Gorgeous! Cactus Flowers

The cacti in the the New World Desert Collection of the UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley are in stunning bloom.  How have I missed this in past years?  The flowers are gorgeous!  All these photos were taken during my visit on Sunday, May 5th, 2013.  If you live in the San Francisco area, I recommendContinue reading “Gorgeous! Cactus Flowers”

This Friday! National Public Gardens Day

This Friday, May 10th, is National Public Gardens Day.  To celebrate the event, Better Homes and Gardens magazine is offering readers a free admission coupon for two to visit participating public gardens, arboretums, and green spaces on this day.  Head on over to the Better Homes and Gardens National Public Gardens Day page… http://www.bhg.com/gardening/arboretums/celebrate-national-public-gardens-day/ Continue reading “This Friday! National Public Gardens Day”

Play! Blake Garden

Blake Garden in Kensington may be the best botanic garden in the Bay Area for nature play.  A favorite feature for my son is the Create-with-Nature Zone, which is stocked with sticks, rocks, flowers, and other nature items for kids to play and build with.  The second best feature here is the bamboo tunnel sculpture. Continue reading “Play! Blake Garden”

The Living Roof: California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco

We love to visit The Living Roof whenever we visit the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.  This paragraph from the Academy webpage states it best… “An open-air observation terrace enables visitors to get a close-up look at the roof’s lush canopy of plants. The view encompasses the densest concentration of native wildflowers inContinue reading “The Living Roof: California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco”

Have a beautiful new year!

Wishing you all the best in 2013! Looking for color on a winter day. Photos taken December 30th, 2012 UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley

Silent Saturday: UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley

One of my favorite places to walk with my son…  the Botanical Garden at UC Berkeley.  He leads.  I follow. Interested in what we saw on this visit to the gardens?  Check out these posts… Flowers (October) Garden (Fence) The Newts are Back Weekly Photo Challenge:  Big

Flowers (October)

Photos taken Sunday, October 21st, 2012 UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley

Garden (Fence)

Photos taken Sunday, October 21st, 2012 Crops of the World, UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley

The Newts are Back

California Newt, Japanese Pond, UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley… Please see… Newts in the Botanical Garden

A Beautiful Day!

Another beautiful day at Blake Garden with friends… Related articles Create With Nature Zone, Blake Garden, Kensington (anaturemom.com)

Tunnel Play, Blake Garden, Kensington

We visited the Blake Garden in Kensington (near Berkeley) this week with a group of friends.  This garden is not only lovely for adults, but is kid-heaven!  The children had a blast playing in this tunnel! My next post will be about the “Create with Nature Zone” at these gardens…  awesome!