Galleta Meadows Estates
Borrego Springs, CA

A new serpent has risen from the dry, hot sand in Borrego Springs, CA.  It’s head rears up towards the sky in a graceful depiction of a serpent in motion.  The 350-foot serpent is the newest edition to a garden of 129 metal sculptures that are placed in Galleta Meadows Estates.  The sculpture garden is the vision of Dennis Avery, who envisioned free-standing art on his property that represented wildlife and history of the area.

As you drive through the roads that weave through the garden you will see sculptures of wild horses in the nearby field, sabertooth tigers in pursuit and desert tortoises that seem as it they are crawling through the brush.  The artist, Ricardo Breceda, brings life to his sculptures by capturing each creature in motion.  They are so still, yet all you see is movement.

The sculpture garden is open to the public.  Visit our information page about Galleta Meadows for more information and for a map. 

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Lynn Bremner is the author of, a blog about desert road trips and tips. She started the blog after moving to Indio, CA where she now resides. Now a true desert dweller, Lynn has added in some of her own views on desert living. The heat does not keep her indoors in the summertime. She is out running, golfing or taking short day trips to some of the local points of interest. After years of traveling along the dusty, desert trails with her father, she has come to appreciate the beauty and solitude of the desert landscape. Her father’s passion for prospecting, desert lore and exploring the desert parks took their family to many interesting places, mostly in California, Nevada and Arizona. Lynn now writes about her desert road trips and intertwines a little bit of desert living into the mix.


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