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Garden Calendar

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Sept. - Nov. | 2013

Celebrate the Garden’s 75th Anniversary! Celebrate 75: It’s a Garden Party! Join the Garden as we continue to celebrate our 75th anniversary with the gift of a free admission day for our entire community. Saturday / September 28 / 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Activities and Entertainment / 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Explore and celebrate the mission of the Garden with activities for all ages, as well as enjoy complimentary admission to the Marshall Butterfly Exhibit. Experience behind-the-scenes tours of our volunteer and education programs, herbarium, conservation greenhouse and much more! Additional information and registration available at

Desert Council Celebration Presented exclusively for Desert Council Members at the Palo Brea and Palo Verde levels Sunday / September 29 / 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

The Desert Council program provides a meaningful way for businesses to invest in educational programs, exhibits, and research and conservation efforts that benefit our entire community. Qualified Desert Council members will receive registration details. For more information, please contact Julie Wagoner via email at or by calling 480 481.8115.

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Celebrations/Exhibits Chihuly in the Garden Chihuly Gala Daily and Weekly Activities Garden Meetings Members Only Garden Shop Sale Special Events Member Events Melodie’s Program Landscape and Gardening Gardening Arts Photography and Art Foods and Well-Being Explorations in Natural Sciences Education through Travel and Adventure Children and Family Education Volunteer Opportunities Discover Your Legacy Registration Information Become a Member Garden Information

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Mariposa Monarca Monarch Butterfly Exhibit in the Maxine and Jonathan Marshall Butterfly Pavilion September 30 - November 24 / 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. / Daily Free for members and children under 3 $3.50 for general public with paid Garden admission

Come surround yourself with hundreds of live monarchs at Mariposa Monarca. This engaging exhibit features the life cycle and migration patterns of the monarch butterfly and the environmental threats and conservation efforts that surround it. Generously sponsored by SRP with support from The Ferry Family Foundation in memory of Ernest S. and Virginia D. Ferry.

Presented by JPMorgan Chase Chihuly at Night sponsored by APS Supported by Act One Foundation

Chihuly in the Garden Exhibition November 10, 2013 – May 18, 2014 Three time periods per day 8 a.m. - Noon / 12 - 4 p.m. / 4 - 8 p.m. Garden Members Free member reservations and ticket sales for member guests begin Monday, September 16. Visit or call the Membership Helpline at 480 941.3517. Reservations highly recommended. General Public Adult: $22, Senior: $20, Student: $12, Child: $10 Children under three admitted free of charge Visit or contact the Garden Call Center at 480 481.8188 to purchase a ticket. General Public ticket sales begin Monday, October 14.

Discovery and surprise awaits you on the Garden trails as you experience explosions of magnificent colors and shapes. Artist Dale Chihuly returns to the Desert Botanical Garden this fall with a stunning exhibition of his extraordinary, vibrant sculptures. Chihuly is credited with revolutionizing the Studio Glass movement and elevating the perception of the glass medium from the realm of craft to fine art. He is renowned for his ambitious architectural installations around the world, in historic cities, museums and gardens. Chihuly’s work is included in more than 200 museum collections worldwide including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Corning Museum of Glass. Major exhibitions include Chihuly Over Venice (1995-96), Chihuly in the Light of Jerusalem (1999), Garden Cycle (2001–12), de Young Museum in San Francisco (2008), the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2011) and Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond (2012). Chihuly Garden and Glass opened at Seattle Center in 2012. Advance reservations are highly recommended to help ensure availability of your desired date, time period and parking spot. Limited walk-up tickets may be available. If a time period is sold out and you do not have a reservation or ticket, you may not be able to enter the Garden. Dale Chihuly, Summer Sun (detail), 2010, 15½ x 13 x 12½’, Photo by Scott M. Leen

Dale Chihuly, Star (detail), 2010, 9.5’ diameter, Photo by Scott M. Leen

OPENING NIGHT GALA Chihuly in the Garden Friday / November 8

Chihuly in the Garden promises to delight visitors with installations by the artist that rival the excitement of his 2008 exhibition Chihuly: The Nature of Glass. In advance of the public opening, the Garden will offer an intimate preview of this highly anticipated exhibition. Gala guests will enjoy a cocktail reception in Ottosen Entry Garden, an exclusive viewing of Chihuly in the Garden and an elegant dinner under the stars. Gala seating is limited and a sold-out event is expected.

