Balboa Park Gardens
|Balboa Park Gardens|
The Botanical Building, Balboa Park
|Location||Balboa Park, San Diego, California|
|Nearest city||San Diego, California|
|Area||1,200 acres (490 ha)|
|Status||Open year round|
|Website||Balboa Park Foundation|
There are multiple individual gardens throughout the park, including Alcazar Gardens, the Botanical Building and Reflecting Pool, the Cactus Garden, the Casa del Rey Moro Garden, the Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden, the Japanese Friendship Garden, the Marston House Garden, Palm Canyon, and Zoro Garden. In addition, the San Diego Zoo includes a noteworthy collection of plants.
Balboa Park contains 350 species of plants on 1,200 acres (490 ha) of rolling hills and canyons, with approximately 1,500 trees. Many of the trees were selected and planted by horticulturalist Kate Sessions, often referred to as "the Mother of Balboa Park".
- "San Diego Zoo Botanical Gardens". Botanic Gardens Conservation International. Retrieved 1 November 2012.
- Puplava, Kathy; Sirois, Paul (2001). Trees and Gardens of Balboa Park. City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department. pp. 107–117. ISBN 0-938711-73-3.
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