November 2021 | Desert Botanical Garden

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

Month: November 2021

Chihuly by the Numbers

Chihuly by the Numbers

Chihuly in the Desert opens Dec. 3 at the Garden and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West. Ever wonder how long it takes to set up a blockbuster exhibition like Chihuly? It takes a village to install an exhibit of this size. The Garden broke down the installing...
Winterize your Garden

Winterize your Garden

Although winters are generally mild in the desert, here are some garden tips to keep your plants healthy as the weather cools. Keep your plants warm. Now is the time to begin planning for frost events. Purchase or stage your frost protection so that if and when an...
Luminaria Bag Activity for Children

Luminaria Bag Activity for Children

‘Tis the season to start celebrating the holidays. What better way than to create your own Luminaria bag! Luminarias have a long history of communication, light, and celebration at the Garden. The tradition comes from Mexico where it has been celebrated for many years...
Praiseworthy Plants (December 2021)

Praiseworthy Plants (December 2021)

Candelilla (Euphorbia antisyphilitica) Join the December EcoQuest: Praiseworthy Plants For this EcoQuest, find and map the plants that are close to you. For this EcoQuest, you will need to join to have your observations counted. Join the EcoQuest For this December...
Ken Duncan Sr. Q&A

Ken Duncan Sr. Q&A

For seven years, Ken Duncan Sr., founder and director of Yellow Bird Indian Dancers, has been sharing stories of his Native ancestors through dance, song and storytelling at Desert Botanical Garden. Ken first started at the Garden by rebuilding the Apache wickiups, a...
Children’s Activities at the Garden

Children’s Activities at the Garden

How do you keep the special kids in your life engaged? There are a number of new opportunities for kids at the Garden to keep them learning while also having fun and spending time outdoors. Desert Botanical Garden’s new kids trail guide will be available this winter...
A special thank you from the Garden

A special thank you from the Garden

It’s almost Thanksgiving. That means it’s the time of the year people tally up their blessings and gratitude. Desert Botanical Garden has so much to be grateful for as another exciting year approaches. Starting Dec. 3, Chihuly in the Desert opens to the public and...
Three Sisters Soup

Three Sisters Soup

THREE SISTERS SOUP Serves 6 1 Yellow Onion, diced 6 cups Butternut Squash, peeled, cubed 4 Celery Stalks 4 Jumbo Carrots, peeled 4 Poblano Peppers, seeded 8 cups Water 1 tablespoon Cumin, ground 1 tablespoon Coriander, ground .5 cup Maple Syrup 1.5 cups Red Posole...
Peek at Pistache (November 2021)

Peek at Pistache (November 2021)

Join the November EcoQuest: Peek at PistacheFor this EcoQuest, find and map as many pistache (Pistacia spp.) trees as possible. Join the EcoQuestSee on SEINetSee on iNaturalist Pistache trees have been recorded in metro Phoenix since 1963. Specifically, Chinese...
Gratitude as a Daily Practice

Gratitude as a Daily Practice

In today’s ever evolving world, practicing gratitude is a great way to create a positive mindset. Gratitude is defined as being thankful, showing appreciation and sharing kindness with the world around us.  Gratitude is also a part of Social and Emotional Learning...
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The Garden closes every day in December at 4 p.m. and reopens at 5:30 p.m. for Luminaria. Please note on Dec. 1, the Garden closes at noon for a private event.