Gone To The Botanical Garden At Strybing Arboretum

Golden Gate Park is awesome, and it’s amazing how much of it I haven’t seen.  A few years ago, J and I went to the New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park, but still I had never been to our own Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum.  I made a plan to come here and check it out in the afternoon.


A few things to note about the Arboretum.  If you’re a San Francisco resident, it’s absolutely free of charge.  You just go to the booth and show your ID.  J pointed out to me that pets are not allowed, which is great, because you don’t have to worry about stepping in animal feces while hanging out on the lawn.

I didn’t realize until I got there how large the arboretum actually was.  It covers plants of so many different parts of the world.

I really enjoyed the assortment of bamboo plants.

The magnolia trees were really beautiful as well.

J and I had fun with one of the sections called “California Native” because I’m a very proud California native.

They also have a Redwood Grove there.  One of my favorite trees was the Weeping Sequoia.  I thought it looked like a cross between a Redwood and a Banyan tree.

There were so many beautiful flowers, but I kept thinking that I wanted to come back during the summer.

The squirrels were fun too.

We also noticed these cool spring-shaped plants.

I thought this plant and label were super hilarious.

I had a good time, and I look forward to coming back in the summer, especially since it’s free!  I would easily recommend checking this out to anyone that has not seen it.  On a nice day, you can just hang out or picnic here without dogs interfering with you.

Thank you to J for taking all the amazing photographs.

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