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Five Tips To Care For Your Plants This Summer

Five Tips To Care For Your Plants This Summer

Monsoon season is approaching in the Valley. Learn how to care for your plants and garden with these helpful tips from the Garden’s Horticulture department. 1. Shade Your Plants Shade protection may be necessary for many plants, including cactus, agaves and other...
Dinner on the Desert Helps Raise More than $450,000

Dinner on the Desert Helps Raise More than $450,000

Desert Botanical Garden hosted its 36th annual Dinner on the Desert on April 23. The event raised more than $450,000. The proceeds from the event will help support the Garden as a premier destination in desert plant conservation and its mission to advance excellence...
Paper Flowers For Mom

Paper Flowers For Mom

Paper flowers are a perfect gift for Mother’s Day. Grab the kids and try your hand at this family friendly activity. Conservation at home: Instead of buying materials for this craft, reduce your carbon footprint by upcycling materials found at home. Materials: Tissue...
Counting Saguaros

Counting Saguaros

Looking for a great family activity? Head outside in your neighborhood and help the Garden in its first-ever Saguaro Census. This all-ages project aims to better understand the health and adaptation of the Valley’s saguaro population. Want to join in? It’s easy! Add...
Why Desert Botanical Garden is Studying Urban Saguaros

Why Desert Botanical Garden is Studying Urban Saguaros

During the summer of 2020, the Phoenix metropolitan area recorded its hottest summer ever. Not being able to move, the effects of those record temperatures affected the most vulnerable: plants. There were numerous reports of saguaros losing arms or falling throughout...
Saguaro Census

Saguaro Census

Desert Botanical garden launched its first-ever project documenting urban saguaros.  The Saguaro Census is part of a larger project led by the Garden’s New World Succulents Specialists Dr. Tania Hernandez to better understand the health and adaption of the Valley’s...
Care and Keeping of Saguaros

Care and Keeping of Saguaros

Do you have a saguaro in your yard? Want to learn how to care for them? Here are some helpful tips to make sure your saguaro survives during hot summers. The saguaro cactus is a desert plant that doesn’t need to be connected to drip irrigation. However, they do...
Five Interesting Facts about Saguaros

Five Interesting Facts about Saguaros

Saguaros are some of the most interesting species in the cactus family. Standing tall with arms raised in a perpetual state of hello, saguaros are the tallest cactus in the United States. This iconic cactus has adapted mechanisms to not only survive but thrive in the...
Lilaeopsis Reintroduced into the wild

Lilaeopsis Reintroduced into the wild

Desert Botanical Garden works continuously to conserve imperiled native plants that live in the Southwest region. This year, members of the research staff worked with the Nature Conservancy to reintroduce the federally endangered Huachuca water umbel (Lilaeopsis...
Creating Messages in Nature

Creating Messages in Nature

Have you ever used something other than a pen or pencil to write with? Like a stick or finger to write something in sand? Using nature to write messages can be a fun and environmentally friendly way to connect with others. April is also poetry month so it’s a cool way...

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