It’s a jungle out there! When you visit the San Diego Zoo you’ll be greeted by a huge topiary elephant with tusks. There are many great places to enjoy California’s topiary and tree attractions. Arboretums and botanical gardens abound throughout the Southwest, and in California you can find them in nearly every part of the state. One of the more interesting collections of trees is located at the Gilroy Gardens in Gilroy, Calif. The trees were carefully dug up, shipped and transplanted into their current location, and contain some freaks of nature, grown in experiments to form unique shapes such as baskets.
Here are few places to explore tree diversity in California: