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Re: planning trip to Calif


Dave, yes I agree re the -- Victorian glass building -- I can't remember its
name either!  That is the best area of the park, too --
--Barb
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Franzman" <dfranzma@pacbell.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2005 3:39 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] planning trip to Calif


> Hey Barbara
>
> In general I would agree about big citys and the parking but Strybing
> Arboreteum is worth seeing.  That is the home of California Horticultural
> Society and they have really nice gardens laid out in different regions of
> the world.  The South African exhibit is wonderful and is the new uh, oh
> shoot...large glass building...senior moment.  Anyway Strybing is
tremendous
> even if the rest of GG park is not up to what it was.  Berkeley is great
> also.
>
> DF
> http://www.atouchofthetropics.net
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Barbara" <sundrops@earthlink.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2005 12:26 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] planning trip to Calif
>
>
> > Hi Tricia, I can recommend spending a day in Berkeley.  There is both a
> > Univ
> > of Calif botanical garden and another large garden, many many natives,
in
> > Tilden Park, both in the hills above Berkeley.  Also there is a
wonderful
> > nursery in Berkeley, Berkeley Horticultural Nursery,
www.berkeleyhort.com.
> >    UC Davis, west of Sacramento, has an arboretum which I hear is
> > spectacular tho I have not been there.
> >    I would also suggest Henry J Cowell Regional Park in the Santa Cruz
> > Mountains (along the  coast south of San Francisco).  The redwoods are
> > amazing.
> > http://www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=546
> >    Personally I would not bother with Golden Gate Park as I am someone
who
> > does not like city traffic, and the park while large and well planned is
> > not
> > well maintained these days.  But many people love San Francisco and the
> > park
> > is certainly a major part of the city.
> >    Filoli would be fun (also south of San Francisco).. www.filoli.org.
Am
> > not quite sure what their policy is about making reservations for tours.
> >    Also, both San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara have winery areas you
may
> > want to check out.  Many of the wineries have beautiful gardens and
> > settings.
> >    Hope this helps!
> > --Barbara Tandy, Grass Valley
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "pdickson" <pdickson@sbcglobal.net>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2005 7:06 AM
> > Subject: [CHAT] planning trip to Calif
> >
> >
> >> I am working on planning a trip to Calif in April for 10 days.  We will
> > fly
> >> in and out of Sacramento. We will rent a card so that we can drive to
my
> >> sisters place in Monticito.
> >>   I was hoping some of you could recommend some great gardening things
to
> >> see and do while we are there.
> >> This is a trip for our 20th anniversary.
> >> Thank you in advance for any help!
> >> Tricia
> >>
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