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The Garden strives to be a leader in promoting community gardening in the Phoenix area by designing and implementing a community garden with staff and volunteer involvement. The community garden will serve as a model that demonstrates vegetable gardening best practices in the desert environment, promotes educational opportunities, enhances and further develops a sense of community within the Garden. We will share the results with extended communities beyond the Garden.

This project is possible through a generous grant from the Steele Foundation Inc. The purpose of the grant is to fund phase one of the 2012-2017 Community Garden initiative. This phase of the project will run through May 2014. The minimum gardener commitment is one year, through May 2013. Gardeners came together to make decisions such as:


We are currently in our first fall planting season and we are thrilled with the early results. We hope to start harvesting by January, 2013. Click here to read more about the DBG Community Garden.

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New Exhibit Coming to Ottosen Gallery

The Desert Botanical Garden presents new works by world-renowned artists Philip and Matt Moulthrop. The exhibition features a collection of turned wood that reveals the inherent beauty of trees and shrubs native to Arizona. Woodturning has been a Moulthrop family legacy for three generations and their pieces are immediately recognizable by their distinct contemporary forms. The exhibit, Arizona Indigenous: New Turned Wood by Philip & Matt Moulthrop, opens February 6 and is included with paid Garden admission or membership.

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Philip Moulthrop, Desert Ironwood Dish, 2014,
2.5 x 6.75 x 6.75, turned wood
Image courtesy of CLUTCH Photo and Bentley Gallery, AZ


Exhibition courtesy of Bentley Gallery.

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