Mojave Resort – Discover the Moorten Botanical Garden in Palm Springs

October 15, 2017
Category: Palm Desert Attractions

The Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium located at 1701 South Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs is a family owned garden that specializes in desert plants.  If you are a gardening buff, then The Moorten Botanical Garden is definitely worth the visit during your stay in the Palm Springs Area.

About Moorten Botanical Garden

Patricia and Chester Moorten established the Moorten Botanical Garden in 1939.  The gardens contain some 3000 examples of desert cacti and perennial desert plants which are grouped by the different ecosystems in the Southwest.

There are several garden collections including agaves and aloes and a cactus greenhouse or Cactarium with many species of cacti and succulents from around the world.  The Moorten family’s Mediterranean-style home, nicknamed the “Cactus Castle” can also be toured at the garden.

The Moorten Botanical Garden is open from 10 AM to 4 PM daily with the exception of Wednesdays.  Admission is $5 for adults and seniors and children between age 5-15 will require $2 for admission.  There are complimentary tours given by the seasoned horticulturalist between 10:30 AM and 12:00 PM in the Fall.  Moorten Botanical Garden makes for a fantastic venue for special events and countless weddings are hosted by the garden annually.

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Where to stay in Palm Springs

Moorten Botanical Garden is located just 12 miles from Mojave Resort.  Mojave Resort, located in nearby Palm Desert, is a boutique hotel with 24 suites and guest rooms that offers poolside spa treatments. Mojave Resort is a top ranked hotel in Palm Desert offering easy access to Palm Springs attractions.  Book your stay today at: