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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Wedding Garden at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel

Both Disneyland and DisneyWorld are popular venues for weddings. Of course I had to spend some time on our first day exploring the Wedding Garden at the Grand Californian Hotel, where we stayed.

From across the garden, I was pretty sure those red trunks were one of my favorite trees -- Arbutus menziesii

The flowers certainly greatly resemble the ones on my relative, Arbutus unedo compacta

The fruit as well

The Heuchera and Cordyline make a perfect match to the red trunk

Could this be a Hebe?

Impressive tree ferns

Tree ferns and Restios




There were a couple of beds full of roses that looked like they had been cut back once already and were just starting a second flush of bloom.

Audio-animatronic snail. Hehe, not really.

We walked back and forth through this garden several times on our way to the parks, and it was such a peaceful, lovely oasis in the middle of the busy hotel. I was always so surprised to see so few people in it. Instead they were all madly rushing hither and yon. Can you imagine having your wedding at Disneyland in this garden? I think it would be fabulous fun!