The Mexican/Central American Collection has long been one of my favorite areas of the Garden. It contains some of my favorite plants (read agave family), and being one of the farthest flung and quietest areas in the Garden, it can really feel like you’re out in the wilds of mountainous Mexico. This collection has notable…

The Garden’s 34 acres is not only a phenomenal collection of plants, but also a rich habitat for amphibians, birds, reptiles and mammals. As a horticulturist for the Garden I have been able to observe some amazing creatures like the California newt (Taricha torosa). In the winter they breed in the Japanese Pool but during…

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