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Agave Tasting Micro Experience Sneak Peek

Agave Tasting Micro Experience Sneak Peek

Explore the hidden joys and adventures of the Garden with Micro Group Experiences. These private 60 to 90-minute experiences allow you to dive deeper into the Garden secrets with an expert. Meet the Garden’s agave collection and pair this experience with a private...
Activity | Celebrate Emoji Day

Activity | Celebrate Emoji Day

Emojis are a fun way to show your expressions (happy face, cool glasses and laughing emoji). These fun icons have surpassed their origins on the internet and through texting and are now part of everyone’s daily communication habits. Did you know the first emoji was...
The Golden Barrel Cactus | So Common, Yet Endangered

The Golden Barrel Cactus | So Common, Yet Endangered

Golden Barrel Cactus The golden barrel cactus is a mainstay of desert landscapes and is one of the most popular cactus species in the world. Although easily grown in nurseries to meet this demand, the golden barrel is still facing an uphill battle for survival in the...
Gertrude’s Garden ‘Rita

Gertrude’s Garden ‘Rita

• 1.5oz Jalapeno Infused Tequila• .5oz Triple Sec• 1oz Blood Orange Simple Syrup• 3oz Gertrude’s Margarita Mix• 3 leaves Cilantro• 1 slice Jalapeno Muddle cilantro and jalapeno slice in bottom of salt-rimmed glass, add ice; pour ingredients over ice and stir gently....
Sparkling Limeade

Sparkling Limeade

A refreshing summer drink with summer heat bearing down on us, staying hydrated and refreshed is an essential part of our well-being. An all-time favorite in many families is Lemonade. But, did you know that lemonade has a long history, from Egypt to Paris, Italy and...
July EcoQuest | Oleander Occurrence

July EcoQuest | Oleander Occurrence

Join the July EcoQuest: Oleander Occurance This month’s EcoQuest is in collaboration with Strategic Habitat Enhancements (SHE). Strategic Habitat Enhancements empowers the community to reconnect with nature through resilient desert gardening, creating an urban network...
The Incredible, Edible Saguaro Fruit

The Incredible, Edible Saguaro Fruit

Photo by Michael Searcy Ripening in the hottest, driest time of the year, saguaro fruit provide important moisture and nutrition to animals and insects in the Sonoran Desert before the summer monsoon rains. With each saguaro able to produce an average of 150 fruit,...
Flashlight Nights 2021

Flashlight Nights 2021

Don’t miss the chance to experience Flashlight Nights at the Garden. From hands-on fun, cool treats, farmers market and more this is the must-see event for summer. Whether it’s date night or family night out, this event is not to be missed. Back to...
Naturalist Corner | It’s a dinosaur? It’s not!

Naturalist Corner | It’s a dinosaur? It’s not!

Photo by Jim Rorabaugh Excited shouts of, “Did you see that huge lizard?” often accompany a sighting of a desert spiny lizard. Frequently seen at Desert Botanical Garden, desert spiny lizards look like dinosaurs and can be as long as 11 inches from nose to tail tip....

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