For Isaac’s birthday this year I’d already cheated by combining his birthday AND Christmas present so I knew I couldn’t justify buying him anything off the long list I have. I asked if he wanted to dinner but instead he suggested we do a day trip to Cactus Country so that’s what we decided to do.
Secretly I wasn’t very excited about the trip because I’d just come off a huge couple of weeks of work and I was tired but on the Friday beforehand I did a quick Google and I was seriously impressed. On the Sunday we set out armed with SPF because it was seriously hot! The garden is 10 acres of cacti and you literally get lost everywhere you look. There are hundreds of varieties and you actually can’t believe some of the varieties that they have. It’s crazy! The staff are friendly and provide you with hats, insect repellant and umbrellas to keep the sun off as once you’re out exploring you can’t escape the heat. If it’s forecast to be 39, it was the day we went, perhaps either head there early or postpone until another weekend!
Upon arrival you are also given a book and throughout the gardens are markers so you learn as you go. It’s the first time Isaac and I had ever done a self-guided tour and we both really enjoyed it. The information in the book was interesting but not so cray cray that everyday person didn’t understand the lingo. I think that’s something I was nervous about because I’m not a huge plant-knowledgable person! There is a shop where you can buy some cacti as well and of course we bought home a new friend we’ve named Kenny.
We love cacti so we really enjoyed getting through the different paths and learning more about the different varieties. We also loved how although the gardens are maintained if there is a cactus that has fallen over they are left to do their own thing as they continue to grow. It’s cool that the owners aren’t worried about it being perfectly manicured – we definitely appreciated it. My only compliant was the restaurant there isn’t amazing. It’s obviously Mexican and it is so basic. I had nachos and they were average although Isaac had a burrito and enjoyed it…. I wouldn’t recommend eating there from my meal.
Have you been to Cactus Country?
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