Botanical Art Guild of Southern California
Took a break from my SBA assignment to go to the
BAGSC quarterly meeting and get together at the
Ranch Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont, California
The garden covers 86 acres in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains
and is the largest botanical garden of California Natives
Our group was fortunate enough to have a 2 hour guided tour of the garden with Eric Garton, one of the directors of the garden. He was so knowledgeable of all the plants and animals in the garden.
Beautiful shaded pathways along the way
Dendromecon harfordii Channel Island tree poppy
Eschscholzia californica California Poppy
Calliandra eriophylla Fairy duster
Garra elliptica silk tassel
Nolina parryi parry beargrass
Cactus Family of flowers:
Cylindropuntia echinocarpa silver cholla
Opuntia erinacea var. erinacea Mojave Prickly-Pear
Echinocerus triglochidiatus Mound Cactus
OK, that was enough fun for the day. Nice to take a break now and then to spend time with friends and fellow botanical artists.
Now it's back to the drawing board.
Gotta have my assignment done by Wednesday and posted to my tutor in the UK.
Wish me luck!
Another great day in sunny Southern California!