About the Gardens
The Gardens of the Canyons and Nature Walk provides a place where our students, faculty, staff and community can come for inspiration, enjoyment and education through the study of nature. The gardens are significant scholastic and aesthetic resources that strengthen personal attachment to the college. The gardens alsoserve as outdoor classrooms and laboratories for both students and the community. They provide an environment that fosters innovation and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of conservation and sustainability.
The Nature and Fitness Walks of Gardens of the Canyons encompass a total of 21 unique garden areas on both the Valencia and Canyon Country campuses. The Valencia campus features 14 gardens, the Canyon Country campus seven.
To sustain Gardens of the Canyons over the long-term, Friends of the Gardens (FROG)is our volunteer support group overseen by the College of the Canyons Foundation. This group is dedicated to helping establish and maintain Gardens of the Canyons as a recognized asset of the college community and a landmark to the community at-large. Its mission is to advance the gardens project as a vehicle to enhance the quality of life on the campus, support the college’s educational programs, and become a destination to visit in the Santa Clarita Valley.
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