Visiting Berkeley Botanic Garden

There was a delivery to the East Bay Wednesday so I carved out time to stop in the canyon above campus to see the garden.  With the record temperatures, it was fairly easy to stop at every bench and enjoy the views of the Golden Gate Bridge.  Large oaks, dogwoods, and maples frame the views and provide shade for plants from around the world.

Seeing thirty foot tall Asian Dogwoods was very educational.  Their growth habit is naturally multi-trunked and bushy, albeit supersized bushy.  Of course, they looked sensational in full bloom.  Can't wait till Wildwood's get big!

There are also noteworthy species maples and east coast varieties of California natives that look quite happy.  A great stop if you're looking for inspiration.