Desert Botanical Garden
After the intensity of the summer heat, nighttime temperatures begin to drop. Desert plants can finally relax and begin to recuperate.
Beneficial insects play a significant role in the well-being of the Sonoran Desert.
The Garden has found a way to extend the benefits of monsoon season long after the rain clouds have departed, by elevating our rainwater harvesting efforts.
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.