photo diary: A stroll through the Tucson Botanical Gardens

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A couple weeks ago, I went on an inspiration seeking trip to the Tucson Botanical Gardens. The garden was orignally home to Bernice and Rutger Porter in the 1920s, and you can still experience some of their original garden work by walking through the Porter Patio Garden. It’s a really cute and well cared for garden, tucked away in Tucson.

The best time to visit is early in the morning, before the harsh Tucson sun beams down on you. All around you there’s different types of plants growing in the 18 gardens, and each area has it’s own mood. Some gardens encourage you to slow down, sit on a bench for a bit, and just chill. Other gardens are out in the open, showered in constant sunlight, great for taking a quick look, but the lack of seating and shade discourage you from staying too long. My favorite gardens were the shade garden, the lush Porter Patio Garden, the path that led to the herb garden, and the herb garden. These gardens are where I spent most of my time, and the areas I returned to after walking the entire 5.5 acre garden once. I hope you enjoy the pictures, and I recommend checking this place out if you’re looking for a quiet morning treat.

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