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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! 

Find:  2525 Park Boulevard San Diego, CA 92101



  1. Jenn Peters
    January 23, 2016 / 3:10 am

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

  2. Ashley @ Hello nature
    January 24, 2016 / 4:03 pm

    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. Pierced Wonderings
    January 28, 2016 / 4:20 am

    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!

  4. Stasya
    April 25, 2016 / 8:38 pm