You don’t have to hit the backyard — or the smoky Sierra or the currently closed national forests — to get a natural amount. From the rooftop park in San Francisco to the historic Palo Alto Garden and the Berkeley Hills, there are beautiful parks and public gardens planted between the sky-rise buildings and asphalt of the Bay Area cities.
Here is a sample of beautiful dots to jump around the house – including the one that arranges the piano among the gardens.
City Sky Walk in San Francisco
Grass, red wood and bamboo trees and Lavender House among the San Francisco skyscrapers? When Salesforce Tower opened the Soma Transit Center, it upgraded the largest bus, train, and Munich station in the city park. Today, Salesforce Park includes 5.4 acres of green fertile hills, desert-inspired gardens, wetlands and redwoods, bamboo and palm trees. The trail that runs around the four-block park includes 13 small orchards. There is a children’s playground. And every 1,200-foot “untained” art bus, 247 small untains tees will explode.
When the outbreak did not occur, the park’s amphitheater hosted concerts and other events, and a gondola carried you from the stairs to the sky. But even now, this rooftop park is a great place to take a picnic, to enjoy a walk in the gardens and lawns. The publisher may not be as big as a glass gondola, but it will put you right there.
Details The Salesforce Transit Center Roof Park is open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., October and November 8 through November. Masks are needed at the transit center, but not the park. The park is bordered by Mission, Howard, Bell and Second Avenue (psst, see above!). Find out more about bird walks, tree tours and yoga classes at https://salesforcetransitcenter.com.
Gambling in Palo Alto
Everyone knows about Philolo, the historic property of the Georgia Revival, and the gardens in Woods. But the Gulf area includes other historic gardens, including the Elizabeth F. Gambel Garden, built in 1902. When Elizabeth Gambel, a gardener, died in 1981, he donated 2.5 hectares of property, a house, and a large garden to Palo Alto. For the past 30 years or so, the property has been a public garden, restored to its former glory and maintained by a non-profit gardening community and a small army of volunteers.
Stop at any time and you can take a walk along the trails, enjoy the vast Camelia North, the iris and flowering roses, explore the lush vegetation and the Mediterranean gardens. Wander on your own or join the Gambel Garden for a tour of the main house and various gardens. For example, a one-hour visit on September 21 will focus on the gardens on which the property is located.
Details Gambel Garden is open every day during daylight hours. Admission is always free. Tours cost $ 5 and require reservations. He owned the property in 1431 Waverley St. in Palo Alto. www.gamblegarden.org ..
Flower Piano at Golden Gate Park
The 55-hectare San Francisco Botanical Garden is a treat at any time of the year. But the annual five-day music festival will transform these gardens into Alfreco concert venues. From September 17 to 21, all kinds of music — jazz, classical, pop, soul, culture, genre and genre — that we have never heard of — from the piano, the fragrance paradise, and 10 other plant sites.
One of the fun options: Twelve piano concerts on September 18 at 12 different venues, another dozen at 1 p.m., and another 2 p.m. -In Redwood Grove, they sang “Pentango That Rock for Piano”, for example, “Earth, Wind and Flowers” in the frame garden and the Beatles on the Great Plains.
Also, the family-friendly Rabbit Hall Theater Magical Scavenger Hunter for Seth, Enlightenment and more on September 19, and a full day community art project with Messi Art Laboratory.
Details Flower Piano will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., September 17-21 at San Francisco’s Botanical Garden, 1199 Ninth Street. The Vegetable Garden has a closing season that varies from 7:30 a.m. every day. Tickets range from $ 3 to $ 10, with a family passport for $ 21. Pre-purchase is strongly recommended. Masks are needed for all areas of the home. Find out more at www.sfbotanicalgarden.org and www.sfbotanicalgarden.org/flowerpiano.
Plant garden in Berkeley Hills
The UCC Berkeley Plant, 34 acres in Strawberry Canyon, offers beach views, including more than 12,000 plants around the world. In nine gardens representing geographical areas, you can travel from Australia to South Africa, the Mediterranean and the Americas – in plants.
Take a walk in the gardens and explore the wonders for yourself or take a guided tour of the park, which includes quiet places to meditate or read — near a Japanese pool, perhaps, or the Redwoods Club — filled with poetry and literature rooms.
Do you prefer moving around the house? Take one of the imaginary tours of the garden: videos of watering you in the Agav, Katie and Suka in the American deserts, along the winding paths of the Asian garden. Or, starting with the imaginary butterfly walk on September 12 and October 3, “From My Plant Father” Sal Levinson and “Butterfly Man” Sara Woman to the Botanical Art Department Oak Leaves on Vegetables October 8.
Details The UCC Berkeley Botanical Garden is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (but on the first and third Tuesday of October) at 200 Centennial Drive. Reservations are a must; Book your ticket ($ 7-15) online before you go. Masks are needed for all areas of the home. Note: To avoid game-related closures on the day of the game, you will want to move to the Sentinel Drive, not from Berkeley Campus, but from Griezley Peak Boulevard. Find out more and download the thoughtful visit guide at https://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/visit.