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LAS NOCHES DE LAS LUMINARIAS

Eight thousand hand-lit luminaria bags and thousands of white twinkle lights will set the Garden aglow this winter for 21 magical evenings.

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MARGARITA CABRERA: SPACE IN BETWEEN

Art revolving around themes related to community, craft, immigration, cultural identity, labor practices and sustainability.

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Ottosen Entry Garden

The gateway to the Garden's five unique trails that provide a world-class experience for visitors.

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Music in the Garden

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An exciting and diverse lineup of the best musical entertainment Arizona has to offer.

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THE SEASONAL TABLE

January 19

Enjoy a Southwest Mexican-American menu, prepared by chef Eddie Coronado.

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DOGS' DAY

Come. Sit. Play.

Bring your furry friend to the Garden on January 28.

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CORKS & CACTUS

February 18 & 19

Sample, sip and savor your way through boutique wines.

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AGAVE ON THE ROCKS

March 31

Enjoy a refreshing margarita while sampling gourmet cuisine prepared by renowned Valley restaurants and caterers.

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LEARN AT THE GARDEN

Experience. Explore. Discover.

Register now for winter classes and workshops.

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Thursday, December 1st, 2016

In North America, there are more than 200 orchid species, and more than half of them are endangered or threatened. The Canelo Hills ladies’-tresses orchid, Spiranthes delitescens, which is only known to grow in five localities in southern Arizona, was described as a new species in 1990 and listed as an endangered species in 1997.

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

The Desert Botanical Garden’s longest-running tradition is Las Noches de las Luminarias (Luminaria). On a cold December night back in 1978, volunteers and staff worked to light 700 luminarias and welcome 600 guests for a one-night experience at the Garden.

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

In 1997, the Garden launched the Desert Landscape Certificate School program that provided education on all aspects of desert landscape installation and maintenance. The program was later redesigned and a new model has been piloted and will be launched in the spring of 2017.

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  • Aloe plants will continue to bloom into December. Share your aloe blooms with us. Photo by Adam Rodriguez. https://t.co/QXmyl4wHNz

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