Saturday, March 19, 2016

Springtime Changes at Tohono Chul

This post is for the many friends I've known at Tohono Chul, especially those who have not seen the changes that began in the last two or three years, including a new designation as Tohono Chul Bistro, Galleries, and Gardens. This post is also for anyone who loves the Sonoran Desert in the springtime. (For some typical flowers, click here.) Spring has started three or four weeks early this year, but is still gorgeous, exciting, and thrilling. If you are in the Tucson area or planning to visit, please stop by. You will be glad you did.

Remarkable Penstemons, near the entrance
Early-blooming hedgehog, across from Overlook
Spring Garden (So far--lots of flowers still to come)
New Orchard east of the former cholla forest
"Living Fence" (ocotillos) north of Ethno Garden
Closeup of living fence leafing out, with early blooms
Old Penstemon Garden
New Penstemon Garden, currently hidden behind cloth fence
Desert Hibiscus on the way to parking lot, saying "Come back soon!"