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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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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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A Stroll Through the Steele Herb Garden

A Stroll Through the Steele Herb Garden

The beauty of Desert Botanical Garden expresses itself in special ways on each of its five thematic trails. While the Garden began as a one focused on conserving and celebrating the wonders of Sonoran Desert plants, another worthy mission was soon identified in...

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A Treasure Within the Garden

A Treasure Within the Garden

Meander through Desert Botanical Garden, and you’ll find many relaxing locations that prompt reflection and a great sense of calmness. One such place is the Fine Family Contemplation Garden, which opened February 2016 as a part of a comprehensive renovation to the...

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