Leaning Pine Arboretum Tour at Cal Poly
Join the manager of Leaning Pine Arboretum, Chris Wassenberg, for a whirlwind tour-- an exploration of the plants of the world's five Mediterranean climate regions -- without leaving SLO County.
Your tour will include the gardens that focus on the world's five Mediterranean climate regions: Australia, California, Chile, the Mediterranean basin, and South Africa. Additionally you will visit the Entry garden, the New Zealand garden, the Dwarf and Unusual Conifer garden, the Formal garden, the Primitive garden, and the Palm and Aloe garden. Featuring a varied assortment of trees, shrubs, and other landscape plants, each garden is unique while continuing the cohesive experience of the entire arboretum.
Located at the Environmental Horticultural Science facility on the Cal Poly campus, the arboretum is an outdoor living laboratory displaying a vast array of beautiful and interesting landscape plants. The five acre arboretum is in a quiet setting with stunning vistas overlooking the campus and the nearby Santa Lucia mountains. Eleven gardens within the arboretum feature a diverse array of trees, shrubs, and other landscape plants appropriate for California's Central Coast area.
You will need to buy a $5 Cal Poly parking permit for this course.
From Hwy. 1 take Highland Drive to Via Carta, turn left to top of hill. Look for the Environmental Horticultural
Science sign on right, park on left. Arboretum
is a short walk beyond greenhouses. Or enter campus on Grand Avenue, take North turn Perimeter Rd., right on University Dr., then right on Highland Dr. and follow directions above.
Leaning Pine Arboretum -- Cal Poly (View)
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
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