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The Desert Botanical Garden is a non-profit organization supported by admission fees, donations, purchases and memberships and does not receive any public funding.

1201 N. Galvin Parkway Phoenix, Arizona 85008 dbg.org | 480 941.1225

  The Desert Botanical Garden sits on 145 acres and has more than 50,000 plants in it’s collection. The Garden has five thematic trails that exhibit cactus and succulent species from around the world. Interpretive exhibits along the trails highlight desert wildflowers, conservation, desert plant adaptation and ethnobotany.

  For your safety, the Plants and People of the Sonoran Desert Loop Trail, the Sonoran Desert Nature Trail, the Harriet K. Maxwell Desert Wildflower Trail and the Steele Herb Garden close at sunset.

A b o u t D e s e r t B o ta n i c a l G a r d e n

T H IN G S TO K NO W

  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 Southwestern United States. We will ensure that the Garden is always a compelling attraction that brings to life the many wonders of the desert.

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  The Garden is a museum of living plants and we ask that you refrain from picking or removing plants, pods or seeds, or disturbing the wildlife. Picnicking is not allowed, however we do have a café where you can purchase food and drinks.

  Please visit dbg.org for the most current news about the Garden including events, exhibits, classes, hikes, membership, volunteer opportunities, group tours and facility rental.

  A small group of Valley citizens created a botanical garden to encourage an understanding, appreciation and promotion of the uniqueness of the world’s deserts, especially the Sonoran Desert. They foresaw the Valley’s potential and unique identity, envisioning the need to conserve a piece of the desert environment. elcome! Since 1939, the Desert Botanical Garden has been home to one of the finest and most diverse collections of succulent plants, including rare, threatened and endangered species from around the Southwest. It is the only botanical garden in the world whose mission, from its early inception, was to focus solely on desert plants.

  Docent-led tours are offered daily October through April. Check with Admissions or stop by the Cohn Tour Gathering Area for tour times. Self-guided audio tours are available in the SRP Visitor Center.   For your safety please remain on the trails at all times and do not climb on trees or rocks. Remember that you are in a desert so drink plenty of water. Hel p Our G arden Grow

VISITOR TRAIL GUIDE

G A R D EN E V ENTS , E X H IBITS & F A CILITIES

  Become a Member of the Desert Botanical Garden. Membership is your passport to free admission, guest passes, discounts, free audio tours, free butterfly exhibit admission, insider information and much more!   Join today! We invite you to stop by the Admissions area, visit dbg.org or call 480 941.3517.   Consider a Charitable Contribution. Your gift supports our renowned plant collection, scientific research, educational programs and compelling exhibits. Gift options include:

– providing a gift via your will or estate plan.

– sponsoring an event, exhibit or program; and

– giving a gift in honor of or in memory of a loved one;

– making a cash donation;

A D D ITION A L IN F OR M ATION

Welcome to Desert Botanical Garden

CAFé and shop

  The Desert Botanical Garden is proud to support Arizona’s live music community with Music in the Garden, the Valley’s only concert series of its kind. Featuring a fall, winter and spring series, Music in the Garden brings the best live bands to the most enchanting venue in town.   Visit us each year for our Fabulous Fall series of festivals including the popular Great Pumpkin Festival, Día de los Muertos Celebration, and Chiles & Chocolate.   Each year during December the Garden is transformed for Las Noches de las Luminarias. With more than 8,000 hand-lit luminarias lining the Garden’s trails, it’s a perfect setting to celebrate the holidays with music, food and fun.  

  For additional information, please call the Garden’s Development Department at 480 481.8179. Thank you.

The Garden ShoP

Group Tours

  Located on Ullman Terrace, the Garden’s outdoor Patio Café offers visitors a beautiful setting for breakfast, lunch or a snack. Seasonal hours vary.

The Spring Butterfly Exhibit and fall Mariposa Monarca monarch butterfly exhibit feature hundreds of live butterflies in the enclosed Marshall Butterfly Pavilion. For information or tickets to these events, visit dbg.org.

  The Garden offers admission discounts for groups of 10 or more. Private guided tours, meals, and activities including dish gardens, and cooking demonstrations can be arranged. Tour Packages with the Heard Museum are also available. Call 480 481.8104 or visit dbg.org/groupsales. Facilit y Rental

  Special occasions come to life at the Desert Botanical Garden. Discover beautiful venues for weddings, receptions, social and corporate events. Our unique indoor and outdoor settings can accommodate 5 – 500 guests. Visit dbg.org/facilityrental.

