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(Original Article)

15 beautiful botanical gardens

From Sunset Magazine
Published: July 2015

Saguaro flower and buds
Rhonda Spencer, courtesy Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

This museum was designed to tell the story of a single region, the Sonoran Desert. So you’ll see cacti, agaves, and other succulents, 1,200 different kinds of plants all told. There are also 230 species of desert critters, such as Gila monsters, javelinas, collared lizards, and desert tortoises. Finally, there’s a newish aquarium spotlighting life in the Colorado River and Gulf of California.

$20; 2021 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson; desertmuseum.org.