The Botanical Building, aka The Lath House, was built for the 1915-16 Exposition held in San Diego's Balboa Park and is one of the largest lath structures in the world.
It is eminently photographable, we walked by it several times and I had to snap a photo every single time. That's why the light is so different in some of these images. According to balboapark.org: "The Botanical Building plantings include more than 2,100 permanent plants, featuring fascinating collections of cycads, ferns, orchids, other tropical plants and palms. The Botanical Building also presents some of the Park’s vibrant seasonal flower displays." Unfortunately the seasonal displays during our December visit were nothing but poinsettia, not a favorite of mine.
Those palms however, they're lovely...
The poinsettia were everywhere! Hard to avoid them even when photographing an impressive staghorn fern.
Anthurium podophyllum (there were some labels in the lath house)
Blechnum speciosa 'Silver Lady'
The "shorter tree fern"...
Ready to leave and taking one last look before turning around...
To this view!
Everybody enjoys the sunshine.
The Timken Museum of Art backs up against the pond, that's where these beauties were planted, against the museum building.
I don't think I could ever tire of that silver blue color.
Now we're down in the Australian
Dried up banksia (?)
Still cool, but I think I'd prefer it alive.
Grevillea, maybe G. 'pink pearl'
An acacia, I believe.
Brachychiton (bottle tree)
And so this is: THE END. Well, of this post. We still have the Desert Garden (different from the Old Cactus Garden) and the Zoo to see (soon).
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