Louis Lee’s Oriental Rock Garden
4015 E. McDonald Dr., Phoenix, AZ

I leisurely drove to the garden in the middle of a Monday afternoon and upon approaching the unique home I was surprisingly in awe at what I saw. Amongst the million dollar dwellings in the hills of Phoenix you will come across Louis Lee’s Oriental Rock Garden. Way back in 1958 Mr. Lee began creating this masterpiece as an answer to having to maintain a typical lawn in the Arizona heat. He started building with rocks but later added arches, buddhas, plates, bottles and even Christmas lights. Though Lee passed away in 2006 and the garden is not open to the public, you can still see plenty from the street. The photos can not do the artistic nature of this home justice. You could easily spend an hour absorbing all of the nooks and crannies of this labor of love. Though, keep in mnd this is a quiet residential neighborhood and the home is occupied.

 More photos…here

Offbeat Attractions is a series that features unique points of interest around the world that are worthy of adding to your Bucket List.