England is home to Stonehenge, one of the most famous prehistoric monuments on Earth.
And Tucson? Well, we have Saguarohenge — a not very famous, far from prehistoric, but eye-catching circle of saguaros at Pima Prickly Park, 3500 W. River Road.
The ring of eight saguaros, which predates the park, was designed by the late Robie Pardee, a landscape architect, as a tribute to his mother, who was a teacher.
It’s a short walk to Saguarohenge on a flat trail at the park, which is near the offices of Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation. Along the way, visitors pass many other types of cacti growing beside the trail.
A large rock within the ring of saguaros is inscribed with the words: “Saguarohenge — celebrating the nurturing relationship between plants and people.”
The 9-acre park is open to the public at no cost.