Celebrate 75! It’s a Garden Party!

September 12, 2013


John Sallot
Director of Marketing
Phone: 480 481.8101

Bitsy Susich
Media Liaison
Phone: 602 320.1343

Images available at: http://www.dbg.org/media-center/resources

On Saturday, September 28 The Desert Botanical Garden is celebrating 75 years with the gift of a free admission day, including complimentary admission to the Mariposa Monarca Monarch Butterfly Exhibit. Tickets for Members and the General Public are free and available by registering at www.dbg.org/celebration. The Garden is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and there will be a host of activities and entertainment from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Butterfly exhibit hours are 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Activities for the day explore and celebrate the mission of the Garden with offerings for all ages including demonstrations on Landscaping and Gardening with topics on Desert Soils, Pruning and Vegetable & Herb Gardening; Food and Well-Being where Edible Plants of Arizona, Meditation and Making Mesquite Bean Flour will be discussed; and Herbarium and Conservation Greenhouse Tours will be conducted.  Visitors are also being asked to bring images or share written memories on an interactive mural on display in Ottosen Gallery. Visit dbg.org for a full schedule of events. Upon departure each guest will receive a Wildflower Greenaid Seed Bomb designed for year-round flowering.


Saturday, September 28 – 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Activities and Entertainment – 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Desert Botanical Garden (in Papago Park)
1201 North Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ  85008

COST: Free!  Reservations required at www.dbg.org/celebration
INFO: For additional information call 480-941-1225 or visit www.dbg.org/celebration
Due to limited parking, visitors are encouraged to use Valley Metro and the new bus stop located in the Garden’s parking lot. Plan your route at www.valleymetro.org.

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