Moorten Botanical Garden

Moorten Botanical Garden Historic botanical garden in south Palm Springs established in 1938. Clark Moorten, Proprietor
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10/16/2020

Amazing persian carpet flower!!! 😲😍😍

09/27/2020

Cactus at the Larco Museum , Peru

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09/23/2020

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Take a peek at our high desert fb page at HWY62flora for more old desert in a new world.
09/10/2020

Take a peek at our high desert fb page at HWY62flora for more old desert in a new world.

08/30/2020

A most amazing herbarium sheet that shows how they preserve cholla cactus in these horticultural archives. Pressing succulents, especially spiny cactus like they do regular plants is difficult if not impossible. Yet here is the presentation of a plant and all its parts in cross sections. This takes a wooden plant press devoted exclusively to spine and glochid plants or suffer the consequences.

08/26/2020

1901 Palm Canyon after Indian burning. Demonstrates how they managed unwanted competition for food bearing plants. Burning also created bumper crops of seed in the following years.

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08/20/2020

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Photos from Parque Nacional Canaima- La Gran Sabana- Cultura y tradiciones.'s post
08/01/2020

Photos from Parque Nacional Canaima- La Gran Sabana- Cultura y tradiciones.'s post

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06/30/2020

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Celebrate the desert!!!Visit and like Hwy62flora and follow these amazing original posts every day!  Nothing else like i...
06/20/2020

Celebrate the desert!!!

Visit and like Hwy62flora and follow these amazing original posts every day! Nothing else like it, guaranteed!

Evening bees mobbing Tricocereus spachianus (Torch Cactus) last evening just before sundown.  I believe they gather like...
06/09/2020

Evening bees mobbing Tricocereus spachianus (Torch Cactus) last evening just before sundown. I believe they gather like this to literally pull the bud tip open so they can climb in and feed while it's warm since this morning was in the 40s today. Weird for our desert, should be warm night every night. Apparently the bees knew it would be too cold in the AM, their usual feeding time when flowers are open.

06/03/2020

Amazing Succulents

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05/06/2020

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05/04/2020

From my Morongo Valley home site: I love when the phacelias mature because the spirals become larger and the plant parts change color for this visual feast of desert botany. They are like this all over now as the heat is here to force them to fruition.

Milton Sessions was a contemporary of Patricia Moorten who likely was well aware of the desert garden at Balboa Park whi...
04/30/2020

Milton Sessions was a contemporary of Patricia Moorten who likely was well aware of the desert garden at Balboa Park while planning Moorten Botanical Garden.

Watch for them along roadsides now!
04/28/2020

Watch for them along roadsides now!

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04/28/2020

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04/11/2020

Ferocactus cylindraeus
Compass Barrel

This very old specimen here in Morongo Valley escaped all the fires that ringed this community. This cactus is so named for its propensity to lean to the south, which provided desert reckoning just as moss on the north sides of trees do the same in other climates. They are always the first cactus to bloom, just starting to show and a few are opening at 2000'.

04/08/2020

Desert Gold Poppy Eschscholzia glyptosperma

This is a smaller species of California poppy that prefers the tops of hills and near vertical slopes to form its colonies. High above Little Morongo Canyon they are showing patches now that can be seen from long distances. It's rare to find them like this but after burning off over a decade ago they are back with a vengeance!

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04/05/2020

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Wildflowers at HWY62flora on Facebook!
04/04/2020

Wildflowers at HWY62flora on Facebook!

03/27/2020

Tephrocactus 🌵😍😍😍😍

03/15/2020
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03/10/2020

Photos from Ron Parker's post

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03/02/2020

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02/25/2020

Cactus Garden 🌵

The British Cactus & Succulent Society
02/10/2020
The British Cactus & Succulent Society

The British Cactus & Succulent Society

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01/13/2020

This is the N°1 concern for the conservation of Namaqualand.

Increased temperatures and disturbed rainfall, wind and fog regimes, is what scientists predict for Namaqualand (to get a good insight, read the book "Fynbos" (2015) by Allsopp, Colville and Verboom, or type "South Africa climate change" in https://scholar.google.fr/).
The reason why Namaqualand is so rich with small succulents and geophytes (it is the richest semi-arid land on earth) is because 1/the rainfall is predictable (there are few drought years, when rainfall

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01/10/2020

Photos from Cactus Explorer's post

Sleeping beauties (Summertime in Namaqualand)
01/01/2020

Sleeping beauties (Summertime in Namaqualand)

Boophane haemanthoides, the largest I've found !

Address

1701 S Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA
92264

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 9am - 4:30pm
Thursday 9am - 4:30pm
Friday 9am - 4:30pm
Saturday 9am - 4:30pm
Sunday 10am - 4am

Telephone

(760) 327-6555

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Coming up tomorrow (March 19) in Palm Springs, CA. Head on out and have some floristic fun in the sun! 🙂 -Tellur Fenner

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Time to head out to explore and discover the many cacti either blooming or will be soon. First stop will Moorten Botanical Garden Love it anytime of year. Yet, often missed by many visitors to Palm Springs. Right on south edge of town.

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Today's extra special Friday Field Trip is a tour of Moorten Botanical Garden in Palm Springs, with Mr. Clark Moorten himself! Learn about unique cacti from around the world and discover it for yourself by going for a visit. Send us a photo of your adventure!
Hi. I am heading down to Palm Springs for a week and was interested in recommendations of gardens, shops, etc in the area to visit. I am planning to go to Moorten Botanical Garden and not sure how much I will get to do in the 110 degree heat. Here's today's project in Noe Valley. Thanks, Andrew
This was the last wedding we did before the COVID-19 lockdown.
I have to say it was a great event full of smiles and love.
Thank you, everyone, for creating wonderful memories.
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Event Venue: Moorten Botanical Gardenens
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Kerry and Brian's Pretty Pastel Desert Inspired Intimate Palm Springs Wedding
Photos: 222 Photography, Two-Twenty-Two LLC
Venue: Moorten Botanical Garden
Dress: BHLDN

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Who’s that strolling through my Instagram pic?

Oh, wait... that’s me! I don’t usually appear on this side of the camera!

This weekend I’m heading off to Palm Springs for the annual Alt Summit blogging conference, so I figured it was about time I shared my visit to Moorten Botanical Garden from my last trip to Palm Springs 🌵🌴

It’s such a dreamy garden (if, like me, spiky plants are your thing) and I couldn’t believe just how many types of cacti and succulents they have on display. There are some pretty crazy cacti out there! Scroll across to the last pic for my favorite ➡️

For more pics from Moorten Botanical Garden Hess over your the blog (link in profile).

And stay tuned for lots of Palm Springs fun coming soon! I might even make an appearance here again 😜

Are you a plant lover too? Do you visit botanical gardens when you travel?
Just saw you on a repeat of Huell's California's Gold!
The plant commonly called Baby's Toes and some baby's toes!