PATIO CAFé

  The Garden Shop carries a diverse and thoughtful selection of merchandise and plants that reflect the wonders of the Sonoran Desert and Southwest. A full array of books for adults and children, decorative items, gourmet desert foods, jewelry, apparel, stationery and toys are available.     The Plant Shop specializes in the unique and unusual plants adapted to the desert environment. In addition, we feature cactus dish gardens, seeds, pottery, bird feeders and attractive garden decorations that depict the beauty and serenity of our Southwestern lifestyle.     Open seven days a week, 9 a.m. –­ 5 p.m.


The Desert Botanical Garden sits on 145 acres and has more than 50,000 plants in it’s collection. The Garden has five thematic trails that exhibit cactus and succulent species from around the world. Interpretive exhibits along the trails highlight desert wildflowers, conservation, desert plant adaptation and ethnobotany.   A small group of Valley citizens created a botanical garden to encourage an understanding, appreciation and promotion of the uniqueness of the world’s deserts, especially the Sonoran Desert. They foresaw the Valley’s potential and unique identity, envisioning the need to conserve a piece of the desert environment.

  Please visit dbg.org for the most current news about the Garden including events, exhibits, classes, hikes, membership, volunteer opportunities, group tours and facility rental.

elcome! Since 1939, the Desert Botanical Garden has been home to one of the finest and most diverse collections of succulent plants, including rare, threatened and endangered species from around the Southwest. It is the only botanical garden in the world whose mission, from its early inception, was to focus solely on desert plants.

  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 Southwestern United States. We will ensure that the Garden is always a compelling attraction that brings to life the many wonders of the desert.

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A b o u t D e s e r t B o ta n i c a l G a r d e n

  For your safety please remain on the trails at all times and do not climb on trees or rocks. Remember that you are in a desert so drink plenty of water.   The Garden is a museum of living plants and we ask that you refrain from picking or removing plants, pods or seeds, or disturbing the wildlife. Picnicking is not allowed, however we do have a café where you can purchase food and drinks. T H IN G S TO K NO W

Welcome to Desert Botanical Garden

– making a cash donation;

– giving a gift in honor of or in memory of a loved one;

– sponsoring an event, exhibit or program; and

– providing a gift via your will or estate plan.

  For additional information, please call the Garden’s Development Department at 480 481.8179. Thank you.

  Visit us each year for our Fabulous Fall series of festivals including the popular Great Pumpkin Festival, Día de los Muertos Celebration, and Chiles & Chocolate.   Each year during December the Garden is transformed for Las Noches de las Luminarias. With more than 8,000 hand-lit luminarias lining the Garden’s trails, it’s a perfect setting to celebrate the holidays with music, food and fun.  

VISITOR TRAIL GUIDE

  Docent-led tours are offered daily October through April. Check with Admissions or stop by the Cohn Tour Gathering Area for tour times. Self-guided audio tours are available in the SRP Visitor Center.

  The Desert Botanical Garden is proud to support Arizona’s live music community with Music in the Garden, the Valley’s only concert series of its kind. Featuring a fall, winter and spring series, Music in the Garden brings the best live bands to the most enchanting venue in town.

A D D ITION A L IN F OR M ATION

  For your safety, the Plants and People of the Sonoran Desert Loop Trail, the Sonoran Desert Nature Trail, the Harriet K. Maxwell Desert Wildflower Trail and the Steele Herb Garden close at sunset.   Become a Member of the Desert Botanical Garden. Membership is your passport to free admission, guest passes, discounts, free audio tours, free butterfly exhibit admission, insider information and much more!

  Consider a Charitable Contribution. Your gift supports our renowned plant collection, scientific research, educational programs and compelling exhibits. Gift options include:

1201 N. Galvin Parkway Phoenix, Arizona 85008 dbg.org | 480 941.1225

G A R D EN E V ENTS , E X H IBITS & F A CILITIES

  Join today! We invite you to stop by the Admissions area, visit dbg.org or call 480 941.3517.

The Desert Botanical Garden is a non-profit organization supported by admission fees, donations, purchases and memberships and does not receive any public funding.

Hel p Our G arden Grow

CAFé and shop

The Spring Butterfly Exhibit and fall Mariposa Monarca monarch butterfly exhibit feature hundreds of live butterflies in the enclosed Marshall Butterfly Pavilion. For information or tickets to these events, visit dbg.org.

PATIO CAFé

Group Tours

The Garde n ShoP

  The Garden offers admission discounts for groups of 10 or more. Private guided tours, meals, and activities including dish gardens, and cooking demonstrations can be arranged. Tour Packages with the Heard Museum are also available. Call 480 481.8104 or visit dbg.org/groupsales.

