It was stunning. There were cactuses taller than any of us, cactuses smaller than my hand, cactuses with babies growing right on them…
And the colors! More shades of green than you can imagine, with plenty of reds and browns for good measure.
After walking around a bit, we headed through the rose gardens to the tea room (reservation required) and had a lovely meal of tiny sandwiches, cheeses, scones, fruit, and pastries. We flaunted tradition by ordering our tea iced.
A peek at the herb garden and then we headed home. A wonderful afternoon. More than I could pay on a regular basis, but not bad – $15 per person to enter the grounds ($100 will get you a year’s membership with unlimited visits) and $20 per person for tea.
More photos under the cut.