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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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Winter 2024 Photo Contest

Winter 2024 Photo Contest

As Desert Botanical Garden gets ready to celebrate its 85th anniversary in February, we invite you to enter our winter photo contest.

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Holiday Flowers and Greenery

Holiday Flowers and Greenery

Bracts are the red flower-like petals you might find on a poinsettia, but they are specialized leaves. Look closely at the center of the bracts, and you will see small flowers. Poinsettias are in the Euphorbia family related to succulent euphorbias.

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History of Las Noches de las Luminarias

History of Las Noches de las Luminarias

Desert Botanical Garden’s longest-running tradition is Las Noches de las Luminarias (Luminaria). On a cold December night back in 1978, volunteers and staff worked to light 700 luminarias and welcome 600 guests for a one-night experience at the Garden. The idea for...

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Latin American Desert Plants at the Garden

Latin American Desert Plants at the Garden

Desert Botanical Garden is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by highlighting a few desert plants in its collection. Apart from agaves and cactus, the Garden has many desert plants native to Latin American countries. Mexico alone has a rich diversity of agaves and...

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