So many things have changed within and outside the Phoenix area since Desert Botanical Garden opened its doors in 1939. From technological advances to the urbanization of Papago Park, check out some of the distinction between 1939 and 2024 below.
In the late 1940s, brothers John and Arthur Earle would run around barefoot exploring their new home: Desert Botanical Garden.
Celebrating 85 Years of the Garden: THE GARDEN ANNOUNCES PRIVATE LABEL GIN COLLECTION WITH SANTAN SPIRITS
To commemorate Desert Botanical Garden’s 85th anniversary in February, we are thrilled to announce a private label gin collection in partnership with Chandler-based SanTan Distillery.
Over the years, you’ve watched Desert Botanical Garden transform and grow. Now, as we celebrate our 85th anniversary, the Garden is excited for what the future holds and wants to recognize what we have accomplished.
Wendy Hodgson, Herbarium Curator Emerita and Senior Research Botanist is that rare individual at Desert Botanical Garden who came to a place for a job and stayed for a career.