For more information and advance reservations contact Marcos Voss at 480 481.8179 or Individual reservations begin at $700. Gala proceeds will support The Saguaro Initiative to invest in the Garden as a research institution, to take a stronger, regional leadership role in conservation, and to create exciting educational programming and exhibits that inform and inspire.

garden meetings

daily and weekly activities Included with membership or admission

Garden Discovery Stations Arizona Native Plant Society Meeting

October 1 – May 12

Explore the Garden to find a variety of interesting and informational stations where you can ask an expert docent about desert life. This is a great way to have a safe, hands-on experience with plants.

Tuesdays / September 10, October 8, November 12 / 7 - 9 p.m. Check-in at Admissions / Everyone welcome

NEW: Talks in the Garden

The Arizona Native Plant Society provides information, fosters appreciation of, and helps protect Arizona’s native plants. The Phoenix chapter emphasizes Sonoran Desert plants. Call Michael Plagens at 602 459.5224 or Cass Blodgett at 480 960.0725 for more information.

October 1 – May 12 Check-in at Admissions for times and locations.

Enjoy entertaining, fascinating, and educational talks in the Garden that help you understand how such abundant life survives and thrives in the harsh desert. These 20 to 30 minute talks will explore some of the extraordinary plants and ecosystems of the Sonoran Desert.

Ask a Gardener

Central Arizona Cactus and Succulent Society Meeting

Saturdays and Sundays October – November / 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Sundays / September 29, October 20, November 24 / 2 - 4 p.m.

Want ideas for creating year-round color in your yard and conserving water in the desert? Drop by our Ask a Gardener station where knowledgeable volunteers can help with your gardening questions.

Group Tours and Activities Available at a time and date of your choice

The Garden offers special discounts and customized tours for groups of 10 or more people. Join us for team building, educational and entertainment offerings, including self-guided tours and Southwestern cooking demonstrations. Ask about our Native Cultures and Plants tour package that includes a boxed lunch and visits to both the Desert Botanical Garden and Heard Museum. Call 480 481.8104 or go to for pricing and more information.

Activities for Children Daily / Year-round

Keep children interested and engaged with activity sheets as you stroll through the Garden. Stop by the Admissions entrance booths and ask about our Desert Detectives Bingo activity sheets for kids ages three to eight or our Cacti Quest scavenger hunt activity for kids ages eight and older. The Cacti Quest is sponsored by Emerson Network Power.

Check-in at Admissions / Everyone welcome

Birds in the Garden Join expert birders for a morning bird walk along the Garden trails. Everyone is welcome, including first-time birders. Wear a hat, sunscreen and comfortable shoes, and bring binoculars if available.

The Central Arizona Cactus and Succulent Society encourages the appreciation, study and growing of cacti and other succulents. Each meeting features a program about aspects of these fabulous plants. Visit for more information.

Mondays / August – September / 7 a.m. Mondays / October – November / 8 a.m.


AUDIO TOURS Garden Included with admission through early November

These lighthearted and informative audio tours bring alive our collections of plants along the Desert Discovery Trail. Adult or family audio presentations are an excellent way to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Garden.

DOUBLE DISCOUNT September 30 – October 6, 2013 Open daily 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

20% OFF all merchandise, gifts, and plants

Chihuly in the Garden

Offer excludes clearance items.

November 10, 2013 – May 18, 2014 Members: $2 / General Public: $3.50

Present your Garden membership card to receive discount. Discount applies only to members named on the card.

This illuminating Chihuly in the Garden audio tour introduces a number of installations and artworks throughout the Garden and is available from November 10, 2013 – May 18, 2014.


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special p events Fall Plant Sale October 11 - 13 Garden Members Preview: Friday / October 11 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Open to the General Public: Saturday / October 12 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. AND Sunday / October 13 / 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

No admission charge to enter the Fall Plant Sale

The Desert Botanical Garden is proud to feature another notable lineup during the Music in the Garden Fall Concert Series. Sing along with Garden favorites and applaud local talents gaining national attention, all while enjoying the stunning atmosphere of the Garden.

