A stay-on-the-path experience through the cholla forest maze
will encourage visitors to confront their fears about proximity
to cactus stickers and will give a sense of accomplishment
at successful navigation through the spiny labyrinth.
Vonn's original proposed design, shown below, is about 60 feet wide by 180 feet long. His design has been implemented but modified to allow more exits for safety reasons.
Glistening Teddy Bear Cholla|
Cholla cactus serve as one of the primary bird habitats,
especially for our Arizona State bird, the Cactus Wren.
photo by Kevin Barber
Cholla Rose Bud Garden
To be modeled after a traditional-style English rose garden,
the Cholla Rose Bud Garden will display the soft pinks, vibrant reds
and warm oranges of cholla flowers in a familiar garden format.