One hour is just enough time for a quick wander through Phoenix's Desert Botanical Garden minus the sunburn.
There are over 21,000 plants in this garden, meaning plenty of unique contenders for 'Most Awesome Plant Name Ever'.
I think 'Shin Dagger' takes the cake on this one, but 'Strawberry Hedgehog Cactus' and 'Desert Spoon' were close runners-up.
The park has 5 trails to explore and $2 gets you an umbrella if you forgot a hat.
Try the 'Plants & People of the Sonoran Desert Loop Trail'... it offers a few places to chill out and escape the sun.
The only cacti I usually see are those little tiny potted ones that sell for a few dollars. Turns out they're like the movie trailer and this was the actual film. A really long film at that.
It's pricey to get in the garden ($22 for adults) but that probably works out to a penny per cactus. And have you ever wondered what happens to a cactus when it dies? I was really surprised- a skeleton remains!
We didn't get to all of the trails before it was time to drive over to the airport. Next time, hopefully!
Have you ever been to Arizona? Or to a botanical garden?
|A huge thank you to you, Vesna, for the great tour :D|