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A Grant from the National Science Foundation

A Grant from the National Science Foundation

The Dryland Plant Ecophysiology Lab at Desert Botanical Garden recently received a $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study the effects of heat waves and drought on this iconic tree species of the desert southwest. Fremont cottonwood gallery...
March Ecoflora Challenge | Wildflower Wonders

March Ecoflora Challenge | Wildflower Wonders

Join the March EcoQuest: Wildflower Wonders. Find and map as many wildflowers as possible. Wildflower season is a cherished phenomenon in the Sonoran Desert. Blanketing the desert floor with impressive shapes and colors, these ephemeral wonders have specific...
Garden Staff Picks | Children’s Books

Garden Staff Picks | Children’s Books

Garden Staff Picks | Children’s Books Looking for great books for kids? Dive into some selections recommended by Garden staff that will take young readers into the world of the Southwest desert and beyond. Visit the Garden Shop on your next visit or online. “The...
Activity | Wild & Unusual Plants

Activity | Wild & Unusual Plants

Wild & Unusual Plants | Seek and Find The desert is full of strange and amazing plants that are adapted to survive and thrive in extreme living conditions. Head to the Garden or search your neighborhood to find some of the most bizarre plants of the Sonoran...
Is the Current Drought Our Only Water Supply Problem?

Is the Current Drought Our Only Water Supply Problem?

This article ran in the Winter 2019 Sonoran Quarterly issue   Paul HirtSenior Sustainability Scholer, Arizona State University   If you were in Arizona this past summer, you may have experienced what some now call our “nonsoon” season—no monsoon....
REDUCE YOUR WATER FOOTPRINT

REDUCE YOUR WATER FOOTPRINT

This article ran in the Winter 2019 Sonoran Quarterly issue One of the most frequently asked questions that the Garden receives is related to water and how it is used. Reducing the Garden’s water footprint and ensuring the plants the team is entrusted to care...
Activity | Water Wisdom

Activity | Water Wisdom

Following Water in the Desert   Have you ever followed water?  If you were to take a hot air balloon ride and look out over the desert, you would see a combination of valleys and mountains—often referred to as ‘basin and range’.  This topography creates ways for...
Celebrating Black History Month | George Washington Carver

Celebrating Black History Month | George Washington Carver

The most prominent black scientist of the 20th century George Washington Carver was born in Missouri in 1865. As a child, he spent a lot of time outdoors working in a garden and became fascinated with plants. In the 1880s he attended Iowa State Agricultural College in...
Activity | Fun Edible Garden

Activity | Fun Edible Garden

Fun Edible Garden Activity for the entire family to enjoy Early spring is a great time to plant an edible garden. Showing kids where food comes from and how it grows is a valuable lesson. Try planting seeds indoors in a paper egg carton or paper towel rolls. Once...
Plant A Tree, Save the Earth

Plant A Tree, Save the Earth

Plants Can Save the World With the climate in slow but steady shift, and temperatures in Phoenix breaking records year after year, many are wondering how residents can adapt to broad scale and adverse changes in our world. While some attempt to prevent, others...

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