September 2020 | Desert Botanical Garden

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Month: September 2020

Las Noches de las Luminarias | Through The Years

Las Noches de las Luminarias | Through The Years

Since 1978, nearly 2 million Garden visitors have made Las Noches de las Luminarias a part of their holiday tradition. What began as an idea from former Executive Director Rodney Engard, Garden staff and volunteers to create a Southwestern holiday event that also was...
Keeping The Tradition Aglow

Keeping The Tradition Aglow

Header Photo: paylerphotographics Desert Botanical Garden is honored you have made Las Noches de las Luminarias your holiday tradition over the decades. Much like the Garden, Luminaria has a rich history rooted in humble beginnings. What started off with homemade...
History of Las Noches de las Luminarias

History of Las Noches de las Luminarias

Desert Botanical Garden’s longest-running tradition is Las Noches de las Luminarias (Luminaria). On a cold December night back in 1978, volunteers and staff worked to light 700 luminarias and welcome 600 guests for a one-night experience at the Garden. The idea for...
Saguaros Struggle Through “Nonsoon”

Saguaros Struggle Through “Nonsoon”

In recent weeks, a large number of saguaros are falling in residential areas throughout metro Phoenix. Why is this happening? The giant cactus or saguaro is one of the most iconic species of the Sonoran Desert. These organisms have ada pted to the environmental...
Nighttime Photo Tips

Nighttime Photo Tips

You don’t have to be left in the dark when trying to capture photos at night. Here are a few tips to help you capture the magic and allure of nighttime through your camera lens.     If possible, photograph at dusk or dawn when twilight is lingering, and the sky...
Sonoran Sippin’ At Home | Otro Café’s “Summer Scents”

Sonoran Sippin’ At Home | Otro Café’s “Summer Scents”

“Summer Scents” Desert Botanical Garden has teamed up with Mezcal Carreño to challenge local mixologists to create desert-inspired mezcal cocktails. The rules are simple—each cocktail has to include at least one desert ingredient and must feature mezcal....
A Stroll Through the Steele Herb Garden

A Stroll Through the Steele Herb Garden

The beauty of Desert Botanical Garden expresses itself in special ways on each of its five thematic trails. While the Garden began as a one focused on conserving and celebrating the wonders of Sonoran Desert plants, another worthy mission was soon identified in...
Guacamole With Pomegranate Seeds

Guacamole With Pomegranate Seeds

Every now and then it is nice to mix things up—even a tried and true guacamole recipe. Gertrude’s Restaurant shares one of their fan-favorites, which is a fresh take on this classic dip. Prep: 10 minutes Yield: Six servings Ingredients Two medium-sized ripe...
Spreading Wildflower Cheer

Spreading Wildflower Cheer

Spread Wildflower Cheer- Now and Later Send double the positivity to your friends and family with a handmade seed and paper pulp card! They’ll be delighted now to receive a handmade card and later as they watch the wildflowers sprout and bloom. Seed paper cards are...
Positivity Challenge

Positivity Challenge

Take A Positivity Challenge Treat yourself to a positivity challenge, and each day do a little something for you. These little acts don’t need to be a big chore either. Whether it is spoiling yourself with a new plant, taking a walk through nature, writing in a...

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Reservations for Dec. 8 Community Day are sold out.

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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