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Desert Botanical Garden celebrates its fourth year as a National Geographic Live Arizona Community Partner. Visit nglive.org to learn about other exciting events. 

2012/2013 Speaker Series


  • Garden members who use the code “DESERT” when ordering tickets will have 10% of their purchase price donated to the Garden.
  • Special Member Series Prices starting at $78.
  • Ticketing information: 480.644.6500 | www.MesaArtsCenter.com/natgeolive
  • Speakers will be at the Mesa Arts Center – One East Main Street, Mesa, AZ 
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Photo credit: Børge Ousland

Børge Ousland Adventures in Polar Exploration

Wednesday / March 6 / 7:30 p.m.

Polar adventurer, avid outdoorsman and former member of Norway’s Marinejeger (the equivalent to our Navy Seals) Børge Ousland is the first person ever to cross Antarctica solo and unsupported, and the first to cross the Northwest and Northeast Passages by sea in a single season. Journey with him to the Poles in this charismatic and compelling presentation of bigger-than-life images, videos and stories. Ousland will report on his latest expeditions with photos and hair-raising video direct from the field.

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New Exhibit Coming to Ottosen Gallery

The Desert Botanical Garden presents new works by world-renowned artists Philip and Matt Moulthrop. The exhibition features a collection of turned wood that reveals the inherent beauty of trees and shrubs native to Arizona. Woodturning has been a Moulthrop family legacy for three generations and their pieces are immediately recognizable by their distinct contemporary forms. The exhibit, Arizona Indigenous: New Turned Wood by Philip & Matt Moulthrop, opens February 6 and is included with paid Garden admission or membership.

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Philip Moulthrop, Desert Ironwood Dish, 2014,
2.5 x 6.75 x 6.75, turned wood
Image courtesy of CLUTCH Photo and Bentley Gallery, AZ

Exhibition courtesy of Bentley Gallery.

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