Thursday, November 16, 2017

Right in Our Backyard: Palm Springs Botanical Gardens

Lots and lots of pictures... you have been warned... 

Exploring these gems near our house is so much fun. I have heard lots of cool things about the Moorten Botanical Garden in Palm Springs. More importantly I had seen a ton of very cool Instagram pics from this place.

We went one weekend, cameras and even selfie stick in hand. The place is not like your typical botanical garden. You are not going to find a huge variety of different types of flowers and plants. Instead you are going to see more types of cactus than you even knew existed!

Walking around the grounds almost feels like you have been transported to another planet.

Or maybe its like walking through a Dr. Seuss book.

And some of these are like no joke when it comes to needles.

There were parts where Louie exclaimed "Mom, it's like walking underwater".  Totally Louie. Totally.

And when you think you have seen every shade of green imaginable, you turn and a pop of purple.

Guys.... every corner is Insta-worthy.

As if the grounds are not enough, my absolute favorite part was the "Cactarium"

I could have spent all day in this place. There were plants that looked other worldly!

After they dragged me out of the Cactarium we continued on....

Much like my Grandma Rachel, Louie loves her a good Buddha statue.

This was one of my favorite ones. It almost looks alive!

Cactus graveyard....

My only advice would be, tie your shoelaces tight because this is not a place you want to take a fall. Imagine one of these piercing your skin. OUCH!

Of course towards the end of the trail they have a plant stand where you can purchase you own desert beauties! We took home 6. Let's see how long I can keep them alive. 

It took us maybe an hour to see the entire thing, but I could have easily spent hours looking through everything again.

It is a must see. I mean just go for the Instagram pics you'll get to post.


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