Library Terrace Garden at Strybing Arboretum

This garden outside the Botanical Library at the main entry to the Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum accommodates special events, provides a sunny arboretum overlook, and is a place to meet for tours.

In an inventive re-use of abandoned materials, the gardens are contained by a low wall conceived by JNRA and made by stonework artist Edwin Hamilton from remnant stones of a 12th-century Spanish monastery that had been purchased by William Randolph Hearst and abandoned at Golden Gate Park in the 1930s.

The planting was coordinated with the adjacent Asia Discovery Garden and designed in collaboration with Planet Horticulture and Arboretum staff.

Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA


±1200 sf

San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum

Artist: Edwin Hamilton

Public Garden