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California Adventure
 A Bugs Land
 Cars Land
 Condor Flats
 Entrance and Sunshine Plaza
    Entrance and Sunshine Plaza - Retired!
 Golden State
    Golden State Theatre
    Grizzly River Run
    Redwood Creek Challenge Trail
 Hollywood Backlot
 Pacific Wharf
 Paradise Pier
    Ariel's Undersea Adventures
    Silly Symphonies & Garden Café Area
 Tower of Terror

    East Entrance
    Enchanted Tiki Room
    Indiana Jones
    Jungle Cruise
    Pirates of the Caribbean
    River Belle Terrace
    Tarzan's Treehouse
 Critter Country
    Fantasyland Theater
    It's A Small World
    Pixie Hollow
    Sleeping Beauty Castle
    Triton's Garden - Retired!
    Big Thunder Ranch
    Rancho del Zocalo
    Thunder Mountain RR
 Main Street USA and Park Hub
    Main Street USA
    Mickey Mural
    Park Hub / Bronze Statue
 New Orleans Square
    Haunted Mansion
 Rivers of America
    River Perimeter
    Tom Sawyer's Island
    Finding Nemo
    Space Mountain

Downtown Disney
 Shopping Area
    Middle Area
    Near Disneyland Hotel
    Rainforest Café
 Ticketing Courtyard

Outer Park
 Disneyland Hotel
    Dreams Tower
    Magic Tower & Check-In
    Neverland Pool
    Timeshare Sales Building
    Wonder Tower
 Disneyland Hotel and Downtown Disney Parking
 Esplanade and Shuttle Drop-Off
 Grand Californian Hotel
 Outside Park Perimeter
    Disneyland Drive
 Paradise Pier Hotel
 Parking Garage and Transport
 Tram Area Park Side

This site came about by my love of Disneyland and respect for Walt Disney.

I am a botanist by education, and a horticulturalist by hobby. Naturally, whenever I am in Disneyland I am preoccupied by all of the wonderfuly well-kept, exotic, and unusual plants that fill the park. They are masterfully placed to create just the right ambiance...large, tropical-looking ones for the Jungle Boat Cruise...alien-looking ones for Tomorrowland...seaside-looking ones for Paraside Pier...Disneyland and California Adventure can rival some arboretums.

During a visit, I picked up a book of quotes by Walt Disney and it fell open to a page I found both humorous and inspirational. Walt was quoted regarding the last-minute rush to finish things up before the original opening of the park. He said that they hadn't completed the landscaping and money was getting tight, so he had the legendary architect Morgan "Bill" Evans run out and label all of the small plants, including the weeds, in latin! So, I wondered, where are all of the labels now? (Actually, there are a couple at the base of Tarzan's treehouse. They are made out of bamboo halves and used as a part of the attraction).

I have had conversations with people, and have overheard others saying "What kind of tree is that?" or "Can we grow that where we live?". Alas, the flora takes a backseat to "Let's get over to California Screamin'!"

Here, however, you will find an ongoing project to raise the appreciation for all of the amazing work the horticultural staff and landscape designers have done. I hope this site will make your trip to Disneyland and California Adventure even more interesting, and perhaps, a little educational. Maybe you'll be inspired to track down these plants and bring some of the magic home to your backyard!


Moreton Bay Fig

Dreaming Tree

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