Eucalyptus ficifolia:  Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra, the capital city of Australia. The garden supports a living collection of around 74,000 individual plants arranged in 40 hectares of themed sections. It is the largest scientific collection of Australian native plants in which the collection originates from plants sourced from the wild, accompanied by herbarium specimens for taxonomic study.

Eucalyptus ficifolia: Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra, the capital city of Australia. The garden supports a living collection of around individual plants arranged in 40 hectares of themed sections. It is the largest scientific colle

Red Bird of Paradise-Caesalpinia pulcherrima- close up

Red bird of paradise (Caesalpinia pulcherrima) at the Wells Seidelman Botanical Garden in Phoenix, AZ.

This Dutch garden in Lisse creates tapestries from bulbs like tulips and daffodils by planting millions of new ones every year. You have to visit in spring. At Berkeley, we only raise 'real' species for decades.

The Netherlands world famous Keukenhof Gardens. Situated between Amsterdam and The Hague in the Bulb region, the Keukenhof (roughly pronounced Koo-ken-hoff) boasts more than 7 million flower bulbs planted by hand.

The McBryde in Hawaii  McBryde Garden is the largest assemblage of native Hawaiian plants in existence anywhere. The UC Botanical Garden similarly boasts about the native California flora and has only a limited Hawaiian collection.

The McBryde in Hawaii McBryde Garden is the largest assemblage of native Hawaiian plants in existence anywhere. The UC Botanical Garden similarly boasts about the native California flora and has only a limited Hawaiian collection.

Ooooh...a stunning passionflower from the San Francisco Botanical Garden.  Passiflora parritae flower, Bed 55A, DKP

a stunning passionflower from the San Francisco Botanical Garden. Passiflora parritae flower, Bed DKP / Would love to have this in my garden!

Our poppies went east to the Desert Botanical Garden. California Gold Poppy (Eschscholzia californica ssp. californica)-These cheerful annuals are beginning to flower in the Harriet K. Maxwell Desert Wildflower Loop Trail.  They prefer full sun and slightly fertile, well-draining soils. Seed should be planted in the fall for a colorful show throughout the spring.  Photo by: Dick Trelease, Garden volunteer

Our poppies went east to the Desert Botanical Garden. California Gold Poppy (Eschscholzia californica ssp. californica)-These cheerful annuals are beginning to flower in the Harriet K. Maxwell Desert Wildflower Loop Trail. They prefer full sun and slightly fertile, well-draining soils. Seed should be planted in the fall for a colorful show throughout the spring. Photo by: Dick Trelease, Garden volunteer

The Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden in Seattle has been an excellent source of wild collected Rhododendrons with provenance for the UC Botanical Garden collection.

The Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden in Seattle has been an excellent source of wild collected Rhododendrons with provenance for the UC Botanical Garden collection.

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