The City of Orange is excited to share Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center has announced its reopening for Wednesday, November 18, 2020. The center is located at 2111 W Park Ave. in Orange. The operating hours will be Tuesday-Friday, from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Admission is free.
Mandatory mask use will be required indoors, and optional throughout the gardens. Hand sanitizer stations will be available
Since returning to the gardens after the closure from Hurricane Laura, the Horticulture staff of Shangri La has been hard at work cleaning up and clearing away fallen branches and debris from the storm. With help from Frey’s Landscaping and Davis Tree Company, the gardens look almost back to normal, though not without some new gaps.
The loss of several trees has changed the skyline and brought sun to plants that were accustomed to shade. The staff sees this loss of trees as opportunities to improve the gardens and are excited to see plants continuing to bloom and providing cheerful color to the landscape, almost as if thumbing their noses at the storm.