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“The Story of Camelback Mountain” Book Readings & Signings

DATE: Feb. 17, 2020
TIME: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
PRICE: Included with Garden admission

Join us for the launch of “The Story of Camelback Mountain” by Estelle Cohen & Pam Hait and illustrated by Sebastien Millon. This new book tells the untold story about this iconic Arizona landmark. With its gentle reminder to honor nature, this tale will charm toddlers to adults.

Book readings & signings at 10 a.m. and noon. at the Binns Wildflower Pavilion. Copies will be available for purchase at the event and in the Garden Shop for $16.95. All proceeds from the book sale benefit the Paradise Valley Mountain Preserve.


Wild Rising by Cracking Art

Now - May 10, 2020

Desert Botanical Garden’s newest art exhibition is traveling straight from Milan to bring Wild Rising by Cracking Art—an installation of more than 1,000 animal sculptures made from colorful and recyclable plastic. Visitors of all ages will be drawn to engage these vibrant creatures and to discover that plastic does not have to end up in landfills, but it can be reinvented into something eye catching and thought provoking.

Elephant in the Room

Now - May 10, 2020

Join the conversation of Wild Rising by Cracking Art with Elephant in the Room, a thought-provoking installation in Ottosen Gallery that invites visitors to dig into rotating worldly topics and commit to reducing human impact on the natural world. The interactive exhibit will feature topics related to biodiversity and climate change, including environmental happiness, cactus as a threatened species and the culture of convenience.

Featured Class: Baby Boojums

Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays, Feb. 18 - March 13, 2020

Caregivers and children ages 6-30 months discover firsthand how sensory-based experiences in nature can guide early childhood development and can strengthen bonds with each other and with the Sonoran Desert.

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Desert Botanical Garden and Gertrude's Restaurant will close at 3 p.m. on Feb. 21 with last general admission at 2 p.m.
The Garden and Gertrude's Restaurant will be closed Feb. 22 - 23 for Devour Culinary Classic.