Lush Cactus Gardens in Phoenix


While we’re talking about things to do in Phoenix, here’s a <a href="http://cactusjungle.com/archives/blog/exit.php?url_id=1894&amp;entry_id=1730" title="http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/arizonaliving/articles/0225azjournal0225carraro.html" onmouseover="window.status=’http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/arizonaliving/articles/0225azjournal0225carraro.html’;return true;" onmouseout="window.status=”;return true;">tour of a cactus garden</a> that is can’t-miss.<br /><br /><div style="margin-left: 40px;"><span style="font-style: italic;">Saguaros, ocotillos and other survivors of a cactus garden planted decades ago frame Phoenix landmark Tovrea Castle today, reminders of a dreamer ahead of his time.<br />
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Italian immigrant Alessio Carraro, helped by one of his sons and a crew of about 20, built the castle and brought in Russian gardener M. Moktatchev to create the environmentally-compatible landscape that surrounds it….<br />
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Carraro Cactus Garden<br />
When: Guided 90-minute tours offered on selected Saturdays, usually three or four times each day.<br />
Where: Grounds outside Tovrea Castle, 5041 E. Van Buren St., Phoenix.<br />
Details: <a href="phoenix.gov/PARKS/tovrea.html">Registration required</a>. 602-256-3220</span><br /></div><br />I wonder if readers in Texas have already pre-voted, or are waiting to vote tomorrow. My sister pre-voted, but then she would. <br /><br />


    
    
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