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  • Desert Botanical Garden May 2010
  • Desert Botanical Garden May 2010
  • Desert Botanical Garden Ottosen Entry Garden May 2010
  • Desert Botanical Garden May 2010
  • Desert Botanical Garden May 2010
  • Desert Botanical Garden May 2010
  • Desert Botanical Garden May 2010
  • Desert Botanical Garden May 2010
  • Desert Botanical Garden May 2010
  • Desert Botanical Garden May 2010
  • Desert Botanical Garden May 2010
  • Desert Botanical Garden May 2010
  • Desert Botanical Garden May 2010
  • Desert Botanical Garden May 2010
  • Desert Botanical Garden May 2010

Location: Pheonix, Arizona (see Googlemap here )

Hours: 7 am to 8 pm (6 am for members)

Admission: (free second Tuesday of every month)

free under 3
$5.00 children 3-12
$7.50 student 13-18
$15.00 adult 19-59
$13.50 seniors 60+

Phone: (480) 941-1225

Website: http://www.dbg.org/

Mission:

The Garden’s commitment to the community is to advance excellence in education, research, exhibition and conservation of desert plants of the world with emphasis on the southwestern United States. We will ensure that the Garden is always a compelling attraction that brings to life the many wonders of the desert.

Membership: https://dbg.org/membership-support/become-a-member

Volunteering: http://dbg.org/membership-support/volunteering

Tours/EventsEdit

See all Events and Exhibitions here

Garden Flashlight Tours through Sept 24

Central Arizona Cactus and Succulent Society Meeting the last Sunday of every month

Features:

Big Bugs Movie Nights:
Ants Oct 1
Charlotte's Web Oct 8
The Fly (original version) Nov 2
Beetlejuice Nov 9
Arachnophobia Nov 16
Avant-Garden:
Hail the Ale! Oct 6
In Bloom Oct 13
A Spirited Evening Oct 27
Stop, Cook, and Listen
Toast the Taste Nov 10
Have you Heard?

Music

Moonlight Masquerade Sept 30
Sonoran Jazz Project Oct 7
Domingo Degrazia Oct 14
The Silver Thread Trio Featuring the Rosano Brothers Oct 21
Special Engagement: Sergio Mendoza y la Orkesta Oct 28
Get Back: A Tribute to the Beatles
Fuerza Caribe Nov 11
Traveler Nov 18

Others:

Fall Plant Sale Oct 16
The Great Pumpkin Festival
Ofrenda Oct 21
Cuisine and Culture of Dia de los Muertos Oct 27
Dia de los Muertos Oct 29/Oct 30
La Procesion Oct 30
Bug Brunch Nov 5/Nov 6
Chiles & Chocolate Nov 11 through Nov 13


Temporary Exhibits:Edit

Closed:

Mayme Kratz: The Breathing Room closed may 20, 2008
Patrick Dougherty: Childhood Dream closed august 20, 2008
The Spirit of the Saguaro closed october 19, 2008
Illustrating Nature: The Tradition Continues closed august 3, 2009
Legacy closed january 3, 2010
Allan Houser: Tradition to Abstraction closed may 30, 2010
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Desert Towers


Current/Future:

The Desert Towers by Dale Chihuly

David Roger's Big Bugs starting September 12


Permanent Gardens and Attractions:Edit

See Map

Ottosen Entry Garden featuring large displays of cacti and succlents that show the diversity of desert plants. Adjacent to:

The SRP Visitor Center
The Garden Shop
The Cohn Tour Gathering Area

Desert Discovery Loop Trail features unique desert plants from around the world:

Sybil B. Harrington Cactus and Succulent Galleries features cactus and succulent varieties from various desert regions
Berlin Agave Yucca Forest features plants from the agave, yucca, and nolina families
Marshall Butterfly Exhibit seasonal exhibit featuring varieties of butteflies and moths

Plants & People of the Sonoran Desert Loop Trail features cultural exhibits showcasing the cultural relationship between the regions people and plants

Sonoran Desert Nature Loop Trail features dramatic desert landscapes and large cacti such as organ pipe cactus

Steele Herb Garden features herbs and edible plants originating in the dry environemnt

Harriet K. Maxwell Desert Wildflower Loop Trial features wildflower displays that peak during March and April (see updates here )


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