Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Bell Park Cacti Garden



Bell Park Cacti Garden is located in Hale Center, Texas.  It was started in 1974 by the late Hershel Bell.  At that time, it contained 15 plants.  The garden has grown a bit, and now displays 350 plants, representing 15 species of cacti.

There is a walk-through path for viewing the cacti, and a grassy area with picnic tables.  The garden isn't anything fancy, or something to go out of your way to see, but if you happen to be in the area, it might be a nice place to stop for a picnic. Just don't touch the prickly plants!

 
The garden is open from dawn to dusk.  Admission is free.

15 comments:

  1. I love cactus but I can't grow it. I had one when we lived in NM and it took me all of 3 months to kill it.

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    1. Aww. I usually do really well with cacti. They seem to live forever for me!

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  2. One of those little side adventures that could be interesting.

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    1. Yes, if you are in the area, it's worth the visit.

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  3. gotta be careful where you sit. But cactus are very interesting and so diverse.

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  4. There's something so beautiful about cacti. I love looking at entire fields of them here in AZ, and seeing the very different species all the time.

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    1. It's surprising how many varieties of cacti there are!

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  5. A cacti garden would be interesting. I wish there was one near me.

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    1. I haven't found a good one in Georgia, yet. There was a good one at the Cincinnati Botanical Gardens.

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  6. Hi Sherry. I feel that gardens are not only for looks and prettiness. Sometimes it can be very interesting to see something like this!

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    1. I like trying to find the wildlife in places like these.

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  7. there's a garden for everyone, that's for sure.

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    1. Yes. It's nice to see gardens in every habitat.

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    2. Yes. It's nice to see gardens in every habitat.

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