This time we'll start with a walk to the Garden's southern section, outside the Ecke Building to explore the underwater and California Native Garden. It evokes a sub-marine landscape.
SDBG provides free entry first Tuesday of each month (regularly $12); you only have to pay $2 for parking. This 37 acre garden has something for everyone, all year round: succulent gardens, bamboo gardens with a lily pond (and some critters), waterfalls, fruit orchards, CA native plants and more.
New members in particular, will enjoy working on their macro shooting skills.
Let's meet at the Plant & Gift Shop promptly at 9:15am at the Plant & Gift Shop behind the Admissions Booth. The gates are open by 9am. Here is a map: GARDEN MAP.
Afterward, we can take time to have lunch at St. Tropez, a restaurant in the Lumberyard in downtown Encinitas. Address: 947 S Coast Highway (behind Starbucks). These lunches are now a PPS tradition and it's nice to sit together for camera talk and to get to know one another better. Please familiarize yourself with the location of the Cafe before the shoot. Here's the link: ST. TROPEZ and here is a map: St Tropez location
Directions: Take Encinitas Blvd exit 42 off Hwy 5 in Encinitas, go inland/east (.5 miles) to Quail Gardens Rd, turn left at signal, the entrance is .3 mile on your left.
If you need to reach us: Karen Wilson-Bonnar 925 998-32011; Maxine Hesse [masked].