Some of the sculptures were very striking.
However, we both felt that they generally couldn't compete with the amazing plants that surrounded them.
Not surprisingly, the gardens attract a lot of birds, including many species that you don't usually associate with desert habitat. It was a little disconcerting to see House Finches and European Starlings perching on saguaro cactuses.
Of course, there were lots of more typical desert birds around. Like us, these children were very excited to see Abert's Towhees and Gambel's Quail foraging near the outdoor cafe.
Male Gambel's Quail
Female Gambel's Quail
We saw a lot of other birds, too, but I'll put photos of those in my next posting.