  The Garden Shop carries a diverse and thoughtful selection of merchandise and plants that reflect the wonders of the Sonoran Desert and Southwest. A full array of books for adults and children, decorative items, gourmet desert foods, jewelry, apparel, stationery and toys are available.     The Plant Shop specializes in the unique and unusual plants adapted to the desert environment. In addition, we feature cactus dish gardens, seeds, pottery, bird feeders and attractive garden decorations that depict the beauty and serenity of our Southwestern lifestyle.     Open seven days a week, 9 a.m. –­ 5 p.m.

Facilit y Rental

  Special occasions come to life at the Desert Botanical Garden. Discover beautiful venues for weddings, receptions, social and corporate events. Our unique indoor and outdoor settings can accommodate 5 – 500 guests. Visit dbg.org/facilityrental.

  Located on Ullman Terrace, the Garden’s outdoor Patio Café offers visitors a beautiful setting for breakfast, lunch or a snack. Seasonal hours vary.


MAP LEGEND

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Trail Guide

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Grassland

Pratt Ramada

Akimel O’odham Household

As you pass through Admissions you will find yourself in Ottosen Entry Garden. Here you will find the SRP Visitor Center, Garden Shop, Cohn Tour Gathering Area, and restrooms. From Ottosen Entry Garden, connect to the Desert Discovery Loop Trail or the Harriet K. Maxwell Desert Wildflower Loop Trail.

Follow the brick path: take the Garden’s main trail and learn the unique characteristics of desert plants from around the world. The loop trail features outstanding displays and exhibits including the Sybil B. Harrington Cactus and Succulent Galleries and the Berlin Agave Yucca Forest. Along the way, explore the great diversity of form, texture and color found in this wondrous array of cacti and succulents from around the world. (1 ⁄ 3 mile)

PLANTS & PEOPLE OF THE SONORAN DESERT LOOP TRAIL Discover how Sonoran Desert plants have been used for food, fiber, medicine and other cultural purposes. Pound mesquite beans into flour and step inside a traditional Akimel O’odham Roundhouse. Closed at sunset. (1 ⁄3 mile)

SONORAN DESERT NATURE LOOP TRAIL

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Sonoran Desert Nature Loop Trail

Cohn TOUR GATHERING AREA FIRST AID

Native Crop Garden

Patio Café at Ullman Terrace

Offices

Saguaro Harvesting Ramada Webster Center

Offices

Steele

Archer House Offices

Plants & People of the Sonoran Desert Loop Trail

Herb Garden Weisz Family Plaza

Berlin

Agave Yucca Forest

Quail Run Path

Maxine and Jonathan Marshall

Butterfly Pavilion

Desert Discovery Loop Trail

(Seasonal)

Sybil B. Harrington

Cactus and Succulent Galleries

Nina Mason Pulliam Desert Research and Horticulture Center

Change your point of view on this trail which features dramatic vistas of distant mountains and up-close views of the surrounding desert. A variety of fascinating exhibits focus on both the plants and animals of the Sonoran Desert. Closed at sunset. (1 ⁄4 mile)

Stardust Foundation Plaza

Boppart Courtyard

Marley Education and Volunteer Building

Amphitheater

Harriet K. Maxwell

SRP Visitor Center Dorrance Hall

Steele HERB GARDEN The Steele Herb Garden will close for renovations December 2010 and will reopen spring 2011 as part of an exciting, new exhibit.

PARKING

Ullman Terrace

Spanish Gardens

Desert Oasis

DESERT DISCOVERY LOOP TRAIL

RESTROOMS DRINKING FOUNTAIN

GUIDE FOR USING THIS MAP

The Desert Discovery Loop Trail, which is paved in brick, is a loop that will connect you to all trails and exhibits throughout the Garden. Signage located around the Garden will help orient you during your visit.

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Mountain Vista Telescopes Apache Household

INFORMATION

Group Bus Zone

Ottosen Gallery

Desert Wildflower Loop Trail

Cohn Tour Gathering Area Offices

Weisz Learning Center

Bee Garden

Ottosen

Entry Garden

ADMISSIONS

Butterfly Garden

Harriet K. Maxwell DESERT WILDFLOWER LOOP TRAIL

Shade Garden

On this trail, you will see how wildflowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies (and people, too). Discover the beauty, color and diversity of wildflowers in North American deserts, and how they play a role in the desert’s ecosystem. Closed at sunset. (1 ⁄ 3 mile) Keep in touch with the Garden at

Hummingbird Garden

Garden Shop

Binns Wildflower Pavilion

Schilling

Entry Arbor

Boulder Garden

Desert Botanical Garden Trail Guide  

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