Sunday, March 9, 2014

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

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
March 2014
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!


  1. Nice post Lori and thanks for showing that there is sun somewhere in the States! Hope you'll post your assignment.

  2. Suzanne, if you ever need any sun, your welcome to come visit!