Very few places I have traveled in my life that felt like home the minute I step foot there. This is one of them! I have to say the Balboa Park reminds me of St. Augustine, Florida as it has similar Spanish influenced building dating back in history. Catch some breakfast at a side cart bistro and just enjoy the scenery before you start your exploration of the park.
The Botanical building was built for the 1915-16 Exposition, along with the adjacent Lily Pond and
Lagoon, the historic building is one of the largest lath structures in
Sitting by the pond is relaxing and entertaining.
Tourists and wildlife come together to enjoy the scenery and museums that surround.
After enjoying the views outside I decided to wonder into this historic building and see what the attraction was all about.
The Botanical Building plantings include more than 2,100 permanent
plants, featuring fascinating collections of cycads, ferns, orchids,
other tropical plants and palms.
Floor to ceiling you can see these captivating flowers, plants and greenery.
You are literally taking into a oasis and can hardly tell California is in a drought!
I am rather fond of gardening and plants but I must say I saw things I had never laid eyes on before which was extremely fascinating to me.
I would hate to judge a book by it’s cover, and I afford the same kindness to plants and their root systems.
Free to the public on Friday through Wednesday, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
(Closed Thursdays and holidays).