I could write about all the wonderful, educational, intriguing beautiful gardens with their plant collections and features, but it is expertly explained on their excellent websites. And since pictures say a thousand words, I thought I would let my pictures do the talking.
the tucson botanical gardens
This opulent and educational five-and-a-half acre botanical garden beats in the heart of Tucson. They have many garden collections to educate, enlighten show the history of agriculture in the area, the history of its indigenous peoples: Cactus & Succulent Garden, the Herb Garden, Xeriscape Garden, Zen Garden, Shade Garden just to name a few. I was delighted to meet lots of lovely butterflies at the Cox Butterfly & Orchid Pavilion, but it was the metallic blue poison dart frog that was a pleasant surprise. For more information and features click on The Tucson Botanical Gardens.
The Arizona-Sonoran Desert museum
This immense 98-acre living museum features animals as well as plants. Over 1,200 plant varieties and more than 230 animal species are displayed in their appropriate ecosystems. Research, conservation and education is their obvious objective. The Hummingbird Avery brings hummingbirds close-up and personal. Their plant collections included Desert Grasslands, Palo Verde Trees, Cactus Garden and Tropical Deciduous Forest were a few of the generous and sprawling gardens. For more information and features, click on The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.
Here are some of my previous blog postings. They cover a wide range of topics from bugs to my botanical excursions and conventions. Click on whichever interests you on the titles below for easy navigation.