Stardust and the Cactus & Succulent Galleries are closed through Friday, May 25 due to maintenance.

Garden Members Annual Meeting

May 25, 2017
5:30 - 7 p.m.
Dorrance Hall


  • Call: 480 941.1225
  • Visit the Admissions Box Office 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

Please join Desert Botanical for the Members Annual Meeting. We strive to ignite and inspire lifelong learning about nature and the desert while making the Garden a dynamic destination for families with children.

This year’s meeting features a keynote address by Journalist and Author Richard Louv and a presentation of the Garden’s master plan of the Children/Family Garden.

Reservations required by Monday, May 22.  RSVP to or 480 941.3517.


  • 5 p.m. -  Refreshments
  • 5:30 p.m. - Business Meeting
  • 6 p.m. - Master Plan of Children/Family Garden
  • 6:30 p.m. - Keynote Address by Richard Louv. Followed By Book Signing with Richard Louv “Last Child in the Woods,” “The Nature Principle” and “Vitamin N” available for purchase.

Richard Louv

Richard Louv is a journalist and author of nine books, including “Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from NatureDeficit Disorder,” “The Nature Principle,” and “Vitamin N.” Translated and published in 24 countries, his books launched an international movement to connect families and communities to nature. In 2008, he was awarded the Audubon Medal, presented by the National Audubon Society. Among other awards, Louv is also the recipient of the 2007 Cox Award, Clemson University’s highest honor for “sustained achievement in public service.” He speaks frequently around the world, including keynote addresses at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference, the first White House Summit on Environmental Education, the Congress for the New Urbanism, and the Friends of Nature Conference in Beijing, China.