Yesterday, I went to Fullerton Arboretum at the city of Fullerton to take some pictures. It is a 26-acre botanical garden with a collection of plants from around the world, located on the northeast corner of the Cal State Fullerton, around 20 minutes driving from my location. This is a nice place to take a leisurely stroll. There is a little waterfall as you walk in, little streams, a pond, many plants and flowers, orange trees, and tons of shaded benches scattered throughout the area for you to relax on. Unfortunately, the day I went was awfully hot, 82 F degree in February! Nevertheless, I did take some photos of the plants and flowers there. Small place but enjoyable. This is the tip of a leaf I saw:

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Most of the plants are arranged in their themes. And they have catnip:

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This location is nice for families, children, dates, and more.  Now, to flowers. I saw a variety of flowers there. My camera kept pointing to them whenever possible. The magnolias were in full bloom:

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Lovely white daisy and below is those white small flowers. I found its name: white Alyssum. They are planted and organized down below where you have to really sit down close to watch them.

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The Arboretum has a potting shed and a small visitors center run by volunteers. They sell plants which are grown on the premises.

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Parking and admission are both free. There are plenty of parking spots to choose. The more you walk in, the sooner you realize that it’s a great place for a stroll or just to relax and decompress. I’ve seen many benches throughout to rest and just take in the scenery.

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Unfortunately, I was sweating only after 30-45 minutes wandering around to take photos, thanks to the hot weather. Hence, I had to leave early at noon, went to a Starbucks nearby and had lunch. Nevertheless, I’d love to recommend this place to anyone who love nature. Admission is free, but they ask for a small donation to maintain the arboretum. I’d come back again to this place for sure.

 

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