Huntington Desert Garden, finally
The Desert Garden at the Huntington in Pasadena, CA is one of the oldest and most revered succulent gardens in the world. It’s been at the very top of my must-see list for many years, and today I finally got a chance to visit it. This post is just a teaser. I took over 400 photos and will have several detailed posts in the weeks to come.
Many aloes were in full bloom, others are just starting, so there’ll be a lot of aloe action over the next couple of months. I wish I could come back in late January to see the many Aloe marlothii in full bloom since it’s my favorite aloe species. Well, one of them in any case.
Tomorrow I’m heading on to Phoenix, Arizona and then to Tucson. I’ll try to post as much as I can from the road, but rest assured I’ll have extensive coverage of what I saw in January and February.
Agave attenuata ‘Boutin Blue’ in bloom
Aloe ‘David Verity’
Aloe x principis (a naturally occurring hybrid between Aloe ferox and Aloe arborescens)
Aloe x principis
Agave parryi var. truncata and Echinocatus grusonii
I have no idea who this is, but I loved how her hair was backlit just like the golden barrel cactus
Aloe ‘Sophie’ and Agave aff. parryi
Agave parrasana starting to flower
Ponytail palm (Beaucarnea recurvata), Agave attenuata ‘Boutin Blue’ and Bambusa oldhamii across the way
I’m not sure these are the best shoes for exploring the gardens, but they are definitely more stylish than my well-worn New Balance sneakers!