Phoenix Botanical Garden

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Phoenix Botanical Garden

Desert Botanical Garden 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy. Phoenix, AZ 85008 The Desert Botanical Garden offers the world’s finest collection of arid-land plants from deserts around the world in a unique outdoor setting. The Garden has more than 50,000 accessioned plants throughout its five thematic trails, which illustrate topics such as conservation, desert living, plants and people of the Sonoran Desert and desert wildflowers. The Garden offers a variety of lectures and workshops on desert landscaping and horticulture, botanical art and illustration, nature art and photography, and health and wellness. Visit the Garden and enjoy specialized tours, special events, seasonal exhibits, concerts, family activities, dining options and the Garden’s gift and plant shop. + Additional Info + Meetings Contact 941-1225 941-1225 media@dbg.org Website View Map Stay Connected

Phoenix Botanical Garden

Desert Botanical Garden 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy. Phoenix, AZ 85008 The Desert Botanical Garden offers the world’s finest collection of arid-land plants from deserts around the world in a unique outdoor setting. The Garden has more than 50,000 accessioned plants throughout its five thematic trails, which illustrate topics such as conservation, desert living, plants and people of the Sonoran Desert and desert wildflowers. The Garden offers a variety of lectures and workshops on desert landscaping and horticulture, botanical art and illustration, nature art and photography, and health and wellness. Visit the Garden and enjoy specialized tours, special events, seasonal exhibits, concerts, family activities, dining options and the Garden’s gift and plant shop. + Additional Info + Meetings

Phoenix Botanical Garden

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The Desert Botanical Garden offers the world’s finest collection of arid-land plants from deserts around the world in a unique outdoor setting. The Garden has more than 50,000 accessioned plants throughout its five thematic trails, which illustrate topics such as conservation, desert living, plants and people of the Sonoran Desert and desert wildflowers. The Garden offers a variety of lectures and workshops on desert landscaping and horticulture, botanical art and illustration, nature art and photography, and health and wellness. Visit the Garden and enjoy specialized tours, special events, seasonal exhibits, concerts, family activities, dining options and the Garden’s gift and plant shop.

Phoenix Botanical Garden

The Desert Botanical Garden offers the world’s finest collection of arid plants from deserts of the world in a unique outdoor setting. The Garden has more than 50,000 desert plants on display throughout five thematic trails that illustrate topics such as conservation, desert living, plants and people of the Sonoran Desert, and desert wildflowers. Visit the Garden and enjoy specialized tours, special events, seasonal exhibits, concerts, family activities, Gertrude’s restaurant, Patio Café and the Garden’s gift and plant shop. What’s Nearby

Phoenix Botanical Garden

The Desert Botanical Garden offers the world’s finest collection of arid plants from deserts of the world in a unique outdoor setting. The Garden has more than 50,000 desert plants on display throughout five thematic trails that illustrate topics such as conservation, desert living, plants and people of the Sonoran Desert, and desert wildflowers. Visit the Garden and enjoy specialized tours, special events, seasonal exhibits, concerts, family activities, Gertrude’s restaurant, Patio Café and the Garden’s gift and plant shop.

Phoenix Botanical Garden

+ Ballet Arizona Presents Topia An Evening at Desert Botanical Garden Ib Andersen’s vision for dance in the desert continues to evolve, take chances and challenge our emotional boundaries. In 2017, expect the unexpected as Ballet Arizona continues its series at the Garden with a sensory experience unlike any other.

Phoenix Botanical Garden

Whether it is date night or family-night out, come explore the Desert Botanical Garden in a whole new way. Flashlight Tours are sensory adventures to see, hear and feel how our desert nights shimmer.

Phoenix Botanical Garden

+ Flashlight Tours Weekly, Thursday & Saturday through September 2 Whether it is date night or family-night out, come explore the Desert Botanical Garden in a whole new way. Flashlight Tours are sensory adventures to see, hear and feel how our desert nights shimmer.

In 2014, Desert Botanical Garden received an extraordinary gift from Fred Katterman. He donated his private cactus collection consisting of more than 1,800 potted cacti from regions of Chile, northern Argentina and Peru.

In the 1930s, a small group of local citizens became interested in conserving the fragile desert environment. One was Swedish botanist Gustaf Starck, who found like-minded residents by posting a sign, “Save the desert,” with an arrow pointing to his home. In 1936, they formed the Arizona Cactus and Native Flora Society (ACNFS) to sponsor a botanical garden to encourage an understanding, appreciation and promotion of the uniqueness of the world’s deserts, particularly the local Sonoran Desert.

Eventually Gertrude Webster, whose home encompassed all of what is today the neighborhood of Arcadia, joined the Society. She offered her encouragement, connections and financial support to establish the botanical garden in Papago Park.

Volunteers remain a Garden asset, sharing their time, talents and professional expertise. They work closely with staff to maintain the Garden’s status as a premier plant research institution and serve as members of the Board of Trustees, setting policy and governing the Garden.

There are no general admission refunds due to inclement weather; however, the Garden reserves the right to close for safety during extreme weather conditions. If this occurs, the Garden will refund general admission fees to anyone already inside the Garden. Ticketed special events have individual rain policies and will be displayed on each specific event page. Call 480 480.8188, for more information.

The Garden encourages photo and video shots for personal or educational purposes. Portrait shoots, such as family photography are permitted during general operating hours. No advance reservation is required. All members of the party, including the photographer and any assistants, must pay Garden admission. For groups of 10 or more, please call 480 481.8104 for a discount.

Volunteers were essential in the Garden’s creation and development, when the staff was small and finances tight. These early supporters, including a few amateur botanists who donated their own plant collections, helped plan and execute plant sales, photography and art exhibits, and numerous public events.

Ib Andersen’s vision for dance in the desert continues to evolve, take chances and challenge our emotional boundaries. In 2017, expect the unexpected as Ballet Arizona continues its series at the Garden with a sensory experience unlike any other.

+ Music in the Garden Spring 2017: Domingo DeGrazia Spanish Guitar Band Spanish Guitar Spanish guitar, very difficult to master, is also the most melodious and sweet sounding among all types of guitars. Domingo brings grace, passion and flair to the instrument as he plays lead guitar.

Gertrude’s offers a fresh food experience at the Garden focusing on ingredients directly from the farm and pasture to the plate. Gertrude’s serves lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. The menu changes seasonally, based on the availability of local products.

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