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En 1939, un grupo pequeño de ciudadanos locales apasionados vio la necesidad de conservar el hermoso entorno desértico. Una de estas personas fue el botánico sueco Gustaf Starck, quien encontró residentes con ideas afines colocando un letrero que decía «Salvemos el desierto».

 

Con el apoyo de personas influyentes de la época como Gertrude Divine Webster, la presencia del Jardín creció. Casi ocho décadas después, gracias al liderazgo y las inversiones de muchas personas, Desert Botanical Garden pasó de ser un sueño a convertirse en un museo con una impresionante colección de plantas vivas.

Cronología DEL JARDÍN 

Ve cómo el Jardín ha crecido año tras año hasta convertirse en una gran atracción y en pionero de la conservación del desierto.

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Gente con palas

1939

The Garden opens its doors to the public.

foto de cactus

1942

World War II brings most Garden activity to a halt. Arizona State Teachers College, now Arizona State University, provides administrative oversight while volunteers work to sustain the fragile collections on site.

Foto histórica de Gertrude Webster - The Desert Botanical Gardens, Phoenix, AZ

1947

Gertrude Webster dies leaving her estate to support the Garden.

casa cuadrada en la tierra

1952

Archer House is built and named in honor of Lou Ella Archer, a founding member who contributed time and talent to early fund drives.

dos hombres posando para la foto

1957

Under W. Taylor Marshall's leadership, the Garden’s collections increase from 1,000 specimens at the end of World War II to more than 18,000 specimens.

coches antiguos aparcados fuera del centro de visitantes

1961

The visitor center and gift shop are added.

primer señalamiento en Desert Botanical Garden

1963

Galvin Parkway opens and provides direct access to the public.

construcción de biblioteca para dbg

1970

The new library is built to house a valuable donation of rare books and prints.

artículo de periódico del Jardín buscando docentes

1977

The Docent Program is established as part of the Education Department to provide guided and informative tours.

light walkway at dbg

1979

Luminarias welcomed 600 guests for the very first Las Noches de las Luminaries.

tall cactus photo with people visiting the garden

1983

The American Association of Museums accredits the Garden. Only 24 gardens have earned this distinction.

edificio cuadrado

1985

Desert Botanical Garden becomes a charter member of the Center for Plant Conservation—a consortium of botanical gardens devoted to preserving rare flora of the United States.

niños aprendiendo sobre plantas

1988

Plants and People of the Sonoran Desert Trail opens.

señalamiento al dbg, el jardín está creciendo

1992

The Garden secures a National Science Foundation grant to expand and upgrade the trail system.

entrada a Desert Botanical Garden

2002

Garden completes a $17 million expansion, which includes a new entry and admissions area, gift shop, Dorrance Hall, a 400-seat reception hall and gallery, the Nina Mason Pulliam Research and Horticulture Center.

paisaje con cactus y plantas.

2008

$17.8 million campaign transforms old Cactus and Succulent Houses into Sybil. B Harrington Cactus and Succulent Galleries and opens Ottosen Entry Garden.

Berlin Agave Yucca Forest

2009

Joy and Howard Berlin Agave Yucca Forest opens.

Desert Botanical Garden

2010

Center for Desert Living Trail is refurbished.

Desert Botanical Garden

2013

The Garden celebrates its 75th anniversary and launches The Saguaro Initiative, a fundraising campaign to invest in the future of the Garden.

Desierto

2014

The Central Arizona Conservation Alliance is formed to study, protect and promote the Valley’s mountain park preserves.

2015

Spaces of Opportunity is a community initiative in south Phoenix working to transform a food desert to a food oasis through an incubator farm, family gardens and farmers market.

cactus y plantas que rodean la infraestructura

2015

The Virginia G. Piper Desert Terrace Garden and the Lewis Desert Portal open.

plantas y cactus en el jardín.

2017

New Butterfly Exhibit and Hazel Hare Center for Plant Science open.

2018

The Garden Shop expands 1,200 square feet and a new Plant Shop is launched.

Electric Desert en Desert Botanical Garden

2019

From Oct. 2018 through May 2019 more than 190,000 visitors were wowed by the immersive experience of Electric Desert | A Light and Sound Experience by Klip Collective.

Exhibición de Wild Rising

2020

Straight from Milan, Italy, the Garden is invaded by more than 1,000 animal sculptures made from colorful and recyclable plastic.

Ottosen Entry Garden en Desert Botanical Garden

2020

The Garden closes its doors to the public for 16 weeks, in response to COVID-19. This marks the second time in the Garden's history. The first closure was in 40s due to WWII.

Instalación de Waterlily Pond Studio Wind

2021

The Garden presents its first-ever live floral show featuring large-scale living sculptures created by Natasha Lisitsa and Daniel Schultz of Waterlily Pond Studio.

2021

Chihuly in the Desert arrives and showcases Dale Chihuly’s stunning, large-scale installations nestled among the Garden’s world-class collection of desert plants.

Financiamiento parcial proporcionado por Phoenix Office of the Arts and Culture con fondos del Concejo Municipal de Phoenix.
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The Garden closes every day in December at 4 p.m. and reopens at 5:30 p.m. for Luminaria.