Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, Arizona, is a botanical garden which is devoted to planting cactus and desert plants. No wonder, because Arizona is the 50th state and the sixth largest in the United States that some of its territory is covered by desert. The largest desert is the “Sonoran Desert”, which constitutes the border between the United States and Mexico, which has an area of approximately 260 thousand square kilometers. Under these conditions, it is natural if the cactus becomes the most popular plants in Arizona.
From a literature that I read, cacti only grow no less than 10 cm per year. So, if a cactus height was more than 3 meters, just try to count how many its age. Not strange, if the pads become protected plants in Arizona. Fines in the thousands of dollars will be charged for those who damage the cactus that decorate almost every corner of the city. So, if you have not got much money, do not try to hold the cactus in Arizona. However, if you want to have, a cactus tree as high as approximately 3 meters, the price could reach 100 thousand dollars. Wow!
Last week, I had to stop by the Desert Botanical Garden. Its location is reached only about 30 minutes from the city of Phoenix. An area of 57 ha is a special area of conservation that are part of the Sonoran Desert. There are 21 thousand species of desert plants and 139 species here.
Not only that, served also mock the life of an Indian tribe native of the Sonoran Desert. On weekends, often also held performances at night by simply relying on the lights and candles are lit. Of course, the area is equipped with a restaurant and a coffee shop with a unique view. When I visited, the temperature is cold enough to west America, about 15 degrees Celsius, even if the morning could still reach -2 degrees Celsius. Temperatures were affecting the price of admission. When I get there, one adult charged an average of $ 22, but if in the summer where the temperature up to 40 degrees Celsius, go to this place only charge $ 10 per person.