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Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix

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
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Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix

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
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Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix

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.
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Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix

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.
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Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix

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
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Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix

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.
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Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix

+ 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.
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Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix

Rick1708Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States5422Reviewed 5 days ago Incredible Diversity of Desert PlantsThe garden opens early, and I would suggest morning or a night visit to avoid the worst heat. Numerous trails lead visitors through a variety of desert landscapes, showcasing the incredible bio-diversity of the desert.Thank Rick1708
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Reviewed 5 days ago Incredible Diversity of Desert PlantsThe garden opens early, and I would suggest morning or a night visit to avoid the worst heat. Numerous trails lead visitors through a variety of desert landscapes, showcasing the incredible bio-diversity of the desert.Thank Rick1708
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The garden opens early, and I would suggest morning or a night visit to avoid the worst heat. Numerous trails lead visitors through a variety of desert landscapes, showcasing the incredible bio-diversity of the desert.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Of special note are the rich collections of agave (176 taxa) and cacti (10,350 plants in 1,350 taxa), especially the Opuntia sub-family. Plants from less extreme climate conditions are protected under shadehouses. It focuses on plants adapted to desert conditions, including an Australian collection, a Baja California collection and a South American collection. Several ecosystems are represented: a mesquite bosque, semidesert grassland, and upland chaparral.
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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.
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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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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.
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+ Music in the Garden Spring 2017:Wes Ringel Scott Dunlap and AZ Dueling Pianos Rock, Top 40 from the ‘50s to today Two pianos and two voices will energize Dorrance Hall with an unforgettable clap along, sing along experience. Enjoy a fun-filled evening of dueling pianos played by two of the Southwest’s most dynamic musical entertainers.

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