Thursday, October 8, 2009

Strybing Arboretum

Banksia in the Australian Garden

The California Native Garden

From the California Native Garden

On October 2, 2009 I visited the San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum in Golden Gate Park. Strybing Arboretum is one of the most interesting & beautiful public gardens in the United States. The California Native Garden is particularly impressive. There are many more gardens within the arboretum. Strybing Arboretum is easily reached by taking the N Judah to 9th & Irving in the Inner Sunset. Parking is also available nearby.

Here is a list of the many gardens within Strybing Arboretum:
Mediterranean Climate
California Native Plants
Redwood Trail
John Muir Nature Trail
Central Coastal Chile
Cape Province (South Africa)
Southwestern Australia
Mediterranean Region
Mild-Temperate Climate
New Zealand
Moon-Viewing Garden (Japan)
Takamine Garden (Asia)
Temperate Asia
Montane Tropic
Meso American Cloud Forest
Southeast Asian Cloud Forest
Special Collections
Ancient Plant Garden
Succulent Garden
Conifer Lawn
Rhododendron Garden
Garden of Fragrance
Zellerbach Garden of Perennials
Dwarf Conifer Pond


Karen said...

One of my favorite places on earth. I love that it is FREE. I used to just go hang out there, read a book, wander around, look for bird life, walk with friends, etc. before I ever gave a @#$()& about plants. Maybe it had an osmosis effect!

Jordan Jackson said...

I used to spend a lot of time at Strybing Arboretum when I lived in San Francisco. I volunteered at the Arboretum Society nursery. I took a class on trees. I would NEVER go to SF without visiting that place. By the way, you can use swear words on my blog.