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I’ve been going to Balboa park for years but had no idea this gem of a hidden garden existed! I’ve spent days pretty much right next to it, not knowing, it was right there merely a few feet away in all it’s historical glory… patiently waiting for visitors to stop by and admire it. This old treasure of a cactus garden was developed by “The Mother of Balboa Park” Kate Sessions in… Read More

Balboa park was established in 1868 but didn’t really start taking it’s current shape until much later. In 1892 ‘The Mother of Balboa Park’ Kate Sessions, offered to plant trees and plants in the park which was 1400 acres at the time. Some of these trees still stand today. Below here is one of my most favorites. The Moreton Bay fig at Palm Canyon. It’s massive roots are not only amazing but… Read More

Approximately 1600 roses of nearly 130 varieties are displayed in the Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden at Balboa Park, and each year new varieties are introduced. You can get here by crossing over Park Blvd on the pedestrian bridge that is right next to the Natural History Museum and the Bea Evenson Fountain. They are at their peak right now during April and May, but you can still go see them… Read More