Trees for Health


It's Here! The new Trees for Health website!

We've been working on creating a fresh and informative standalone website and it's finally read for prime time. Take a look around and let us know what you think!

What is Trees for Health?

In 1995, a committee of the San Diego Herb Club submitted and received a grant to plant trees of medicinal value in Balboa Park. Since then the project has grown to cover close to three acres and includes more than 70 trees and more than 70 ground covers. These trees were chosen because of their uses as pharmaceuticals, in traditional healing, in commerce or in ritual. Guide brochures can be found at the Information Kiosk at the entry to the project.




Watch videos on the Trees for Health YouTube channel.



Where Are They and How Can I Find Them?

Enter Balboa Park at the southwest intersection of Sixth Avenue and Upas Street by turning left onto Balboa Drive. Follow this one way road south through the interior of the park. Look on the left hand side of Balboa Drive for the Information Kiosk, just before the Quince Street intersection. Follow the trails through the Trees for Health going east along the sidewalk.



See an interactive map here.






Want To Help?

Volunteers are always welcome! If you have experience with horticulture, landscaping, gardening, pruning, planting, medicinal herbs, marketing, grant-writing, administration, teaching workshops - or just want to help - come join us! This is a great way to learn about these amazing plants, meet new, like-minded people and contribute to the beautification of Balboa Park in America's finest city. Our garden work party meets every Friday from 7:30 AM to 10 AM at Trees for Health.  To learn more, email us.