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Month: July 2020

Activity | Build a Rain Stick

Activity | Build a Rain Stick

Monsoons sometimes need a little encouragement to get going and really pour. One way to accomplish that is with an instrument that sounds like the pitter-patter of rain. Rain-themed dance and music can be a fun way to express yourself creatively, while integrating...
Monsoon Marvels

Monsoon Marvels

Trees bring surprises in the Sonoran Desert monsoon The cloudy days, the high humidity and afternoon thunderstorms. For many Arizonans, these are the signs of monsoon season. If you look to the trees, you will see the fascinating insects that signal it is monsoon...
Sounds of Serenity

Sounds of Serenity

Garden staff always hope visitors will return with a thirst to learn more. Remarkably, one of the things that sparks the most curiosity is water. Previous visitor research showed that water is a key topic of interest to audiences across all demographics. Though it...
For the Love of Monsoons

For the Love of Monsoons

Is it the brief break from the sweltering summer heat, the sounds of raindrops tapping the earth, the herbal smell of creosote or all of the above? Who doesn’t love a monsoon storm in the Sonoran Desert. Take a look at this photo gallery of desert plants...
Bats | Fact or Fiction

Bats | Fact or Fiction

Bats, Agave & Tequila | Test your Knowledge Test your knowledge about bats, agaves and tequila. Have fun learning about the amazing stories found at the Garden and in our beloved Sonoran Desert. You will never look at a margarita the same way again. Here in the...
An Ode to Agave

An Ode to Agave

Agaves showcase an abundance of fascinating features–from smooth velvety leaves to razor-sharp points and flowery blooms. Agaves are one of the most photographed and liked plants in the Garden. Enjoy this slideshow showcasing the incredible intricacies of agaves. Back...
Spaces of Opportunity | Farmers Markets

Spaces of Opportunity | Farmers Markets

Spaces Farmer’s Markets Saturdays | 7 – 9 p.m. 1200 W. Vineyard Rd Phoenix, Arizona 85041 Recipes courtesy of Gertrude’s Restaurant   Tomato Salad Ingredients: 2 beefsteak or 3 plum tomatoes, sliced into wedges 2 cucumbers, peeled and sliced ½ small...
Activity | Constellation in a Cup

Activity | Constellation in a Cup

ObjectiveChildren will create their own constellation designs to project and view. Materials 5 oz paper cup Pencil Pushpin Cell phone flashlight or single-LED flashlight Have you ever looked up at the night sky and picked out images between the stars? Humans have...
Flashback to Electric Desert

Flashback to Electric Desert

Relive the sights and sounds of last season’s blockbuster exhibit–Electric Desert | A Light and Sound Experience by Klip Collective. Cactus and desert became a living canvas in this nighttime experience, which took visitors on an immersive journey through the...
Monsoon Vegetable Gardening

Monsoon Vegetable Gardening

Monsoon Vegetable Gardening When a gardener spends every day staring at the same plants, little changes can mean big things. At the Garden, the plants can give us subtle signals that monsoons are on their way long before thunderheads begin to crowd the sky. Right now,...

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