The Balboa Desert Garden was established at the Park Blvd. location 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 peak blooming period is January through March; however, these plants are interesting at any time of year because of their unusual shapes.
It is said that some of these plants predate the official garden and were planted by Kate Sessions herself! I love visiting this spot. There are so many quirky plants growing here including a hollowed out tree that is large enough to fit inside!