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MISSION

The Garden’s commitment to the community is to advance excellence in education, research, exhibition and conservation of desert plants of the world with emphasis on the Sonoran Desert.  We will ensure that the Garden is always a compelling attraction that brings to life the many wonders of the desert.

Vision Statement

The Garden’s vision is to be the premier center in the world for the exhibition, research and conservation of desert plants. The Garden strives to be an indispensable resource for learning about cactus, agave and other desert plants of the Sonoran Desert and the world. Every element of the Garden reflects excellence, beauty and inspiration to transform the guest experience into one of discovery. The Garden is here to help everyone enjoy the beauty of the desert and to help them care about protecting and sustaining the natural world for the benefit of future generations.

Core Values

Stewardship

To protect and preserve desert plants, animals and habitats.

Interdependence

To respect the mutual destinies that link people, plants and all of nature.

Authenticity

To reflect the Sonoran Desert’s unique natural heritage and cultural history within a public garden setting.

Accountability

To act ethically and responsibly as we serve our many communities.

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Gertrude’s restaurant will be closed July 1 for renovations but will reopen Sept. 21. Patio Cafe is open.