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Visitors at Leaning Pine Arboretum learn about geophytes in mediterranean climates. Photo: Kim Snyder

[sidebar] Leaning Pine Arboretum
Cal Poly University
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405[/sidebar]

Just a short walk from the busy campus core of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly) you will find the University’s best kept secret: the Leaning Pine Arboretum. Part of the Horticulture and Crop Science Department, the Leaning Pine Arboretum is a five-acre living laboratory, whose garden spaces are dedicated to educating students and the general public about the mediterranean climates of the world, as well as the importance of creating and inhabiting landscapes that are in harmony with the places we live.

Aloe plicatilis Photo: Kim Snyder

More than a collection of trees, the Leaning Pine Arboretum is home to many plants, including woody shrubs, annuals, herbaceous perennials, and geophytes. Plants in the collection are arranged, organized, labeled, and accessioned so the Arboretum is properly called a botanic...

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