A cool, overcast day in late August was the perfect setting for me as I wandered through the Temperate Asia section of the San Francisco Botanical Garden. It’s really difficult for me to choose a favorite experience from my visit to this beautiful arboretum — but walking through the small bamboo forest on this soft late-summer morning is certainly right […]
Tucked away in a shady corner of the San Francisco Botanical Garden’s Temperate Asia section, I found this rock commemorating a visit by the Emperor and Empress of Japan in October 1975.
I fell in love with these colorful flower heads as soon as I spotted them in the South Africa section of Golden Gate Park’s Botanical Garden. My first impression was of a giant pearl, wrapped in white yarn and guarded by a circle of erect red petals. I later learned that each large flower head contains numerous flowers, and the […]
It’s been five years since my last visit to the San Francisco Botanical Garden, and I hadn’t actually planned on going back this year. But my arrival in the city on Monday was so hectic that all I could think about was a peacefull stroll through this beautiful and varied section of Golden Gate Park. Although I was a little […]
The San Francisco Botanical Garden is such a big place, and so overwhelming in its beauty, that having a map in hand as you explore is a good idea. When I visited in August 2016, I wanted to find the Redwood Grove; I had seen a sign pointing me in the right direction, but it’s easy to get distracted when […]