ラン・ガーデンの入り口。とてもわかりにくいところにある。 The entrance of Orchid Garden. It's not easy to find this entrance.
This is an extra for San Diego Zoo. 700,000 worldwide plants live in San Diego Zoo. The zoo itself is a huge botanical garden. 9 full-time horticulturalists study plants at San Diego Zoo.
Plant Day: Third Friday of each month. Botanical Bus Tours: highlight the Zoo's plant collection and are offered on Friday Plant Days only. The bus tour meets at the bus unloading area at 2 p.m. and is given by different Horticulture Department staff with their own area of expertise. Botanical Bus Tours are free! Orchid Odyssey: The Zoo's orchid greenhouse is open from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Stroll through the greenhouse, packed from floor to ceiling with exotic orchids from around the world.
The orchid flowering season is late Fall to Winter, so we did not see much orchid flowers on 9/19/2008. The botanical garden bus tour was pretty good, but we fell asleep in the middle due to fatigue
The entire area of Balboa Park in San Diego City, including San Diego Zoo is smokefree, and smoking is prohibited. Smokers might have a hard time spending a day in this area. But it is good for the environment and people who visit and who work there.
We will go to a bus stop for the Botanical Garden Tour from 2 PM. This bus tour is free and held only on the Plant Day, which is the 3rd Friday of each month. That day, there was only one tour from 2 PM.
案内してくれたのは、ハリソン・フォード似のやさしいおじ様。植物研究部の部長さんとか。 The tour guide was the head of horticulture department at San Diego Zoo. He looked like Harrison Ford, some what.
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