You don’t expect to
find agricultural-related places to visit in San Francisco. But
there are some so-called hidden gems to break up your tour of the
city sidewalks and concrete jungle. California Heartland’s Melanie
Kim goes on a walking tour conducted by Travel writer Rick Evans.
The main focus is architecture in the Financial District. But the
tour also stops at some hidden roof-top gardens. While these are
on top of private buildings, they are open to the public during
Next stop, the San Francisco Ferry Building Marketplace.
The market offers produce and flowers from small regional farmers
and ranchers. There you can taste everything fresh, from fine wine
And then we hop a boat to Alcatraz to check out
the prison and the plants! A beautiful garden in the most unlikely
place— the Alcatraz Historic Gardens Project, conducted by
the Garden Conservancy, is restoring historical gardens the Rock
has been home to throughout it’s tenuous life.