Sunday, February 28, 2010
Botanical Garden Bookshop, Signage & Information
Taken outside the Botanical Garden directing visitors to the arboretum, the library and the gardens. I took many more signage photos though only a couple came out good.
This is the small bookstore which is located at the main entrance. If you like a tight squeeze, this is the spot for you. The shop is so small that if there are three people in there it is crowded. However they have a fantastic variety of books on not just gardens and botany but on San Francisco, Bay Area history and even poetry. There is also a large assortment of handcrafted greeting cards, postcards and maps. The daily guided tours which are conducted by volunteers begin at this spot. I've never taken a tour because I enjoy exploring on my own. Besides I always venture off the pathways into the redwood trails and foliage.
There are so many different gardens within the garden that it's a natural paradise for nature lovers. This is just one of them.
Their signage and posts for each and every flower, plant and tree etc... is informative and a great learning tool for everyone.
Make sure to click the photos to enlarge and read the text.