In spite of good intentions I never seem to make it to the UC Botanical Garden (UCBG) in Berkeley more than once or twice a year. But thanks to the lull in work between Christmas and New Year I was able to get away last Friday. It was a cold and gray day, a bit too gray to make for perfect photography conditions, but it was still better than the bright sunny weather I had encountered on previous visits.
This post is about UCBG’s Southern African Collection. In separate posts I’ll take you to the New World Desert and Asian Collections. Most of the other garden sections aren’t that interesting in the winter so I skipped them.
The garden entrance isn’t splashy, but the large Yucca rostrata with its spiky blue hairdo is a good indication that this is no ordinary place.
Entrance at 200 Centennial Way