When my father retired from the army in 1974, he and my mother moved down to San Diego,
California in the U.S.A. This is a beautiful city near the Mexican border, with many sights to see.
Balboa Park is a 1,200-acre cultural attraction. In addition to open space areas, natural vegetation zones, green belts, gardens and walking paths, it contains museums, several theatres, and the world-famous San Diego Zoo.
When hubby and I went down to visit my mother in 2012, (my father had passed away the year before), we asked her where she wanted to go. Her answer was the botanical gardens at Balboa Park. The Cactus Gardens were especially impressive. Enjoy!
Since its reopening in 1971, the Casa del Prado, which was built in 1915,
has hosted floral exhibits, concerts, and theatrical performances:
Complete photo essay of our trip HERE.
While I’ve been to San Diego many times, this was only my second tour of Balboa Park.
Aren’t the cacti amazing? Have you ever seen any like that?
Looking forward to your comments!