Zoro Butterfly Garden - San Diego, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 32° 43.872 W 117° 08.862
11S E 486160 N 3621498
Quick Description: This butterfly garden was once a nudist exhibit!
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 8/1/2010 11:00:25 PM
Waymark Code: WM9CQH
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GT.US
Views: 20

Long Description:
Located in a sunken area beside the Fleet Museum and another building in San Diego's Balboa Park, this area is almost unchanged from the days when it was a nudist exhibit
The sign at the location indicates in part: "Zoro Garden is a Butterfly Garden with a colorful history that includes a 1935 nudist colony. The Garden was named after Queen Zorine, the lead actress in a pageant that was located in the sunken garden during the 1935 California Pacific International Exposition. A little down the canyon was Gold Gulch, a 1935 mining camp." The area definitely has plenty of butterflies..although it seemed the numbers of flowers were sparse. Nearby you can see some wall-consuming trees and a hiking trail. The poster of this waymark had been in this area many times before and had never noticed this garden until specifically looking for it.
For more information about the nudist colonoy, see the Wikipedia article at (visit link)

For a little more information about the butterfly garden see (visit link)
Address: adjacent to the Fleet Museum in Balboa Park

Types of Flora: daisies

Parking?: Not Listed

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