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Botanical Garden plans get passed amid questions of finances Special

San Francisco - Ever-since the San Francisco Botanical Garden Society initiated admission fees to the Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, residents near the treasured oasis have been skeptical of plans to upgrade.

Photo Essay: Beauty and Serenity at Savannah Botanical Gardens Special

Savannah - The Savannah Botanical Gardens is a 10-acre oasis in the middle of the City of Savannah, Georgia offering fountains, gardens full of flower and ferns, and one of only two pre-Civil War farmhouses in the Savannah area.
 

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The jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) native to parts of Southern and Southeast Asia. The very la...
The jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) native to parts of Southern and Southeast Asia. The very large fruits may weigh up to 36 kilos.
The orchid conservatory at the Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden.
The orchid conservatory at the Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden.
The beautiful cast-iron fountain was made in England. It was installed at the Rio de Janeiro garden ...
The beautiful cast-iron fountain was made in England. It was installed at the Rio de Janeiro garden in 1905. The 4 muse figures represent music, art, poetry and science.
Heliconia latispatha (lobsterclaw)  at the Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden.
Heliconia latispatha (lobsterclaw), at the Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden.
Combretum reticulatum. Plant from Africa.
Combretum reticulatum. Plant from Africa.
Etlingera elatior  also known as Torch Ginger  Red Ginger Lily   Philippine Wax Flower or Rose de Po...
Etlingera elatior, also known as Torch Ginger, Red Ginger Lily, Philippine Wax Flower or Rose de Porcelaine. Introduced in the garden from Indonesia.
Barbosa Rodrigues’ Alley. The most important alley of the Botanical Garden is about 700 meters lon...
Barbosa Rodrigues’ Alley. The most important alley of the Botanical Garden is about 700 meters long and has 137 royal palms. All these palms are descendants of a single tree, the Palma Mater. The mother tree died in 1972 when it was struck by lighting.
The Japanese Garden was established in 1935 and reopened in 1995 by Princess Sayako  daughter of Emp...
The Japanese Garden was established in 1935 and reopened in 1995 by Princess Sayako, daughter of Emperor Akihito of Japan.
Get up close to the falls on the Cave of the Winds tour
Get up close to the falls on the Cave of the Winds tour
Local neighborhood activist Harry Pariser points to the new sign recently placed in one of his favor...
Local neighborhood activist Harry Pariser points to the new sign recently placed in one of his favorite spots in the San Francisco Botanical Garden. He believes the new signs are indicators that the $14 million renovation plans will turn the naturalistic garden oasis into a what he referred to as "a corporate theme park."
Orchids at the Rio de Janeiro Botanical gardens.
Orchids at the Rio de Janeiro Botanical gardens.
This pergola on a gentle hill holds the bronze bust of Friar Leandro  first director of the Botanica...
This pergola on a gentle hill holds the bronze bust of Friar Leandro, first director of the Botanical Garden in the period 1824 to 1829.

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