Wednesday, August 18, 2010

UC Berkeley Botanical Garden :: Fine Gardening, August 13, 2010

Saturday was the big deal, horticulturally speaking. I've heard for years about the legendary 10,000-plus species collection ensconced at the 34-acre University of California Botanical Garden (UCBG) on the Berkeley campus. The main focus of the collection is on plants from the five Mediterranean climate regions: California, South Africa, Chile, southwest Australia/New Zealand, and the Mediterranean basin. But the UCBG also does a heck of a job with plants from eastern North America, Mexico/Central America, Asia and desert regions of the New World.

Lin took off with her camera and I headed into the wilds of the Garden with mine. These images are just a handful of the hundreds I snapped. There's no theme to the pictures - they're just the ones that jumped off the monitor.

Come tripping along...


Emerging Butterfly said...

Did you see any bonsai plants ? In my mind, they are the best garden focal points! :o) If you have pictures?

Garden Wise Guy said...

EB: Didn't see any bonsai at the UCBG, but there was a beautiful Japanese influenced garden. Bonsai was my starting point for horticulture and I was fortunate enough to have studied with John Naka, the master bonsai teacher in the country.