満開の桃の花 /Flowering Peach in Full Bloom South Coast Botanical Garden: In Palos Verdes, there is a quiet and relaxing botanical garden, "South Coast Botanical Garden." Plum, Peach, and Cherry blossom in February and March. Blooming depends on the weather. So, I usually visit there often from February to check it out. I will upload photos taken last year on 3/16/08.
奥の池でアヒルやリスが遊んでいました。亀が甲羅干しをしていることもあります。 Ducks and squirrels were playing at the pond in the back. Sometimes Turtles are sun-basing.
池からちょっと歩いたところにある藤棚。満開で美しい。見事です。 There is a Wisteria tree, little distance from the pond. It's blooming beautifully.
オーストラリア原産「ブルー・ハイビスカス」。 "Blue Hibiscus" from Australia
この梅の木はおそ咲きでした。2月初めにもっと梅が咲いていたでしょう。 This Plum tree was a late bloomer. In early February, there would have been more plum trees blooming.
We found "Beni Hoshi Sakura Cherry" blooming, although most of Pink Cloud Sakura Cherry trees's flowers are gone and turned to fresh green leaves. It was donated by Japanese Horticultural Society or something. The tree grew very well. "Beni Hoshi" means "Red Star." The flower looks like that. We found it back of the Cactus Garden in the middle of the botanical garden. Pink Cloud Sakura Cherry trees can be found along the left fences that surround the botanical garden. Some of them can be seen from Crenshaw Blvd. They bloom between mid February and beginning of March.
I visit here often since year 2000. The admission is $7 for Adult, $5 for Student and Senior (62 & up), and etc. The annual membership is available. Family Pass (2 Adults and Children under 18) is $50. Individual Adult pass is $30, and etc. Admission fees cannot be used as income tax deductible, but annual membership can be used as income tax deduction as a charitable donation. For detail of membership, please refer to botanical garden's HP (Link).
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