Zoro Garden, Balboa Park

A Sign With Map
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At the top of the garden was a sign describing its history, and a small map. The sign read in part:

Zoro Garden

Zoro Garden is a Butterfly Garden, but has a colorful history that includes a 1935 nudist colony. The garden was named after Queen Zorine, the lead actress in a pageant that was located in this sunken garden during the 1935 California-Pacific Exposition.


Zoro Garden, Butterfly Garden   •  Balboa Park, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Thursday 27 January 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:24:39 Tuesday 12 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCX_9420
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Wheelchair Friendly
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Curved ramps led down into the garden in a wheelchair friendly manner. This was a well shaded sunken garden.


Zoro Garden, Butterfly Garden   •  Balboa Park, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Thursday 27 January 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:25:05 Tuesday 12 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCX_9422
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Mature Trees
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Mature trees bordered this garden, which lent it a comfortable enclosed feeling.


Zoro Garden, Butterfly Garden   •  Balboa Park, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Thursday 27 January 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:25:18 Tuesday 12 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCX_9423
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The View Up From Inside
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This garden is easily accessed from the main mall with its museums and shops. From inside the view up and out was dramatic.


Zoro Garden, Butterfly Garden   •  Balboa Park, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Thursday 27 January 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:25:18 Tuesday 12 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCX_9424
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A Bench
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At the bottom of the garden were places to sit and relax. Here was an unusual bench cut from the trunk of a former tree.


Zoro Garden, Butterfly Garden   •  Balboa Park, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Thursday 27 January 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:25:48 Tuesday 12 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCX_9425
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Butterfly Garden
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At the top of the garden where it led up to the road was a sign showing the butterflies that would appear there in spring.


Zoro Garden, Butterfly Garden   •  Balboa Park, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Thursday 27 January 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:26:37 Tuesday 12 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCX_9427
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Do Not Touch
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A sign advised how not to treat the butterflies. It read:

DO NOT TOUCH
Caterpillars, cocoons, butterflies


Zoro Garden, Butterfly Garden   •  Balboa Park, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Thursday 27 January 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:26:46 Tuesday 12 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCX_9428
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Seen From Above
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The Zoro Garden as seen from above and looking down into it from the road. Notice the maintenance truck parked there which allowed a sense of its scale and size.


Zoro Garden, Butterfly Garden   •  Balboa Park, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Thursday 27 January 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:29:55 Tuesday 12 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCX_9429
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