On a trip to California I got to visit of the best botanical gardens I’ve been to – The Huntington, in Pasadena. The Huntington itself is a massive cultural, art museum & education center, but clearly I only cared about the gardens. They have over a dozen different ‘themed’ gardens, but this Northeastern-er was most blown away by the Desert Garden. Its one of the largest succulent and desert plant gardens in the world. Beautiful but also look like underwater sea monsters at the same time, no?
Golden Barrel Cactus
Aloe aculeata (or sea creature?)
Walking path in the desert garden
Plant Lady among the plants
It helped inspired my own little (and still growing) succulent collection.