December 2016 | Desert Botanical Garden

OPEN DAILY 8 A.M.|7 A.M. FOR MEMBERS WED. & SUN.

Month: December 2016

The First Plants at the Garden

The First Plants at the Garden

On December 12, 1939, the first formal planting occurred at the Garden with plants from the personal collections of the founders, Gustaf Starck and Gertrude Webster, and donations by other plant enthusiasts. “Starting with the very first cactus planted near Webster...
Garden Scientists Find an Endangered Arizona Orchid

Garden Scientists Find an Endangered Arizona Orchid

Photos by Eirini Pajak Orchids are a well-known to most people for their beauty. They grow on every continent except Antarctica, and the blooms of these plants come in almost every shade of color. In North America, there are more than 200 orchid species, and more than...

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