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Recipe | Spiced Rosemary Citrus Cookies

Recipe | Spiced Rosemary Citrus Cookies

Spiced Rosemary Citrus Cookies Courtesy of Rebekah Swift, Pastry Chef, Fabulous Food Fine Catering and Events and Gertrude’s at Desert Botanical Garden Ingredients: 3 sticks unsalted butter, softened 1 cup granulated sugar 1 tsp.vanilla extract 2 tsp. finely...
Activity | Nature Collage Mandala

Activity | Nature Collage Mandala

Spending time in nature is a perfect way to relax and stay grounded, especially during the holiday season. Consider the following nature collage mandala activity to unwind. Mandalas are circular structures with patterns surrounding the center. While on an outdoor...
Thank You, Gracias, Merci

Thank You, Gracias, Merci

GRATITUDE JOURNEY | A THANK YOU TO NATURE The natural world is all around us, in our backyards, local parks and at Desert Botanical Garden. During the holiday season, explore a new way to create safe and enjoyable memories. Supplies: notebook pencil/crayon/marker Take...
Eat, Drink and Cranberry

Eat, Drink and Cranberry

Cranberry Prickly Pear Relish Recipe By Barb Fenzel   Hazelnuts, also called filberts, add a delicious crunch to this relish. To toast them, place on a baking sheet and bake at 350° for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove them from the oven and wrap them in a clean kitchen...
National Take a Hike Day | Leave No Trace

National Take a Hike Day | Leave No Trace

Fall, especially in the desert, is a spectacular time to get outside and explore nature. While the summer heat keeps most Arizonans inside, lower temperatures introduce a rejuvenated excitement to explore local parks and trails. If you are considering celebrating...
November EcoQuest Challenge | Broom Bloom

November EcoQuest Challenge | Broom Bloom

This EcoQuest is focused on desert broom (Baccharis sarothroides). Find and map as many desert broom as possible. As a bonus, see if you can also find great purple hairstreak butterflies (Atlides halesus). It’s that time of year, when desert broom starts to bloom,...
Love Is Never Canceled

Love Is Never Canceled

It was March 2020 when the Event Services team saw the first signs that wedding season was not going to be the same as previous years at Desert Botanical Garden. Couples who had been planning for months and years for one special day were seeing things rapidly change....
Garden Ghost Stories

Garden Ghost Stories

Desert Botanical Garden opened in 1939, and it has attracted millions of people from all walks of life—sometimes even the afterlife. As you can imagine, the Garden has accumulated several ghost stories during its 80-year history. A few staff members shared a few of...
A Gourd-geous Fall Harvest

A Gourd-geous Fall Harvest

It’s decorative gourd season! For many, the term ‘gourd’ evokes images of the bizarre, colorful novelty crops that appear by the bushel-load in farmers markets and grocery stores each October and just as suddenly disappear after Thanksgiving. For warm climates like...
Spook-tacular Plants

Spook-tacular Plants

Even plants can get into the Halloween spirit! Here are Desert Botanical Garden’s “spooky” plant picks either for their name, behavior or appearance. Have fun trying to find these on your next visit. The sinister-looking creeping devil (Stenocereus eruca)...

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