Since the 1930s, the Desert Botanical Garden has been teaching and inspiring visitors from the local community and around the world, providing research, exhibits and more designed to help us understand, protect and preserve the desert’s natural beauty.
The Garden’s commitment is to desert plants of the world with emphasis on the Southwestern United States, bringing to life the many wonders of the desert. 55 acres of the 140 property are under cultivation with 50,000+ outdoor plant displays. The Garden hosts permanent trailside exhibits, temporary art exhibitions and seasonal experiences.
If you are interested in desert flora, you may like Arizona Wildflowers: A Year-Round Guide to Nature's Blooms, by the Desert Botanical Garden and the travel publisher Arizona Highway. The book describes and shows Arizona wildflowers as more than just a springtime event. Laid out in vivid displays for each season of the year, this guide showcases Arizona's blooms in a year-round panorama of color, complete with identifying details.