Does This Garden Seem Lush and Cool?

Does This Garden Seem Lush and Cool? (HM1KZK)

Location: Tucson, AZ 85712 Pima County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 14.898', W 110° 54.577'

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Historical Gardens

The Historical Gardens show a gardening style that was popular in Tucson from the 1880s through the 1940s. The landscape choices of those days aimed for a green retreat from the desert and helped keep homes cooler in the decades before air-conditioning.
The Porters experimented over the years to learn what would thrive in their nursery and garden. Tall vegetation and garden walls created an oasis surrounded by dusty roads and fields.
After the nursery closed and Rutger died, the family hoped their garden might yet be of use. Through an agreement between Mrs. Porter and the city, Tucson Botanical Gardens was invited to set up headquarters here in 1974.
Photo captions:
Rutger and Bernice Porter
Lily pond in front patio before 1971
Porter House, front walk.
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Date Added Monday, June 8th, 2015 at 6:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 508514 N 3567961
Decimal Degrees32.24830000, -110.90961667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 14.898', W 110° 54.577'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 14' 53.88" N, 110° 54' 34.62" W
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Area Code(s)520
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2144-2148 N Alvernon Way, Tucson AZ 85712, US
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