Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium


The Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium is a 1-acre family-owned botanical garden specializing in cacti and other desert plants, located at 1701 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, Riverside County, California, United States. It is in the Colorado Desert ecosystem.HistoryThe Moorten Gardens were established in 1939 by Patricia and Chester "Cactus Slim" Moorten, Chester being one of the original Keystone Cops. The Moorten residence was originally built in Mediterranean style by photographer Stephen H. Willard (1894–1966). The Moortens collected many of their own specimen plants from Baja California, mainland Mexico, and as far south as Guatemala. To recognize their contributions to the community, the Moortens were awarded "Golden Palm Stars" on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars.


1701 S Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 09:00 - 16:30
Saturday 10:00 - 21:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00


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