Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium, Palm Springs

Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium, Palm Springs (must see)

Established in 1939, the Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium is a 1-acre (4,000 m²) family-owned botanical garden specializing in cacti and other desert plants from different regions like Arizona, Mexico, Africa, Texas and other. There are also outdoor collections that consist of many other beautiful species like Caesalpinia, Euphorbia, Gymnocalycium, and even a dozen Aloes of southern Africa and Madagascar. The entire number of examples is approximately 3,000. Even though the focus of the garden is succulents, there is plenty of shade cover protecting you from the hot sun and if feels nice and cool.

Why You Should Visit:
To explore one of the best succulent collections in SoCal – there's a pretty exciting section of rare varieties!

Tip:
There are lots of plants to buy, starting at $1 for little baby plants and going up depending on size. Tons of variety!
Staff is helpful in answering all questions on what plants to pick for your purpose and any other general questions.

Opening Hours:
Daily (exc. Wednesdays): 10am-4pm (Sep 22–Jun 20); Daily (exc. Wednesdays): 9am-1pm (Jun 21–Sep 21)
Tours are given from late fall to mid-spring by Master Gardener volunteer docents – usually between 10:30am-12pm – and are free with the price of admission.

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Sight Name: Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium
Sight Location: Palm Springs, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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