Exclusive Tour of Wallace Desert Gardens

Prickle this, cactus lovers!  Phoenix’s Desert Botanical Garden is offering an exclusive walking tour of the Wallace Desert Gardens–a private collection of natural desert plants from around the world.

The tour, taking place on November 5 from 9:30am to noon, starts in the original home of Henry B. Wallace and his wife and meanders throughout the several-acre Arizona property.  Highlights include a covered 6,000 square foot cactus pavilion uniquely designed for climate control, a boojum tree forest, and world-renowned collection of Ephedra, in addition to beautifully manicured desert garden spaces.

We went out there last spring and it was…um…spine-tastic!  The Wallaces collected these plants over the years so expect a little bit of history along the way.  And maybe it’ll inspire your own desert landscaping!

This is a private facility (Mrs. Wallace still lives on the property) and the DBG only does this tour a couple of times a year…and space is limited.  So don’t miss out!  Contact the Desert Botanical Garden to make your reservation!

 

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