Huntington Gardens May 2010 (Page One)
The Plan Begins With Finding The Docent!
It was a magnificent day!
The grounds look fantastic
Did you know? - Docent is a title at some European universities to denote a specific academic appointment within a set structure of academic ranks below professor (i.e. professor ordinarius). Docent is also at some universities generically used for a person who has the right to teach.
We waited for others to join the tour
Did you know? - Bambusa is a large genus (about 37 species) of clumping bamboos. These species are usually giant ones, with numerous branches at a node and one or two much larger than the rest. They are found in tropical and subtropical areas of Asia, especially in the monsoon and wet Tropics.
Bamboos are also the fastest growing woody plants in the world.They are capable of growing up to 60 centimeters (24 in.) and can also reach maximal growth rate exceeding one meter (39 inches) per hour for short periods of time due to a unique rhizome-dependent system. However, this astounding growth rate is highly dependent on local soil and climatic conditions.
Let's Take A Walk!!
Time To Depart For Home
On our way out we passed by the big glass house
We were moving fast... It was 4:28 and the grounds close at 4:30!
We missed the Shakespear Gardens today!
The mansion has its own grape arbor
Good Bye Huntington... See you in a few months!