Desert Botanical Garden
To understand the evolutionary history of a plant family, the first step is to determine the closest related ancestor. Pereskias exhibit ancestral traits of cacti and are thought to be one of the earliest diverging lineages of the cactus family.
Did you know that children are spending 50 percent less time outdoors than they did 20 years ago? Nature play is a research-based movement gaining popularity in the United States to help combat this statistic.
Desert Botanical Garden’s Summer Camp gives children the opportunity to become scientists by using their powers of observation to explore the world around them.
A pollinator is an animal the moves pollen from one flower to another flower of the same species, fertilizing the plant. For many plants, this animal pollination is required for the plant to produce fruit and seeds, and thus reproduce. Nearly 80 percent of crops grown worldwide require animal pollination.
The Garden recently hosted a three-day conference with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to operationalize the partnership, discuss roles and priorities and develop short-term and long-term goals.
In 2012, Desert Botanical Garden and Ballet Arizona began a collaboration with the hopes of infusing art and nature in an unforgettable experience to challenge emotional boundaries.
Desert Botanical Garden is participating in Endangered Species Day to raise awareness and share the importance of protecting endangered species.
To highlight the importance of the agave plant for Native peoples, the Desert Botanical Garden performed a traditional agave roast on the Plants and People of the Sonoran Desert Loop Trail recently.
Get all your butterfly questions answered by Dr. Kim Pegram, insect ecologist and exhibit specialist.
In 2014, Desert Botanical Garden received an extraordinary gift from Fred Katterman. He donated his private cactus collection consisting of more than 1,800 potted cacti from regions of Chile, northern Argentina and Peru.