Today I did a “hometown tourist” day and visited the Botanical Building in Balboa Park. My intention on going to Balboa Park was to take photos of the arches, bridges, and architecture. Well…afterwards I ventured over to the Botanical Building. What an experience!! I was soooo snap happy with my camera. No wonder it’s one of the most photographed scenes in Balboa Park and a “must-see” destination in San Diego.
Built for the 1915-16 Exposition, along with the adjacent Lily Pond, the historic building is one of the largest lath structures in the world. 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.
Check out the slideshow “Flowers on Parade”.