March 2022 | Desert Botanical Garden

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Month: March 2022

The Wonderful World of Leaves

The Wonderful World of Leaves

How many different leaf shapes can you think of? Did you know that different leaf shapes have different names? For instance, leaves like the ones you see on hibiscus are called cordate which, is a fancy word for “heart-shaped”. Botanists use names like this to help...
New Cactus Planted at the Garden

New Cactus Planted at the Garden

Happy International Plant Appreciation Day (April 12)! The day is a celebration of all plants and the benefits they provide. It’s also the perfect time to add new ones to your landscape. Visitors might notice a few cactus additions at Desert Botanical Garden. Garden...
April 2022 EcoQuest: Imprudent Pruning

April 2022 EcoQuest: Imprudent Pruning

Join the April EcoQuest: Imprudent Pruning Find and map as many examples of improper pruning as possible. Be sure to use #imprudentpruning in the notes of your observation! This will help us sort through the observations on iNaturalist.   Join the EcoQuest WHAT...
New Paper Published by Ph.D. Candidate Davis Blasini

New Paper Published by Ph.D. Candidate Davis Blasini

Lab member Davis Blasini recently published a paper in Plant, Cell and Environment, a peer-reviewed scientific journal. The paper titled “Tradeoffs in Leaf Cooling and Hydraulic Safety in a Dominant Drid Land Riparian Tree Species” shows how warm adapted Fremont...
National Science Foundation Grant Funded

National Science Foundation Grant Funded

Dr. Luiza Aparecido and Dr. Kevin Hultine were recently awarded a $1million grant along with collaborator Dr. Benjamin Blonder of UC Berkeley. The four-year project titled “Alternative Leaf Water Use Strategies in Hot Environments” will study water use strategies of...
Saving an Endangered Cactus with ADOT

Saving an Endangered Cactus with ADOT

Desert Botanical Garden staff recently completed a conservation project in partnership with the Arizona Department of Transportation that involved saving an endangered cactus. In 2018, ADOT enlisted the help of the Garden to safely remove and return the Arizona...
Teens in the Garden – Fieldtrip!

Teens in the Garden – Fieldtrip!

Did you know the Garden has a volunteer program just for teens? This year-round program allows teens who love nature and the Garden to participate in volunteer service learning projects, career building opportunities and exploring nature and fun with science....
Five things to do at the Garden this Spring

Five things to do at the Garden this Spring

What’re your “plant” this spring? Garden staff has compiled the ultimate guide to the best activities and events to experience while visiting the Valley. Explore the most beautiful season of the Sonoran Desert at Desert Botanical Garden. Whether you’re visiting for...
Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month

The Garden continues to celebrate Women’s History Month by highlighting leaders, both present and past, who have shaped the Garden through philanthropy, education, exhibition and horticulture. This week, learn more about the Garden’s Senior Director of Horticulture...
Springtime Planting for Kids

Springtime Planting for Kids

Explore three plants kids can grow with help from an adult family member. Growing vegetables is a simple way to introduce young children to gardening. An easy-to-grow vegetable is the exceptionally sweet cherry tomato. Sun gold is a variety that is a superstar...

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Due to COVID-19, Round: Reimagined For A New Stage performances for this week are canceled. Please visit the Ballet Arizona for exchanges or refunds.