About Myrtle Creek Botanical Gardens

Myrtle Creek Botanical Gardens & Nursery – Open Wednesday to Monday from 10 AM to 5 PM. From the moment you step on the grounds, you will encounter a garden experience like no other. Under the shade of the live oaks, wander the splendid displays of flowers, plants, gardens, and varieties of blooming color, shrubbery, and trees.

Enjoy a farm-fresh organic picnic lunch made with locally-grown ingredients at Café Bloom, home to the award-winning Myrtle Berry Pie!

Tour the Wild Bird Sanctuary, Butterfly Gardens and historic Fallbrook Barn, home to a few lucky farm animals who still call this barn home.

Browse the Farmhouse Gift Shop filled with distinctive, artisan-crafted gifts for the home and garden you will love.

Visit our event calendar for information on upcoming events. Free admission and free parking.

Historic Farm Tours, By Appointment

A horticulture specialist will lead a guided walking tour of the grounds, gardens, and turn of the century structures at Myrtle Creek Botanical Gardens. Tours available for groups of 10 or more on Thursdays and Fridays by calling 760-728-5340 or emailing us at contact@discovermyrtlecreek.com.

Fallbrook Landmark Barn

This landmark livestock barn, circa 1895, is set alongside the Old Myrtle Creek. Crafted with square nails and round timbers this barn is the oldest original structure on the grounds. The barn’s red color is actually derived from the original settlers who treated the wood planking with a mixture of linseed oil and rust from old farm equipment as a wood preservative. Today the Fallbrook Landmark Barn stands as a landmark icon and a tribute to Fallbrook’s rich heritage.

Café Bloom

Café Bloom is open Wednesday to Monday from 11am to 4pm featuring fresh, organic farm to table soups, salads and wraps, gourmet coffees, teas, and lemonade, and the award-winning Myrtle Berry Pie!

Farmhouse Gift Shop

This Landmark Farm House, circa 1899, was an original livestock homestead in Fallbrook’s Myrtle Creek Valley. Settlers raised the barn and resided with their livestock while they constructed the Fallbrook Farm House. The Fallbrook Farm House is heated by a Ben Franklin wood-burning stove and lit by oil lanterns. The house has a large stone cistern located under what is now the back porch and was used for years as the primary water supply for drinking water. The house features a hand-dug dry storage cellar containing walls with remnants of vintage wine bottle labels tacked on the stone by settlers past. Visit the Myrtle Creek Farmhouse Gift Shop and discover items you will love for your home and garden. Open Wednesday to Monday from 10 am to 5 pm.

Wild Bird Sanctuary and Butterfly Garden

Stroll through the 30-acre property and take in the beautiful renovations, including the newly added Butterfly Garden and Wild Bird Sanctuary.

Nursery

Myrtle Creek Botanical Gardens & Nursery is home to acres of nursery grounds filled with an extensive variety of flowers, shrubs and trees specifically suited to the Southern California climate. Our horticulture specialists are available to answer questions and offer guidance. Local delivery available.

Seminar Stage

Myrtle Creek Botanical Gardens offers hand’s on seminars on topics such as: How to Create a Butterfly Garden, miniature fairy gardens, holiday wreathes, growing citrus trees in Southern California, designs in succulents, the vertical gardener, rose garden, twisting topiaries and more where you will learn techniques from our educated staff of horticulture specialists. Seminars are typically one hour. Click here for information on upcoming seminars and workshops.

The Old Myrtle Creek

The Old Myrtle Creek is fed by several natural running springs. This clear running stream is flowing all four seasons and runs under two wooden bridges along giant native oak trees by the Fallbrook Landmark Barn and feeds the lily pond that can be viewed from the patio of Café Bloom. Myrtle Creek’s gardens are fed by hand-dug deep water wells that measure over 130 feet below the ground and draw from horizontal shafts.

The Carriage House

The Carriage House features a native granite stone foundation that dates back to the early 1900s. Its hayloft was used to keep livestock feed off the ground and still allow for livestock animals to live inside. It was later used to store wagons, buggies and farm equipment.

The Sherman House

The Sherman House was crafted based on an original architectural drawing of a 1840s Atlanta Georgia Plantation House. The Sherman family are the current owners of Myrtle Creek Botanical Gardens and are descendants of General William Tecumseh Sherman family, General Sherman was nicknamed “Uncle Billy” by his Union Army troops and is famous for his fight for the right of “freedom for all” in the American Civil War of the 1860s. The Sherman House features three red clay brick wood-burning fireplaces, lath and plaster construction, redwood ship-lap siding and a charming southern-style porch that wraps around the first story, encouraging guests to gather there.