Living in California offers such a large range of flora and fauna to be observed that it keeps the naturalist's appetite at bay. To add to the delightful banquet the San Francisco bay and it's Mediterranean climate grant the chance for the eyes to truly pig out. Horticulturist, gardeners, naturalists, collectors, and so on have the unique opportunity to grow almost anything. The diversity that exists in our gardens in the East bay alone is often quite amazing. Although these species are singular "specimens" found outside their natural surroundings in gardens. They still offer the chance to witness the varying beauty of life. This is a list of that variation found in the East Bay Gardens.