Desert Botanical Garden
Did you know that more than half of the world’s 7.3 billion people live in cities? In the United States, that figure rises to more than 80 percent! In our lifetimes, more than two-thirds of humanity will live in cities.
Today, the Desert Botanical Garden hosted its first ever Conserving the Preserves Luncheon and presented the inaugural Desert Botanical Garden Award for Vision and Leadership in Conservation.
We need your help finding friends for Lonely George – an endangered cactus from Florida whom the Desert Botanical Garden cares for. This cactus, like many in the cacti family are threatened.
Meet Don Sutton, a Desert Landscape School student. Don started in the Desert Landscape School after receiving the enrollment as a gift from his wife.
Since 1939, the Garden has created the world’s finest collection of cacti and desert plants, and worked to preserve and protect the desert. This year, our efforts are elevated through an exciting community campaign called Cactomania.
The Central Arizona Conservation Alliance (CAZCA) was created as the solution to a problem. If you were to look globally, you would learn that despite tremendous efforts, we have not been very successful at conservation.
Biologists recognize the Sonoran Desert as the most biodiverse of all deserts, with more than 3,000 plant species and nearly 800 vertebrate animal species.
Desert Botanical Garden is equal parts museum and garden. Approaching the Plants & People of the Sonoran Desert Loop Trail, the combination of garden and museum becomes more evident as the 1/3-mile trail brings to life the history and stories of Native peoples.
Desert Botanical Garden has a vision to become a leader in promoting community gardens in the Phoenix area and to create a model that demonstrates vegetable gardening best practices in a desert environment.
Desert Botanical Garden celebrates 77 years since the first cactus was planted on the property. On December 12, 1939 the first formal planting ensued with plants from the personal collections of the founders and donations by other plant enthusiasts.