I don't often post photos beyond my own garden, but I wanted to show some wonderful sights from my most recent Desert Botanical Garden tour. There is a lot going on in the Garden this time of year, and the main draw is Chihuly: The Nature of Glass exhibition. There are many glass sculptures placed among the surrounding cacti and succulents to complement the nearby plants.
Chihuly's work is found in museums worldwide. This is his first garden exhibition in an outdoor desert environment. I've included only a small portion of the sculptures featured in the exhibition. It's one of the most popular events the Garden has ever featured. To see this exhibition at night is even more spectacular.
I must like all the tall, simple vertical sculptures the best, because I have more photos of them than any of the others. I also like their colors the best. Pudgeduck also went along on this tour, and she has photos of other sculptures on her blog.
The DBG is located near the sandstone buttes of Papago Park, which provides a beautiful backdrop for the plants in the Garden.