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Japanese Gardens (San Mateo) and The San Mateo Arboretum Gardens

I haven't been here, so this will be an adventure! This was also recommended by a great member of our meetup group, and many positive reviews on Yelp :-)

The Japanese Gardens are inside the Central Park of San Mateo, near a Recreation Center, and are surrounding a pond.  The San Mateo Arboretum rose garden, native plant garden, and butterfly and hummingbird garden are all right next door.

We will meet right across from where Laurel Ave meets 6th Ave, in this view provided by Google Maps, at 2:00pm on Sunday (see here for a birds eye view of the gardens in the park). As far as parking goes,  there is parking on Laurel Ave itself, and also at the parking lot for the recreation center.  There is also parking underneath the tennis courts.  I'll probably arrive early and scope out the parking situation, so if anyone has any uncertainty, call me [masked]).

Note that the park closes at 4 for those of you who might consider coming late. Please call or text me if you have any uncertainty about where to meet or the whereabouts of the park at any time.

Will look forward to getting everyone out and having a good shoot!

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  • Paula

    Was this event called off I waited for 30 minutes and no one ever came. Just FYI it was quite small with a lot of people wandering but I did manage to get some shots in

    July 14, 2013

    • Ben B.

      Hi Paula, I'm sorry you had trouble finding the group. Where were you waiting?

      July 14, 2013

    • Paula

      I Ben I stood by the gate to the garden and also walked around and took some photos, I will post later. It was my stupid mistake did not read the location well, hopefully I won't screw up next time!

      July 15, 2013

  • Crystal G.

    Great time! Enjoyed taking photos of the gardens

    July 15, 2013

  • Josephg

    Picture perfect gardens. I enjoyed mingling with the group and look forward to next shooting,

    July 15, 2013

  • Albert W.

    Loved it. Unfortunately I had to leave early for another event. Otherwise I could see the garden when the sun beams at a smaller angle.

    July 14, 2013

  • Aki S.

    I had fun. I think I need more depth of field in my infrared shots, and I should have done a bit more walking around looking for shots.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/drkscrtlv/sets/72157634639084567/

    2 · July 14, 2013

  • Rita

    I won't be able to make it. Have lots of funpix!!!

    July 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry - something came up and I won't be able to make this meetup :-(

    July 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Chipped my tooth and had a bad night.

    July 14, 2013

  • Karthik

    Hello ppl. Unfortunately I will not be able to make it today as I have to take a friend of mine who is sick, to hospital.. I am sorry..i really wanted to join you guys..will try to catch up next time

    July 14, 2013

  • David K.

    Have a conflict. Will try next

    July 13, 2013

  • charlie t.

    Sorry.

    July 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to my first meetup with this group!

    1 · July 10, 2013

  • David K.

    I want to get more experience with my new camera.

    1 · July 9, 2013

  • Fabián S.

    I got other plans already :-(

    July 8, 2013

  • David K.

    Are tripods allowed?

    July 8, 2013

    • Ben B.

      Dunno - probably? You could bring it and put it away in the unlikely event you see a sign saying not to use them.

      July 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is Sunday right? You have Saturday in your message info and I just want to confirm the day.

    July 7, 2013

    • Ben B.

      Yes, Sunday! I've made the change. Thanks and see you there.

      July 8, 2013

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