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Earth Day Tool Shed | 2021

Earth Day Tool Shed | 2021

Celebrate Earth Day throughout the month of April with Desert Botanical Garden. The theme of this year’s Earth Day is Restore Our Earth. Learn about a variety of ways you and your family can help preserve nature and be a good steward to the environment. The Tool Shed...

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Plume Power | The Mystery of Gambel’s Quail

Plume Power | The Mystery of Gambel’s Quail

Garden visitors often ask why Gambel’s quail have those curious-looking plumes on their heads that are especially prominent on the males. Composed of six black, comma-shaped feathers that tightly overlap, you might guess that this topknot’s function is to impress....

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Activity | Nature Collage Mandala

Activity | Nature Collage Mandala

Spending time in nature is a perfect way to relax and stay grounded, especially during the holiday season. Consider the following nature collage mandala activity to unwind. Mandalas are circular structures with patterns surrounding the center. While on an outdoor...

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Falling For Fall

Falling For Fall

Autumn is typically synonymous with scarves, sweaters and, of course, changing leaves. While the Sonoran Desert may not be known for its colorful transition of trees, if you know what to look for, desert plants have their own way of indicating a shift in the seasons....

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Las Noches de las Luminarias | Through The Years

Las Noches de las Luminarias | Through The Years

Since 1978, nearly 2 million Garden visitors have made Las Noches de las Luminarias a part of their holiday tradition. What began as an idea from former Executive Director Rodney Engard, Garden staff and volunteers to create a Southwestern holiday event that also was...

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Keeping The Tradition Aglow

Keeping The Tradition Aglow

Header Photo: paylerphotographics Desert Botanical Garden is honored you have made Las Noches de las Luminarias your holiday tradition over the decades. Much like the Garden, Luminaria has a rich history rooted in humble beginnings. What started off with homemade...

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