Last week I teased you with some close-ups from the Wave Garden, a stop on the 2013 Garden Bloggers Fling. Now it's time to have a look at the overall garden, well in a minute. First you have to appreciate the amazing neighborhood where our buses dropped us off, not everyone has a view like this...
Just the lucky.
They can also grow restios and tender succulents.
I wonder what they thought of us all, swarming out across the street and sidewalks, cameras in hand snapping away? Maybe since the Wave Garden is a destination they're used to the garden paparazzi showing up on a regular basis?
Here we are, at the entrance to the garden proper.
I wanted to share an overview photo with you to give a better idea of the whole space. Since I wasn't able to take a good one I borrowed this image (below) from The Concrete Network and Victor Merlo Construction, Inc, the garden designer. "The Wave Garden is a private garden overlooking San Pablo Bay in Point Richmond, CA. The owners bought the property so it would not be developed into a house and turned it into a collaborative space featuring concrete work, metalwork gates and railings, bronze sculpture and of course, a beautiful garden designed and installed by Kellee Adams of Dig-It Garden Design." (source)
You can imagine 75 plant crazy bloggers quickly fanning out across those steps and walkways...
So many beautiful plant combinations to appreciate.
Here's where I came face to face with my long sought-after Grevillea x gaudichaudii. Look at the way it falls over the edge of the concrete wall.
And those crazy blooms! I can't remember who said it but I once heard them described as what would happen if a shrimp and a toothbrush had a baby.
The leaves are pretty fabulous too, don't you think?
With California poppies!
Cussonia paniculata (Cabbage Palm), the tallest one I've ever seen...
There were even a couple of private seating areas tucked in, can you imagine having this garden to wander through whenever you liked? What generous people to open it up to the public.
The smart bloggers wore hats, there was no place to hide from the sun.
Sometimes we can't help but get in each others pictures.
Visit over! If my memory is correct at this point we traveled back to our hotel in downtown SF (enjoying some magnificent scenery on the way) to freshen up before our fancy dinner at the Conservatory. Ah the life of a Flinger!
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