Located near Phoenix is the Desert Botanical Garden. The friends I was visiting last week have annual passes so we went one day. A one day visit means you are covering a lot of ground at a good clip! The places is vast with various walks through different areas, displaying many varieties of desert plants including cactus, aloe and agave. Aloe 500 is a genus containing over 500 species of flowering succulent plants. Not sure
about the number of Agave species but I have a really good, prolific one in my front yard so I was attracted to those. Would love to find a couple of the ones I saw at the botanical garden to have at home.
We spent the day, which included a nice sandwich at the cafe on site then headed back to Buckeye.