January 9, 2024

A Guest Blog from a Visit to the University of California Botanical Garden

As serious and passionate gardeners, whenever Ryan McCallister and I have time, we always enjoy visiting botanical gardens.

During Ryan's recent holiday trip home to California, he blocked out some time to visit the University of California Botanical Garden, a 34-acre establishment that includes some of the most diverse landscapes in the world, with more than 10,000 types of plants, many rare and endangered species. First established in 1890 and laid out geographically, the UC Botanical Garden features nine regions of naturalistic plantings from Australasia to South Africa, along with a major collection of California native specimens.

Ryan took some photos of those plants that interested him, enjoy.