Dining and Beverage Options Plan ahead and enjoy dinner at Gertrude’s, the Garden’s restaurant, or enjoy the following options at Ullman Terrace: s0ATIO#AF£ s#HEF ATTENDED3TATION s&ULL#ASH"AR s"OUTIQUE7INE3ALES Fridays / Ullman Terrace (unless otherwise noted) Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

September and October Pricing Members: $16 / General Public: $22

Fall 2013 Concerts 7 - 9 p.m. September and October Member: $16 / General Public: $22 September 27

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Mike Eldred Trio

Blues October 18

Bad Cactus Brass Band

New Orleans Jazz

November Member: $20 / General Public: $25 November 1*


Salsa/Latin * This concert is a Special Engagement and will be held in the new events plaza

November 15*

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Brazilian Soul * This concert includes admission to the Chihuly in the Garden exhibit

To purchase tickets:

Concert venue is open seating only. Limited tickets are available. Advanced ticket purchase recommended. Group rates are available for parties of 10 or more adults by calling 480 481.8104. No refunds or exchanges on tickets purchased. No outside food or beverage allowed.

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World Music/Dynamic Violin October 4

November Pricing Must be 21 or older to attend, proper identiďŹ cation is required for admission, and children will not be admitted even if parent or guardian is present.

The Desert Botanical Garden Plant Sale is a one-stop shopping experience featuring the largest variety of arid-adapted plants available in one location. This sale will have our largest selection ever, with many new and unusual plants of all sizes. Specimen sized plants will be available, and we offer delivery services as well. Garden volunteers and horticulturists are on hand to answer questions, assist in plant selections and offer advice. There is also a used book sale with a wide variety of subjects with all proceeds beneďŹ ting the Garden’s library. (Book donations are accepted at Garden Admissions. Sorry, no magazines.) A large variety of specialty retailers will be there, offering unique pottery and other garden accessories.

November 22*

The Cal Tjader Tribute Band

Latin Jazz * This concert includes admission to the Chihuly in the Garden exhibit

The Great Pumpkin Festival Thursday and Friday / October 17 and October 18 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday and Sunday / October 19 and October 20

NEW Dates and NEW Location for Event!

8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Located in the new events plaza and the pumpkin patch

Activities and hayride are included with paid Garden admission. Members are free with current Member ID card. All children under three are free. Every autumn the Desert Botanical Garden’s Great Pumpkin Festival is one of the Valley’s favorite places to ďŹ nd that special pumpkin. Take an authentic hayride out to the Garden’s pumpkin patch, where each day children 12 and under can choose their own free pumpkin. Get lost in the Amazing Hay Bale Maze, visit with adorable farm animals in the petting zoo, enjoy lively country and western entertainment, carnival style games and much more! Programming subject to change. Food concessions and Harvest Market items are an additional charge. Special thanks to the Pearson Family and Pearson & Company. Additional support from the Ferry Family Foundation in memory of Ernest S. and Virginia D. Ferry.

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at the Garden The Garden is celebrating its 11th annual Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, with a variety of activities. Join us for this colorful tradition, celebrated throughout the American Southwest, Latin America and Mexico, that honors departed loved ones in a festival setting. All Día de los Muertos related events and exhibits will be held in the Garden’s new events plaza.


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Exhibition of Ofrendas October 31 – November 3 Exhibition hours correspond with all Día de los Muertos events

Ofrenda, or Offering, is part of the traditional Mexican celebration of Día de los Muertos. View Ofrenda installations by local and renowned artists. All installations are original pieces that have been created specifically for this exhibition.

Cuisine and Culture Thursday / October 31 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Members: $50 / General Public: $62

Join us for a deliciously interactive evening as we unveil the secrets and cultural traditions of Día de los Muertos. This event features Zarco Guerrero, acclaimed multimedia artist and community art advocate, discussing the history and traditions of the holiday and a meal prepared by Chef 3ILVANA3ALCIDO%SPARZA OWNEROF"ARRIO#AF£ANDNAMED one of the Top Latino Chefs in the country. A folkloric dance presentation will conclude the event in grand style.

