San Diego is surrounded by desert with gorgeous desert scenery in every direction you go. Typically, a visit to gardens in parks will offer a lot of green, and San Diego definitely has much of that, probably due to its proximity to the ocean, but since it is a desert, it also has a more special type of plants and flowers. The Balboa Park, one of San Diego’s nicest green space hosting some the best attractions in the area, also has a Desert Garden, where you get to enjoy the beauty of the desert. People tend to think of a desert as desolated and dead, but it’s far from that, and in this garden you’ll actually get to see how colorful and lush the desert can be.
The Desert Garden contains more than 1,300 plants, including succulents and drought-resistant plants from around the world, within its 2.5 acres. The peak blooming period is January through March; however, these plants are interesting at any time of year because of their unusual shapes. North of the Park Boulevard Pedestrian Bridge near the Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden.
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A great way to kick off your visit to the Balboa Park and its superb museums. It’s free, so why not pop in for a quick look? There are also some botanical gardens, with the more traditional offerings, if you’d like to see more.