We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Markham Nature Park and Arboretum

Review Highlights
Nice stroll and unexpected

Little hidden gem in the middle of Concord. Lots of beautiful trees, like a super miniature and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Meisje V
Concord, California
via mobile
Amazing park for a dog walker!

Friends introduced me to this lovely park with a good walking trail. I enjoyed the cooler areas... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2018
Andrea R
Read all 16 reviews
All photos (8)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“plants”(8 reviews)
“climate”(2 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
1202 La Vista Ave, Concord, CA 94521-2624
+1 925-681-2968
Improve This Listing
Reviews (16)
Filter reviews
13 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews community garden plants climate stroll gazebo labeled botanical grouped walkers dogs grass trail
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 13 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Little hidden gem in the middle of Concord. Lots of beautiful trees, like a super miniature and little unkempt Tilden Botanical Garden. Trees are numbered, labeled and grouped by region. There is a community garden a nice stream, big grass area and gazebo. Saw people...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Meisje V
Reviewed August 14, 2018

Friends introduced me to this lovely park with a good walking trail. I enjoyed the cooler areas that had trees on the edge of the walkway.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Andrea R
Reviewed September 8, 2017

A quite small park and Nature center surrounded by a Garden with a variety native plants as well as others that do well in our climate. They do have some annual plant sale events, check their website, you can get on the website. The park...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank joannee69
Reviewed September 1, 2016

This park has it own self guiding tour and plenty of picnic area. I've enjoyed visiting this park and refreshing my botanical education.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank aflimberg
Reviewed July 23, 2016

Very helpful members with knowledge of area and micro climates. Health plants, great classes. Periodic special sales of plants.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank GinaSarbo
Reviewed June 27, 2016

Great place to go browse plants to see what grows locally. They also have plant sales about once a month. Master gardeners are available to consult during plant sales.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Sandra W
Reviewed March 24, 2016

The Nature Park as it is called is a quiet place in Concord where locals go for walks many with their dogs. A few years ago this was a an area that needed some attention. Now it is full of plants from around the world...More

Date of experience: April 2015
1  Thank larbac67
Reviewed February 18, 2016

The Markham Nature Park and Arboretum is a small venue, tucked away in the neighborhoods north east of Cowell Road and Babel Lane in Concord. Access and parking are from La Vista Avenue via Clayton Road from the north and from Cowell Road on the...More

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank N_skier
Reviewed December 15, 2015

This isn't a re-vegetated, sterile urban park, but rather a relaxing creekside trail that goes from Cowell Road to Treat Blvd. Don't expect basketball courts and kids play areas, but a very relaxing place to go. Sometimes the creek has water in it!

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Craigery
Reviewed June 3, 2015

Not the sort of plants that you'd expect. Phenomenal cacti, succulents and such. Allow 2-3 hours, and enjoy. Young kids will be bored.

Date of experience: January 2015
Thank zeendil
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 8 nearby hotels
Motel 6 Concord
16 reviews
.89 km away
Americas Best Value Inn Concord
25 reviews
1.14 km away
Best Western Heritage Inn
414 reviews
1.58 km away
Premier Inns
27 reviews
3.71 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 356 nearby restaurants
31 reviews
1.06 km away
Min's Kitchen
18 reviews
1.19 km away
El Pollo Loco
12 reviews
1.30 km away
Didar Persian Cuisine
10 reviews
1.26 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 34 nearby attractions
Todos Santos Plaza
50 reviews
3.23 km away
Contra Costa Canal Trail
67 reviews
2.54 km away
68 reviews
3.23 km away
Newhall Community Park
31 reviews
1.84 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Markham Nature Park and Arboretum staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines