We when to a beautiful place in Carpinteria today called Seaside Gardens.
Seaside Gardens is a nursery and botanic garden. They had some amazing
plants. And it was a hummingbirds' paradise.
One of the things I liked about the Gardens is they had the plants
separated by country of origin, both in the sales area and the nicely
designed botanic gardens.
So, if you are in the area and you find yourself in need of a Lotus for your
Koi pond or anything else remotely exotic just get off the 101 at Exit 88
(Padero Lane or Santa Claus Lane) go toward the mountains and turn right.
Seaside Gardens will be on your left.