Monday, February 15, 2010

Moorten Botanical Garden

While Tim napped Friday afternoon, I took a quick jaunt over to the Moorten Botanical Garden, located just south of the downtown Palm Springs area. Established in 1938, the grounds are a self-described privately-owned “museum of desert lore” containing homemade displays of dusty Old West artifacts. The real attraction, though, is the decades-old garden featuring some 3000 varieties of cacti and succulents.

I thought I’d be the only person dopey enough to pay $3 to tour someone’s private collection of plants. But, no! Several people were there snapping photos, just like me. Here are some of the more beautiful plants we saw:

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