Palm Springs, CA ”The Desert Garden for All Seasons”

Established in Palm Springs since 1938, the private arboretum was created to share the beauty and extraordinary varieties of desert plants from all around the world with everyone who visits. Featured desert trees and cacti from around the world. You will discover all types of desert plants from miniatures to giants.

The Moortens, who are desert plant specialists, invite you to their residence estate, Desertland. The Moorten Botanic Garden is a living museum of desert lore. There is something of interest for everyone, with glistening crystals, colorful rocks, ancient fossils and gold mining relics.

The classic collections on display at Desertland are comprised of more than 3,000 varieties of plants designed in concentrated habitats along a nature trail. In the world’s first Cactarium visitors will discover a special exhibition of rare plants seen nowhere else.

Cactus Castle, the Moorten’s Mediterranean style home, sits in the Palm Grove Oasis which has often been described as a haven of tranquility steeped in the charm of Palm Springs

Hours of Operation and Admission:

Moorten Botanical Garden is open year-round.

Hours are reduced during the summer heat.

Fall, Winter and Spring

10AM – 4PM daily, except Wednesdays

First Day of Summer to First day of Fall

9AM0 1PM daily, except for Wednesdays

As you walk through the gates you will see their nursey to your left.

Please pat at the counter and be sure to get your map:

$5.00 – Adults and Seniors

$2.00 – Children 15 and Under

Free! – Children Under 5

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Think Travel and Enjoy the Journey and see if you can see the tortoises!

Lynne Tucker is a Travel Writer and Photojournalist based in Palm Desert