees, flowers, water elements and rock formations. The Park also has six majestic gardens that are manicured to display the best in landscape architecture. Visit the website to find a brief description of each of the gardens and read more about the creation, design and plant life located in each.
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