We visited the Myriad Botanical Gardens in the downtown area. The Crystal Bridge is an indoor tropical garden with many really beautiful plants.
Outside the building we saw a pond with attractive landscaping, including beautiful ornamental grasses.
You can see the Cristal Bridge in the background here.
Inside we saw amazing flowers and plants. This is a clam claw flower.
I didn't get the names for all the attractive plants we saw.
The variety of orchids was really amazing.
This is some sort of cactus. I had never seen a white one before. We also saw plants we think are typical in southern Arizona, including a golden barrel cactus. I guess they are technically tropical too.
As we walked outside again, we saw a lot of amazing fish in the ponds around the Crystal Bridge.
We really enjoyed the gardens, but there was a lot more to see in the area.