On Sunday July 27 the San Francisco Bromeliad Society hosted their annual Garden Tour and pot luck dinner.
There were 4 spectacular gardens on the itinerary this day.
I took a lot of photographs on this inspirational day and will do an individual posting on each garden.
I’ll start with a garden that landscape architect David Feix designed .
It is located up in the Oakland hills.
I was told that the garden had a great view of the San Francisco Bay but I was so captivated with the gardens that I never looked out to the bay views.
As one does a street side ‘drive by siting’ , this is the view that you see from your car :
There are two entrances to the garden. One is from the street and the other is from the motor court.
The photo below shows the path leading up from the street.
Lots of aeoniums, succulents, rare trees and palms , agaves and bromeliads.
There were several secondary paths criss crossing across the sloping site that interconnected the garden together.
A cluster of bamboo along one of the paths.
A Chinese banana in bloom - Musella lasiocarpa - this bloom will last 8 months.
This vignette is located directly off the front brick patio adjacent to the house.
In the back yard was another brick terrace where we found more great horticultural delights to view and discuss.
This is the first sight that you see as you enter into the side garden.
Happy Solstice 2014!
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