My friend Neil lives downtown in the theater district, between old-fashioned Nob Hill and the seedy Tenderloin.
Dirty streets and high rises are the rule here. So secret gardens must be the exception.
We went to visit the Botanical Garden. We were too busy talking to take very many pictures. Here are a few.
Garrya elliptica (Garryaceae)
Phylica pubescens (Rhamnaceae)
Dombeya sp. (Sterculiaceae)
A longer visit to the Botanical Garden last December here.