Chiles and Chocolate Friday – Sunday / November 15 - 17 / 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Included with paid Garden admission. Members are free with current Member ID card. Delight your taste buds sampling luscious gourmet chocolates, zesty salsas and other unique southwestern treats while enjoying live music. All items will be available for purchase from local Valley vendors. Make sure to stop by our roasting station and pick up some freshly fire-roasted green chiles!

NEW time for this event! 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

All festival programming subject to change.

To purchase tickets visit or call 480 481.8188.

Día de los Muertos Saturday and Sunday / November 2 and 3 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Included with paid Garden admission. Members are free with current Member ID card. Come to the Garden for Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. This colorful tradition celebrated throughout the American Southwest, Latin America and Mexico, honors and celebrates departed loved ones in a festival setting. Enjoy entertainment that will bring the history of the holiday to life through song, dance and storytelling. Experience an Ofrenda exhibit constructed by local artists, enjoy delicious food and pastries, and browse through beautiful art and jewelry for purchase in the Garden’s Mercado–all in the Garden’s bustling new events plaza.

La Procesión – Afternoon Procession Sunday / November 3 / 5 p.m.

Included with paid Garden admission. Members are free with current Member ID card. The Día de los Muertos festivities at the Garden will culminate with La Procesión or Procession. La Procesión represents the ancient tradition of marching as a community to burial sites in order to honor those who have passed on. This year, La Procesión will feature new elements as well as the traditions of taking part in a unique and interactive memorial.



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Patrons Circle and Garden Fund Member Events Saguaro Circle, Curator’s Circle, Director’s Circle, President’s Circle and Founder’s Circle members give $1,250 - $25,000 annually and are part of the Patrons Circle. The Garden’s Agave Century Club, Boojum Tree Club, Ocotillo Club and Golden Barrel Club members give $200 - $1,249 annually and are part of the Garden Fund.


Fall Plant Sale Preview and Reception Thursday / October 10 / 4:30 - 7 p.m. East Parking Lot

Patrons Circle members are invited to enjoy a casual picnic supper and drinks while shopping for fabulous plants at the Garden’s Fall Plant Sale. Horticulture staff will be on-site to answer your plant questions and offer landscaping advice. For reservations and additional information, please contact Lauren Svorinic at 480 481.8147,

Chihuly in the Garden Member Events Exclusive Preview Saturday / November 9 / 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. / Garden-wide

Garden Fund and Patrons Circle members are invited to preview the Garden’s newest special exhibition, Chihuly in the Garden, located along the Garden’s trails. Reservations will be required. For reservations and additional information, please contact us via email at or call 480 481.2075.

Patrons Circle Reception Saturday / November 9 / 6 - 8 p.m. / Ullman Terrace

Patrons Circle members will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and a special presentation. For reservations and additional information, please contact Lauren Svorinic via email at or by calling 480 481.8147. RIght: Dale Chihuly, Neodymium Reeds, created 2008, Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, 2008, Photo by Terry Rishel

melodie’s program Fall Programs Splendid Squash

As the Desert Botanical Garden celebrates its 75th anniversary, we invite you to join us this holiday season as we bring Las Noches de las Luminarias and Chihuly in the Garden together for 31 fabulous nights. Each night of Luminaria, the Garden will come to life with the soft glow from more than 8,000 hand lit Luminaria bags, thousands of white twinkle lights and the bright and vibrant colors of Dale Chihuly’s glass. Visit for additional event information. 10

Hours 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. Dates Members Only: December 5 - 8 General Public: November 29 and 30, December 1 - 4, 9 - 23, 26 - 31 Ticket Prices Members: Adults $25 Children $10 (3-12) Children under three admitted free.



Celebrate fall with Chef Madelyn Pryor and explore one of the mainstays of this season—squash. Loaded with avor, ďŹ ber and antioxidants, squash will quickly become your new pantry staple. This class will focus on using this vegetable superstar as the center of healthy meals. Limit 15.

For 25 or more tickets, call 480 481.8104. Group discount will apply. Ask about private rental options.

