I can’t believe it, but I’m coming up on the 2nd year anniversary since moving up north to Granite Bay from the Bay Area. During the past two years, I’ve been having so much fun touring lots of public and private gardens in the area.
It seems like a lot of my favorite gardens are linked with historical sites, which is no surprise since I live in the middle of gold rush country.
The 30-acre Sacramento Historic Cemetery is one of the best. I absolutely love this place, not only because of the impressive and enduring pioneering spirit of the people buried here, but because Sacramento’s garden community has helped to create a horticultural treasure.
A few weeks ago I re-visited this cemetery, taking advantage of one of the last cool and cloudy days I’d see in awhile!
I decided to explore a bit and wander to the other side – it’s huge, don’t forget – 30 acres!
And while I’m pretty familiar with the well-known Historic Rose Garden, I was shocked to discover the most impressive California native garden I’ve ever seen, in addition to a pretty amazing mediterranean perennial garden. Join me, and you’ll see why…