Arizona day 1—Phoenix: Desert Botanical Garden
After arriving in Phoenix at noon, I spent the afternoon at the Desert Botanical Garden. This is the one of the premier public gardens in the country for xeric plants, and it has been on my bucket list for a long time. My expectations were sky high. Did reality live up to them? You bet! I’m still overwhelmed by everything I saw in the 3.5 hours I was there. Since I didn’t get a chance to visit every part of the garden, I’m going to rearrange my schedule so I can go back on Friday morning.
I will have several in-depth posts about the Desert Botanical Garden in the weeks to come, but here is a short teaser. The art displayed throughout the garden is by world-famous glass artist Dale Chihuly.
Sorry this is such a short post, but it’s been a long day (plus I lost an hour traveling from California to Arizona).