Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium

1701 South Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92264


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The Moorten family, all desert plant specialists, turned their residence estate into a living museum of desert lore. There's something of interest for everyone with glistening crystals, colorful rocks, ancient fossils, pioneer and gold-mine relics.

Long established in beautiful Palm Springs, California, since 1938, this private arboretum was created to share with everyone the beauty and extraordinary varieties of desert plants from around the world. Featuring desert trees and cacti from miniatures to giants.

It is a classic collection of more than 3000 varieties of plants designed in concentrated habitats along a natural trail. Also, a special exhibition of quite rare plants called "The World's First Cactarium". (a word they coined in this profession).

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