There’s a surprising garden on the campus of Scripps Institution of Oceanography. It’s called The McReynolds Family Coral Reef Garden.
Desert cacti and succulents planted among rocks strongly resemble an ocean’s underwater coral reef!
This isn’t coincidental. I read several information signs around the Coral Reef Garden and learned how two very different environments are alike in many respects.
You can view this fantastic garden for yourself by walking along the Scripps Coastal Meander Trail, where it heads down Biological Grade. Look for it by the Eckart Building.
Fascinated? Read more about this very unique coral reef-inspired garden here!
As I explored the garden, I saw this plaque by a bench. It reads:
Big Wave Surfer
PhD Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Pioneer Coral Reef Ecologist
Devoted his life to the sea and all it’s [sic] splendor
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