A large draw to this part of El Paso is being close to so much – nature or going out on the town. And a major university with some interesting plantings, including the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens.
A few weeks ago, I took an hour to walk through it with curator John White. His relaxed demeanor and knowledge are refreshing.
And when it’s only in the mid-80’s on a sunny July day here, what could be better?
This treasure is a quick several blocks to my west, I’ve posted on it on my old blog more than once, and I have many old photos to show.
While I prefer a stronger design of plants with some hardscape over a botanical collection using a few of everything (like these gardens), I choose to enjoy it for what it is. As with other art, it can be enjoyed on various levels – I may not be into a particular genre of music, but I can still enjoy the performer’s showmanship, a song’s instrumentals , and so on. I’ve become more open to specifying plants because of all that’s here, and there’s more up my sleeve as a result.
It’s definitely worth a couple hour break when passing through El Paso, and you need relief from the trucker hell that is I-10!