One of the greatest pleasures of spring (it’s simple, you’re forewarned) is venturing up to the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden, to see what’s changed since the winter months. This year I haven’t spent much time in the garden.
In the fall I visited with my parents, and we admired the forests and algae pond.
In February, the wonderful South African garden was already looking splendid, and the walk up to the Botanical Garden takes you past Strawberry Canyon’s own attractions.
Today I was in luck. The weather was spectacular, the views amazing.
It is also Newt season. ‘Honey, there are some newts screwing!’ I heard a middle-aged man call to his wife from the Japanese pond. I hastened down to see if any of them was named Gingrich, but apparently not...
|Forest Oak, New South Wales|
|Cycas Ophiolitica, Queensland|
|Red Angels' Trumpet, Peru|
|From the South African Garden|
|American White Birch|
|Queensland Bottle Tree, Queensland|
|King Protea, South Africa|
And location all make the garden a real treasure.