Restoration of the historic Alcatraz Island gardens is ongoing.
The island is reached via a short ferry ride from San Francisco.
On a recent trip to see the lush spring bloom throughout the Gardens of Alcatraz,
I took countless photos that must be sorted and labeled.
Look for an in-depth feature to appear very soon on: Alice's Garden Travel Buzz
One delightful aspect of the tour: An opportunity to peek through the vegetation and see the fluffy feathers of young Snowy Egrets!
Sorry, but it was impossible to get a good photo, as the birds are ensconced in such dense thickets.
As the sign mentions, the egrets are able to find plenty of food in tidepools and at island's edge.
No problem getting close to the seagulls!
Getting there: http://www.alcatrazcruises.com/
To learn more about visiting the gardens: www.alcatrazgardens.org
Click here: Gardens of Alcatraz on Bay Area Tendrils Garden Travel