The Cactus Garden Elopement | Balboa Park

Photography | @mariadavisphoto
Florals | @freshflowersociety

There are two cactus gardens in Balboa Park and you can find them on opposite sides of the park. 🌵❤️
The Desert Garden which was established in 1976 and contains more than 1,300 plants, including succulents and drought-resistant plants from around the world, within its 2.5 acres. 
The other one is called Old Cactus Garden or Kate O. Sessions Cactus Garden. This garden was developed under the direction of Kate Sessions for the 1935 California Pacific International Exposition. It contains some of the largest cactus and succulent specimens in the Park and has also been developed to include the exotic African and Australian Protea plants. You get a nice view of the Cabrillo bridge from there.
The peak blooming period for the cactus gardens is January through March; however, these plants are interesting at any time of year because of their unusual shapes! ❤️🌵