June 2020 | Desert Botanical Garden

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

Month: June 2020

July Ecoflora Challenge | Sonoran Survivors

July Ecoflora Challenge | Sonoran Survivors

This month’s EcoQuest is dedicated to learning more about Sonoran Desert plants that can survive or repopulate after fire. Observing these plants can help teach how to recognize them and increase our appreciation and understanding of the Sonoran Desert...
Activity | Forest Bathing

Activity | Forest Bathing

Forest Bathing in the Desert | A Prescription to Wellness Treat yourself to a forest bathing experience in the desert. Forest bathing includes a range of techniques designed with the intention to be present in and connected to the natural world. Forest bathing also...
Ecoflora Challenge | Wild for Willow

Ecoflora Challenge | Wild for Willow

Join the June EcoQuest— Wild for Willow—and help find and map desert willow (Chilopsis linearis). Have you seen trees with big, beautiful violet or light pink blooms ? It’s likely desert willow. This Arizona native plant thrives in the desert heat and continues to...
Cooking with Cactus

Cooking with Cactus

Recipes courtesy of Gertrude’s Restaurant Prickly Pear BBQ Sauce Ingredients: 1 cup Yellow Onion, diced 1 Tbsp. Garlic, chopped 1 ea. Habanero, deseeded and sliced 2 tsp. Cumin, ground 1 cup Sugar, granulated 3 Tbsp. Vegetable Oil 1 Tbsp. Oregano, dried 1 cup Apple...
Flowers for the Fourth

Flowers for the Fourth

Celebrate nature’s Fourth of July with these bursts of blooms. The desert puts on a dazzling nighttime display of vibrant colors, much like fireworks. Back to...
Show Dad How Much You Care

Show Dad How Much You Care

Send a special dad in your life the beauty of the Garden with a free downloadable postcard for Father’s Day. How to DownloadSave the images to your cell phone’s photo library or to your desktop by holding and clicking, right clicking or clicking and dragging....
Activity | Flashlight Tour at Home

Activity | Flashlight Tour at Home

A summertime favorite activity, each year visitors can shine their flashlights through Desert Botanical Garden’s trails to discover how wildlife awakens in the desert at night. Your family is invited to bring Flashlight Tours home for Father’s Day. All you...
Activity | Ephemeral Nature Art

Activity | Ephemeral Nature Art

Ephemeral Nature Art: Explore Your Backyard and Create a Masterpiece Your ephemeral nature art creation will only occur once, similar to building a sand castle at the beach. This fun and relaxing activity only requires materials you find outside, such as flower,...
Flower Power

Flower Power

Many cactus species bloom at night in spectacular fashion. With fragrant flowers sometimes the size of saucers and varying colors, they attract hungry pollinators who feed on them in the dark. Dazzle at this gallery of nature’s masterpieces.   Back to...
You’ll Love This Salad Elote

You’ll Love This Salad Elote

Grilled Elote Salad Ingredients 2 ears sweet corn, grilled, cut off cob 1 cup arugula, washed and de-stemmed 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice (or juice of 1 lime) 1 tbsp feta or cotija 4 shishito peppers, blistered 1 tbsp crema (may sub sour cream) mixed with 1tsp olive...

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Dec. 4 - 6 | The Garden will close at 4 p.m. and reopen to Luminaria ticket holders at 5:30 p.m.


Advance Ticket reservations are required. Walk-ups are only permitted as capacity allows.

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