Agave at the Huntington

I took this photograph at the Huntington Library Botanical Garden in March, when I was in L.A. for my lecture at Cal Poly Pomona. Agave is such a beautiful plant, one that I don’t get to use in New York. I love its strength and grace, its architectural structure, and the way it both absorbs and reflects sunlight. If you haven’t been to the Huntington, go! I first went in 1998 and it made such an impression that I had to go back on my one free day in L.A. Their new Chinese garden is stunning; on the Sunday that I visited, it was packed with people of all ages and nationalities, exploring and enjoying. My very broad definition of a Landscape for Health is any outdoor space that facilitates health and well-being for its users. In this case, the Huntington would definitely qualify!