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Desert Botanical Garden Announces Direct Bus Service to the Garden and Connection to Light Rail

August 01, 2013

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Contact:
John Sallot
Phone: 480 481.8101
jsallot@dbg.org

Now there is a greener way to get to the Desert Botanical Garden! In June 2013, the Phoenix City Council unanimously voted to add the Desert Botanical Garden as a direct stop for Valley Metro Bus riders. Service began July 22, 2013.

The Route 56 Priest Drive bus connects passengers from points south including the Valley Metro Rail station at Priest and Washington. The Garden’s bus stop is located at the north end of the parking lot and is a short walk to the admissions area. The bus is scheduled to arrive every 30 minutes, Monday through Friday from 5:50 a.m. to 7:41 p.m. The schedule for weekends can change so please check with Valley Metro at www.valleymetro.org.

“The extension of bus service to the Garden has been a long-time goal, “said Ken Schutz, the Dr. William Huizingh executive director. “Now visitors to the Garden, diners at Gertrude’s and shoppers at the Garden Shop have a new, greener way to get here.”

The bus stops located on McDowell and Priest/64th Street will continue to serve the Garden with access through the pedestrian gate located at the south east corner of the intersection.

About the Desert Botanical Garden

The Garden is home to the one of the finest and most diverse collections of succulent plants, including rare, threatened and endangered species from around the world.  A “Phoenix Point of Pride”, the Desert Botanical Garden is one of only a few botanical gardens accredited by the American Association of Museums.  It is a privately funded, non-profit organization and depends on revenues from admissions and gift shop sales, as well as contributions from individuals.
   
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