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An Earth Day Self-Guided Tour

An Earth Day Self-Guided Tour

Garden Go! This all-new Earth Day self-guided Garden-wide tour explores how desert plants adapt to survive and thrive in the hot, dry desert. See how the Garden finds solutions for sustainable living and more.

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Desert Refuge: A New Way To Help Monarch Butterflies

Desert Refuge: A New Way To Help Monarch Butterflies

In July, the decline of the migratory monarch butterfly was once again in the spotlight. The International Union for Conservation of Nature classified migratory monarchs as endangered, naming habitat loss and climate change as major factors for their decline. In the...

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Tips on How to Conserve Water at Home

Tips on How to Conserve Water at Home

In June, several Valley cities issued water alerts, calling residents and customers to reduce their water use amid droughts throughout Arizona. The alerts are the first steps in city’s drought management plans.

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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...

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New Cactus Planted at the Garden

New Cactus Planted at the Garden

Happy International Plant Appreciation Day (April 12)! The day is a celebration of all plants and the benefits they provide. It’s also the perfect time to add new ones to your landscape. Visitors might notice a few cactus additions at Desert Botanical Garden. Garden...

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Less Water More Garden

Less Water More Garden

Do you know how much water is used and wasted with residential irrigation systems? 70% of potable (drinking) water is used to water landscapes. 50% of water is wasted caused by inefficiencies in irrigation methods and systems. 100 billion gallons in water can be saved...

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