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Posted by: Maricopa Lawyers on Oct 5, 2015

The cooler weather is finally here, and it’s the time when people come out and explore all the great things to do around the Valley and all over Arizona. One of the most beautiful ways to enjoy the weather is to take a trip to the Desert Botanical Garden. For over 70 years, the Garden has inspired visitors from all over the world. Here’s some more info on this gem located right here in the Valley.

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Located in Papago Park (very close to the Phoenix Zoo), the mission of the Desert Botanical Garden is the research, exhibition and conservation of desert plants from all over the world. The grounds include 140 acres of land, 55 of which are under cultivation and over 50,000 plant displays in stunning outdoor exhibits. When you first enter the Garden, you will find yourself in Ottosen Entry Garden, where you can see the welcome center and visitor amenities. From there, you can take one of five unique trails through the grounds.

On top of the unique and colorful plants, the Desert Botanical Garden hosts art exhibits, special events and holiday exhibits, such as the Bruce Munro: Sonoran Light exhibit and Las Noches de Las Luminarias. The Sonoran Light exhibit includes eight large-scale light installations using a large array of materials and hundreds of miles of glowing fiber optics. During the holiday season, Las Noches de Las Luminarias will be running simultaneously with the Sonoran Light exhibit for a truly magical experience.

If you’ve never visited the Desert Botanical Garden before, or if you have, and would love to see it again, admission prices are discounted for members and group visits. Also, if you’re an educator, the Garden also offers school tours and teacher workshops.

For more information on visiting the Garden, including tours, special events, concerts, Gertrude’s Restaurant and the Patio Cafe, visit and experience this magical place for yourself.