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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...
A Treasure Within the Garden

A Treasure Within the Garden

Meander through Desert Botanical Garden, and you’ll find many relaxing locations that prompt reflection and a great sense of calmness. One such place is the Fine Family Contemplation Garden, which opened February 2016 as a part of a comprehensive renovation to the...
Activity | Cooking with Sunshine

Activity | Cooking with Sunshine

During the summer  it’s hard to ignore that the Sonoran Desert is hot, often exceeding 104 degrees. While seeking refuge from the sun inside, the plants outside are using the energy from the sun to make their own food through a process called photosynthesis. In this...
Paint with Water

Paint with Water

Objective: Explore evaporative properties of water in the desert through creative outdoor painting. One characteristic of a desert is a dry climate with a relatively high rate of evaporation. This is especially true for the Sonoran Desert, which in some cases, small...
Change begins with an I.D.E.A.

Change begins with an I.D.E.A.

In June, Desert Botanical Garden along with several other institutions and companies participated in Black Out Tuesday. The Garden’s participation showed its support and solidarity against the injustices affecting the Black community and other people of color....

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