May 2021 | Desert Botanical Garden

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Month: May 2021

The Cactus Queen and her Moth

The Cactus Queen and her Moth

Following a perfumed path in the night, hawk moths in the desert of Southern Arizona find the queen of the night cactus blossom held aloft on what appears to be a dead stick. The skinny cactus stems grow from a large tuberous root that weighs more than 40 pounds. The...
Bucket List Gardens

Bucket List Gardens

This content originaly published in the Garden’s Summer 2019 Sonoran Quarterly. If you are looking for a summer adventure this year and feel comfortable with travel, consider these bucket list botanical gardens the U.S. has to offer. Best of all, as a Desert...
Wildfire Awareness Month

Wildfire Awareness Month

Week 1 | Prevention Fire-adapted ecosystems are those that experience a regular occurrence of fire, mostly to the benefit of the ecosystem. To the best of our knowledge, natural fires have not historically been a significant part of the Sonoran Desert. Unlike...
Celebrating National Cactus Day

Celebrating National Cactus Day

This article ran in the Spring 2018 Sonoran Quarterly issue In the 1930s, a small group of passionate local citizens saw the need to conserve the plants in the Sonoran Desert, including the variety of cactus species that thrive in its extreme desert conditions. This...
35th Annual Dinner on the Desert

35th Annual Dinner on the Desert

Desert Botanical Garden’s 35th Annual Dinner on the Desert Raises More Than $350,000   On Saturday, April 24 a group of philanthropists, community leaders and Garden friends gathered safely for the 35th Annual Dinner on the Desert–the Garden’s major annual...
Activity | Homepage Prickly Pear Jelly

Activity | Homepage Prickly Pear Jelly

Made With Love   Show Mom how much you love her with a desert-inspired DIY gift. The Sonoran Desert is full of plants that can be used to make delicious edible concoctions. Follow the activity below to make homemade prickly pear jelly. Add it to sparkling water...
A Virtual Bouquet for Mother’s Day

A Virtual Bouquet for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day coming up, bring the beauty of the Garden to a mom in your life with these free downloadable postcards. How to Download Save the images to your cell phone’s photo library or to your desktop by holding and clicking, right clicking or...

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