Golden Gate Park in San Francisco is one of the most interesting sights of this port city.
Located in Golden gate Park Botanical garden, San Francisco contains almost 7500 individual plants of different species, including Mediterranean, temperate, tropical and many other habitats.
Originally designed in the 1890s by Golden Gate Park superintendent John McLaren, Botanical garden San Francisco and remained on the books until the 1920s, when local philanthropist Helen Strybing allocated city money for the construction of the garden. Improvement finally began in 1937, and in may 1940 the garden was opened to visitors as one of the attractions of the city.
The best way to visit the entire Botanical garden San Francisco — you should bring a map and enjoy a leisurely stroll through 22 hectares of its territory. Better to spend the whole day and explore everything slowly, so as not to miss anything interesting. The region is divided into numerous thematic and geographical sector are set around several outdoor areas.
The main feature of this complex in Golden gate Park are specialty gardens that include a Garden of Primitive Plants, Succulent Garden, Garden of fragrance, designed for the visually impaired. It contains flowers and plants with special aromas and structure of foliage. Moon Garden is different East Asian plants, but unlike the nearby Japanese tea garden, its location is off the books.
The Botanical garden also has several ‘tropical forests’ — the Mesoamerican, Asian and South-East, able to thrive here without a Conservatory due to the special climate of San Francisco. Foggy weather provides enough for tropical plants, the humidity, allowing them to acclimatise to unusual conditions.
Other highlights in the Botanical garden include gardens of South Africa with a variety of sorts of California plants and the garden with centuries-old giant sequoias. Visitors can also visit the horticultural areas of New Zealand, Chile, Eastern Australia, or explore delightful collection of colorful rhododendron. There is also a lovely children’s garden with a pond where you can relax from the sightseeing. Without a doubt, this is one of the best Botanical gardens in the world.
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