The McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Venue Information

The Gardens are located on the north campus of Turtle Bay Exploration Park and comprise 20-acres of mediterranean climate-zone display gardens, a children's garden, medicinal garden, and two beautiful and unique water features. The Fitzpatrick Celebration Garden is designed with spacious lawn areas perfect for weddings, receptions, and private parties. 

Fitzpatrick Celebration Garden

With two spacious lawn areas and a combined square footage approaching 6,000-square feet, the Fitzpatrick Celebration Garden is perfect for weddings, receptions, and private parties. The Fitzpatrick Celebration Garden is available year round. 

Available for after hour events. 

Quarry Patio Garden

The Quarry Patio Garden features a spacious patio area with views of the Sundial Bridge and Gardens and is an ideal venue for reunions, barbecues, and receptions of all kinds. 

Available for after hour events. 

Children's Garden

The Children's Garden is home to the Mosaic Oasis, a whimsical and fun water feature that includes a drinking fountain, ornamental fountain, and play structure designed by local mixed media artist Colleen Barry. Garden and picnic grove areas are full of fun and interesting plants from around the world; kids of all ages will enjoy seeking out the hidden turtle and other entertaining treasures within this art-inspired garden. The Children's Garden is a favorite outdoor birthday venue and has been since its debut! 

Available for day and after hour events. 

Restrooms are conveniently located adjacent to each garden venue. 
Electrical power is included and public address system is available upon request. 
Contact Facility Rental office for schedule of availability and catering options. 


Approx. Sq. Ft. |

 Ceiling Ht. |

 Seated |


 Fitzpatrick Celebration Garden 7,000 N/A 400 550
Quarry Patio Garden  7,900 N/A 150 300
Children's Garden 5,500 N/A 40 60

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