Desert Botanical Garden
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.
The new horticulture campus – the Hazel Hare Center for Plant Science is the heart of the Desert Botanical Garden. After nine years of planning and preparation, phase one of this state-of-the-art facility is complete.
In addition to being a delightful and magical experience for children and adults alike, the new Butterfly Pavilion also doubles as a research facility.
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.