Saturday, September 19, 2009
Balboa Arboretum, Balboa Park, San Diego, California. They have a huge, I mean gigantic, lath house in Balboa Park. I've seen glass conservatories that are pretty large such as the one at the Huntington Botanical Gardens but, generally, you don't see huge lath structures. It's probably because they are a bit fragile and difficult to maintain. I have no idea how they managed to restore this lath house but it is a wonderful place full of huge ferns, colorful orchids, dainty begonias and trickling waterfalls. The ferns in the picture are probably around 20 ft. tall.