The Bay Area never ceases to amaze me with its rich beauty, culture and community. Having moved here to be a part of a botanical garden and steeping myself into the plant world for the past 7 years I just simply cannot understand why my first visit to the Tilden Botanic Garden was only last month!
The garden is laid out with respect to California's diverse floristic province.
The garden is free and open to the public 7 days a week! Every plant is labelled which provides great opportunity to learn some ID.
Pack a lunch, bring a book or sketch pad and spend a few hours in this garden. You will truly feel transported to another world and ever inspired by the beauty of our CA native plants.