Flora in San Diego

Most people’s image of San Diego is white beaches, palm trees, lush greenery and flowers blooming throughout the year. However beautiful this may be, it isn’t really true California flora. Learn about the native plants of this area and where you can see these as well as the diversity of exotic plants that are grown in San Diego County in this virtual tour of some public gardens and other places in the area.

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Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Situated southeast of London in the county of Kent in England, the garden at Sissinghurst Castle was created over a period of years in the 1930’s by Vita Sackville-West and her husband Harold Nicolson. It was designed as a series of rooms divided by sheared hedges and brick walls around a 16th century tower and other old structures. Learn more about this National Trust property and its famous “White Garden” in this virtual tour…

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Giardino di Boboli (Boboli Gardens), Florence, Italy

Giardino di Boboli (Boboli Gardens) in Florence, Italy, is one of the country’s most important gardens, a living history course in Italian garden design from the Renaissance to the 19th century. Like all Italian Gardens, it was designed to show the owner’s wealth and power rather than showcase flowers, with impressive statues and other artwork set among a tapestry of green. Save your feet and take a virtual tour of this 111-acre outdoor museum…

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Denver Botanic Gardens

The altitude in the mile-high city isn’t the only thing that will take your breath away in Denver – the wide range of gardens and collections of the Denver Botanic Gardens will do the same. Take a virtual tour of this fabulous public garden focusing on plants of the region and from places around the world with similar climates.

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Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Southern Florida has a humid subtropical climate where epiphytes, such as bromeliads and orchids, are common. Marie Selby Botanical Garden is a tropical oasis in the middle of the city of Sarasota that focuses on these “air plants” but includes many other tropical plants as well. Take a virtual tour of this beautiful garden in this article…

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San Francisco Botanical Garden

If you’re ever in the City by the Bay, be sure to go to Golden Gate Park and visit the San Francisco Botanical Garden. With a cool and often foggy climate, this garden specializes in plants from mild temperate regions that are difficult to grow elsewhere and are rarely seen outside their native habitats. Learn more by taking a virtual tour by clicking here….

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San Antonio Botanical Garden

If you’re ever in southern Texas, try to visit the San Antonio Botanical Gardens in the middle of the city. No matter what time of year, there is always something in bloom, interesting indoor exhibits, and native plant trails to learn about regional plants. To take a tour of this garden without leaving home, read this article… 

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Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden

It’s the only public garden in the continental US situated directly on the ocean! Mendocino Botanic Garden is located on the bluffs of the Pacific Ocean a few hours north of San Francisco, CA, in redwood country. Take a virtual tour of this interesting public garden in this article.

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Missouri Botanical Garden

Take a tour of one of the nation’s oldest botanical gardens without ever leaving Wisconsin. See some of the highlights of this 79-acre horticultural display that is also a National Historic Landmark. Click here to travel virtually to the Missouri Botanical Garden…

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