Dawn Redwood Glade in Winter
Obata Gate to the Japanese Pool
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Autumn in the Asian Collection
With its hilly topography, Strawberry Canyon is a dramatic setting for the U.C. Botanical Garden in Berkeley,
located across the Bay Bridge to the east of San Francisco. Stretching over thirty-four acres, the grounds feature a geographical arrangement of gardens, displaying plants from around the world. Rhododendrons are well represented in the Asian gardens, along with maples and hydrangeas, witch hazels and epimediums. Pictured above in a wintery scene, the Botanical Garden's lovely grove of Dawn redwood trees, Metasequoia glyptostroboides, are another highlight in this collection. The unusual trees are deciduous conifers: Having been believed to be extinct, they were discovered growing in western China some sixty-five years ago. The trees at UCBG are among the first grown outside of China.
More to follow on the U.C. Botanical Gardens.