The Desert Botanical Garden is renowned around the world as one of the major centers for plants that are adapted to desert conditions. It has a wide array of cacti, succulents and other desert living species making up an inventory of over 21,000 plants – including 139 that are rare or endangered. It is located on a 140 acres campus in Papago Park, Phoenix. The address is 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, Arizona.
There are large collections of agave and cacti and many different species from around the world including Australia, Africa, South America and Baja California. There are five specific trails throughout the garden showcase areas such as conservation, desert living, plants and people of the Sonoran Desert and desert wildflowers.
As well as desert plants the gardens host special events including lectures, art exhibitions, workshops, dining and musical concerts. The gardens also provide information on desert landscaping and horticulture, art, illustration and photography, and health and wellness. These events and attractions are extremely popular with visitors from the local metropolitan area and also with people from out of town. There is also a gift and plant shop offering a wide variety of merchandise.
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