West coast road trip - Arizona, Nevada and California

From the Phoenix desert to the snow clad mountains of the Sierra Nevada there are so many amazing gardens with horticultural interest

warm welcome from Pasadena Garden ClubaChoosing which area to travel in the States was very difficult, with so many beautiful places and gardens to visit. I wanted to see different climatic regions and a brilliant range of flora. As I have always had a fascination with the American West seeing cacti in the wild was high on my list. I knew the Californian coastline had a multitude of gardens, and a great growing climate, so I decided to head west. My first stop was Pasadena.


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I took so many photos they will not fit in the blog, so please see the slideshow of my highlights from this amazing trip.


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