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Desert Discovery Loop Trail

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The Desert Discovery Loop Trail is the Garden’s main trail where you can learn the unique characteristics of desert plants from around the world. Along the way you can explore the great diversity of form, texture and color found in this wondrous array of cacti and succulents from around the world.

Key exhibit areas located along this trail include the Sybil B. Harrington Cactus and Succulent Galleries, the Berlin Agave Yucca Forest, and the seasonal butterfly exhibits in the Marshall Butterfly Pavilion. You can also access the Plants and People of the Sonoran Desert Loop Trail, the Sonoran Desert Nature Loop Trail and the Center for Desert Living from this main trail. The Desert Discovery Loop Trail is about 1/3 of a mile.

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As a place of education, research, exhibition and conservation of desert plants, the Garden provides information about plants using many different techniques. One of these methods is through labels. These labels provide the Latin name used by the scientific community, its common name, where it grows and when it blooms.

You can customize your Garden experience further by downloading the Garden app. It includes trail guides, maps, garden tour, plant information and pictures, and a learning center that helps you care for your plants at home. You can download the app through iTunes for 99 cents.

The Garden app was developed by by Clarisoft & MuseumXP and Garden staff members.

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