Desert Botanical Garden Mission & Vision

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MISSION

The Garden’s commitment to the community is to advance excellence in education, research, exhibition and conservation of desert plants of the world with emphasis on the Sonoran Desert.  We will ensure that the Garden is always a compelling attraction that brings to life the many wonders of the desert.

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION COMMITMENT

Desert Botanical Garden is a living museum of over 50,000 plants representing more than 4,000 different species. Complementary to our diverse plant species, our workforce consists of staff members of different ethnicities, genders, colors, ages, races, religions, abilities, national origins, gender identities and sexual orientations. Desert Botanical Garden strives to give respect and value to cultural and individual differences that allow our employees to be successful by embracing inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility (IDEA). Desert Botanical Garden ensures IDEA by providing an environment in which everyone feels welcome, engaged and valued. Our goal is to represent the community we serve by embedding inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility throughout Desert Botanical Garden. 

Vision Statement

The Garden’s vision is to be the premier center in the world for the exhibition, research and conservation of desert plants. The Garden strives to be an indispensable resource for learning about cactus, agave and other desert plants of the Sonoran Desert and the world. Every element of the Garden reflects excellence, beauty and inspiration to transform the guest experience into one of discovery. The Garden is here to help everyone enjoy the beauty of the desert and to help them care about protecting and sustaining the natural world for the benefit of future generations.

Core Values

Stewardship

To protect and preserve desert plants, animals and habitats.

Interdependence

To respect the mutual destinies that link people, plants and all of nature.

Authenticity

To reflect the Sonoran Desert’s unique natural heritage and cultural history within a public garden setting.

Accountability

To act ethically and responsibly as we serve our many communities.

To support our mission, please consider making a donation today

On-site programming is currently on hiatus.

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Early Closure: the Garden will close at noon April 24.


Ticket reservations are required for visitors and members. Face masks are required for guests 2 and older day and night, in indoor and outdoor spaces. Anyone not wearing a face mask will be asked to leave. 


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