Friday, January 15, 2016

Desert Garden in Balboa Park, CA

I landed in San Diego, dropped my luggage off and decided to get right to exploring! I drove the rental to a local area with free parking and inviting gardens, Balboa Park.
 Walking through the Spanish inspired buildings to a few gardens I heard were worth the walk.
 My reward of walking was welcomed by these gigantic trees.
 They have a rose garden located near the Desert garden but I was drawn to the cacti. They have over 1,300 plants, including succulents and drought-resistant plants from around the world, within its 2.5 acres.
 I even called my Mom to share in my excitement!
 It was a rather warm day coming it at 100 degrees, I tool a rest under this terrace located in the Rose Garden.
 The views of the Mexico Mountains were breath taking and I was memorized by their beauty.
 I would recommend a visit to these gardens and views! 


  1. I'd love the see this! The desert garden at our local conservatory is always one of my favorite areas.

  2. Gorgeous photos! I've been to Balboa Park one time a few years ago and loved every minute of it! Thanks for linking up with us in the #BestoftheBlogosphere link-up!

  3. What a great place! I love to spend time in places like that - we have the Crosby Arboretum near us and it provides us with a variety of landscapes to explore.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Photo Friday!