Seriously, how do I pick just a few images after touring a place like the botanical garden?
Impossible. Next year I will have to devote a week or two to the gardens.
Liz is the curator (kind of a librarian keeping track of an inventory that grows and dies and self-seeds). She gave the first third of the tour.
Chad, the deputy director, met us in the treehouse in the children's garden and finished the tour.
A school child made a drawing about strangler figs, so the grown-ups found a large strangler fig elsewhere on the property and transplanted it into the children's garden.
A 1991 tile mosaic by Roberto Burle Marx is seen from many vantage points in the garden.
Chad finished the tour in the oriental garden.