I missed the first field trip my class took (to the California Rare Fruit Growers scion exchange), but I managed to make it to the second one, which was to the Huntington. I'd been to the Huntington a bunch of times before-- their cactus garden is one of my favorite places anywhere-- but never like this. The master gardener of their rose, Shakespeare and herb gardens, Katarina Ericson, gave us a tour, provided us with cuttings and showed us the greenhouse, nursery and tissue culture lab.
Shakespeare garden-- cerinthe and flowering almond.
Bitchin staghorn ferns.
Tissue cultures of rare and nearly extinct cacti and succulents.