Cacti Collection Brought From New Jersey To Desert Botanical Garden
A couple of guys rent a U-Haul, pack it with about 1,800 potted cacti and drive cross-country. That’s not the opening line to a joke, or an upcoming movie trailer – but actually a true story.
Desert Botanical Garden took in the plants last year, and Raul Puente Martinez helped get them to Phoenix. He’s the curator of Living Collections. Standing in one of the garden’s greenhouses, he spoke about the acquisition.