Sunday, July 21, 2013

Moorten Botanical Garden; Palm Springs

Moorten Botanical Garden was founded in 1938 by Chester and Patricia Moorten and remains in the family.  Their son Clark Moorten continues the family tradition today as owner and operator. 
The garden has over 3000 varieties of different plants, mostly cacti, that are strategically placed to create natural paths and seating areas. 

Terry and I enjoyed our visit to the garden yesterday.  Humming Birds were happily click and squeeking while we wondered throughout the natural paths.  The highlight of our tour was when a one of these bumbly little birds came 2 inches away from Terry's face and just hovered there for several seconds.  I was so stunned that I couldn't get a camera shot but I was able to get Terry's attention and he saw it just before it darted away.  What a wonderful moment to share; it was straight out of the Disney movie Pocahontas!

If you live in Coachella Valley or if you are ever visiting the area, stop in to visit Moorten Botanical Garden it will be a nice little break and well worth the $4 to tour.

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Okio B Designs said...

Stunning photos! I love cactus! Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blog. Following you back!


The Gossamer Tearoom said...

How lovely this desert garden is!!! And how fun you had an encounter with a hummingbird!! We have them here and they come buzzing very close to my ear sometimes and give me a scare everytime!! But then, they come and hover at our livingroom windows if they hear us talking and chirp at us until we come sit outside on the porch! They just love an audience, I think!

So glad you had such a fun day!!


Ann Jones said...

Pretty! I love desert gardens, cactus and succulents can be so pretty :) Looks like a great place to visit!