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How Plants are Named

How Plants are Named

Having the opportunity to name a plant is highly regarded in the plant field. Plants are still beingdiscovered all over the world, including in Arizona. The Garden's own Wendy Hodgson, senior research botanist and herbarium curator, has discovered and named eight new...

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The First Plants at the Garden

The First Plants at the Garden

On December 12, 1939, the first formal planting occurred at the Garden with plants from the personal collections of the founders, Gustaf Starck and Gertrude Webster, and donations by other plant enthusiasts. “Starting with the very first cactus planted near Webster...

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