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Get ready to get inspired amid the natural wonders of the desert with Desert Botanical Garden’s educational classes, trips, camps and resources for children, adults and teachers. Connect with the desert like never before with:


Learn more about the Garden’s many educational opportunities:

Adult Classes & Trips

Browse and find the classes that interest you most like photography, cooking, gardening and more. We also offer Your Desert Home – A Gardening Program. This program is designed for the home hobbyist interested in plants and is geared toward those wanting to learn more about low-desert gardening and techniques. View Adult Education Cancellation and Refund Policies

Kids Camps & Programs

Learn about the Garden’s enriching Seedlings Preschool, register for kids camps, discover the fun of learning labs or register to become a teen volunteer.

Field Trips & Self-Guided Tours

Give students and kids of all ages an unforgettable hands-on learning experience with one of the Garden’s many field trips and self-guided tours.

Digital Learning for Students and Teachers

Learn about the desert from your computer, download teaching materials, explore a virtual habitat and more.

Desert Landscape School

Receive in-depth training in horticultural techniques and landscaping.


Find out more about our scholarships for graduate and advanced undergraduate students.

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How to Read a Plant Label

As a place of education, research, exhibition and conservation of desert plants, the Garden provides information about plants using many different techniques. One of these methods is through labels. These labels provide the Latin name used by the scientific community, its common name, where it grows and when it blooms.

You can customize your Garden experience further by downloading the Garden app. It includes trail guides, maps, garden tour, plant information and pictures, and a learning center that helps you care for your plants at home. You can download the app through iTunes or Google Play for 99 cents.

The Garden app was developed by Clarisoft & MuseumXP and Garden staff members.

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