“There’s something about needing to be in nature. To be in a place where you can recharge and not be stimulated by technology. For us, that place is Desert Botanical Garden.”

– Garden donor 

Leading experts have called this need “Nature Rx,” a concept first discussed by author and Garden presenter, Richard Louv, in his books “Last Child in the Woods” and “Vitamin N.” The idea in simple terms cites nature as a prescription that medical professionals can prescribe for anxiety and depression, as well as preventive and everyday wellness. 

Now more than ever, we truly realize how valued being in the Garden is. But the Garden will bloom again. Bloom with the laughter of visitors, with Garden researchers collecting endangered cactus and agave specimens from around the world, horticulturists showcasing their tender care of this local point of pride and teachers inspiring the caretakers of tomorrow.

You can be a part of this hope, and you already are: through your generous conversions of event tickets to 100% charitable contributions, purchases of memberships and your incredible engagement on social media … you are the inspiration for Garden staff who continue to maintain the Garden’s mission despite its temporary closure.

To invest in the Garden’s future and preserve it as the place of beauty, wellness and science we all remember it to be, please make a donation using the form below or call 480-941-3517.


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The Garden is closed July 1-5 and reopens to the public July 6. For details, click here.
 El Jardín cerrará del 1 al 5 de julio y reabrirá al público general el 6 de julio. Para más detalles, presiona aquí.