Thursday, January 2, 2014
Holidays at the Hacienda
This actually is the Eliot Patio of the Webster Auditorium at the Desert Botanical Garden. Construction for this adobe building began in 1939, a year after the state granted the land to the Arizona Cactus and Native Flora Society which founded the Desert Botanical Garden. Today the building is used for meetings, weddings and other events. Right at the moment, they have set up a "Chihuly in the Garden" shop with all kinds of Chihuly related items for sale. When the garden isn't busy, I like to sit on this patio and imagine what it would have been like to live here in the 1940's.