Mission San Juan Bautista Garden

Tour Map

The gardens are quite extensive. You can visit them before or after the museum. In addition to being populated with a large number of plants and trees, there is a display that highlights and describes all of the various missions in Alta California. Again, just a sampling of what you can see in the garden is shown here. You could wander through it for several hours to see everything. Visiting in the winter will, of course, give a different display than visiting in the summer.

Various cacti are on display throughout the garden.

Cactus
Picture taken 10:40am 7 June 2004
Cactus
Picture taken 10:45am 7 June 2004
Cactus
Picture taken 10:40am 7 June 2004

This olive tree could be an original. Its trunk consists of several wrapping around each other.

Olive Tree
Picture taken 10:45am 7 June 2004

Mary Statue
Picture taken 10:40am 7 June 2004
Scattered throughout the garden are various statues. The Virgin Mary is depicted to the left and the wooden statue on the right is supposed to represent Saint Serra.
Blessed Sera Statue
Picture taken 10:40am 7 June 2004

Likewise, various tools that might have been used outside are displayed in the garden.

Trough
Picture taken 10:45am 7 June 2004
Grinding stones
Picture taken 10:45am 7 June 2004

Along the Church, long-closed doors are overgrown by vines.

Church side door
Picture taken 10:40am 7 June 2004