Desert Botanical Garden
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.
Desert Botanical Garden’s mission is rooted in science. Two of the organizations four pillars, Research and Conservation, are the foundation of what the Garden was built on and shape how the Garden continues to grow.
Having the opportunity to name a plant is highly regarded in the plant field. Plants are still being discovered all over the world, including in Arizona.
The first Plant Sale at Desert Botanical Garden debuted in 1976 and was called the Unusual Plant Sale of Unusual Plants, it took more than a year of planning at the Garden with a group of selected growers.