These photos were taken recently at the South Coast Botanic Garden in Palos Verdes, California. If you are in Southern Cal, it is worth a visit. I grew up not far from the Garden, but never truly appreciated it until I no longer lived nearby. (Isn't that always the case!)
Situated in one of the most favored growing areas in the world, the 87-acre Garden has more than 2,500 different species of plants and about 100 rare trees and shrubs. Over 200 species of birds can be sighted throughout the various smaller gardens such as the Mediterranean Garden, Rose Garden, Cactus Garden and Japanese Garden.
It's a great place to take the kidlets and make sure you wear good walking shoes. Traversing the grounds and small hills in flip flops wasn't the best idea;)
p.s. The wisteria photograph is for sale in our PhotoG Squared Etsy shop here.