Thursday / September 12 / 6 - 8 p.m. Please RSVP to or 602.712.1006

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TICKETS ON SALE TO MEMBERS SEPTEMBER 16. Members can SAVE $5 off adult tickets by using the discount code Lumi2013 before October 31. General Public: Adults $30 Children $12.50 (3-12) Children under three admitted free. TICKETS ON SALE TO GENERAL PUBLIC SEPTEMBER 30.

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Melodie’s Program Serving Cancer Survivors and their Families

Melodie’s Program was created in honor of the late Melodie Lewis, a past president of the Desert Botanical Garden. Her passion for the Garden and The Wellness Community led us to offer Wellness Community classes at the Garden to bring cancer survivors here to enjoy this healing and nurturing environment. Together we seek to expand the supportive community for cancer patients, their family and friends.

Kid2Kid / Family2Family Desert Exploration Tour the Desert Botanical Garden while you learn about the life cycles of plants and animals in the Sonoran Desert. Become your own desert detective as you explore and collect information about desert life through hands-on, inquiry-based activities. You are welcome to spend the rest of the day at the Garden with your family following the tour including a visit to the Marshall Buttery Pavilion. This program is open at no cost to children who have a loved one diagnosed with cancer and their families. Space is limited. Saturday / September 28 / 10 - 11 a.m. Please RSVP to or 602 712.1006 DBG.ORG RG


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Raised Bed Gardening - Best Practices

YOUR DESERT HOME A Gardening Program Your Desert Home-A Gardening Program is designed for the home hobbyist interested in plants and learning more about low-desert gardening. These classes will give you the skills and training to make you a successful home gardener. Classes are open to all regardless of intent to complete the program. Additional information including Registration and Completion Forms can be found in the program listings at

Classes and Guidelines Your Desert Home Program requires completion of five core classes and 10 elective classes. The five core classes will get you started in your garden and are identified with (Core) following the class title in the Landscape and Gardening section of the Garden’s Quarterly Calendar and on our website under They are introductory and will help you build a solid foundation in whatever type of gardening you pursue. Electives can be selected from any classes listed under Landscaping and Gardening. This program is self-directed, self-tracked, and participants will receive a Desert Botanical Garden wall tile in honor of their completion of 15 classes: five core classes and 10 elective classes. For more information, email or call 480 481.8171.

Deciding whether to build a raised garden bed or lower it into the ground can depend on many factors. This course will cover the differences, advantages and disadvantages associated with both kinds of beds and help you make the choice that is best suited for your garden. We will discuss different construction materials, designs and soil mixes used in a raised bed. Instructed by Liz Lonetti. Limit 25. Sunday / September 8 / 2 - 4 p.m. Members: $30 / General Public: $38

Vegetable Gardening for Cool Season Harvest Grow vegetables in the winter? You bet! For delicious variety in your desert garden, fall is the time to plant. A cornucopia of fresh leafy greens, roots and seasonal herbs will be yours for the picking. Learn from a seasoned pro what vegetables thrive in our unique climate and soil, how to plant and care for them during the cool season, and the best harvesting techniques. Special attention will be given to unusual varieties. Instructed by Kristen Battafarano. Limit 25. Wednesdays / September 11 and 18 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Members: $60 / General Public: $75

Home Landscape Design Series

Drip Irrigation for Vegetable Gardens and Containers

The Home Landscape Design series covers the basics of designing residential landscapes that are attractive, comfortable, functional, sustainable and appropriate for the Sonoran Desert. The instructor will walk participants through each phase of design and assign relevant exercises, from programming through design. Class participants can use their own gardens for these exercises, whether they are creating a new landscape or renovating an existing one. Both are instructed by Jack Gilcrest, landscape architect, and are limited to 25 students.

Have you grown weary of always watering your container plants by hand? Did you put an emitter in the pot and wonder why it didn’t work? It should be no surprise that drip irrigation works great for vegetable gardens since much of its development came from agriculture. This class will teach you how to use drip irrigation successfully for these scenarios, including how to design the system, how to install it, what to use for delivering the water to create a bountiful harvest and stunning containers. Instructed by Jeff Lee. Limit 20.

Home Landscape Design Basics I (Core)

Saturday / September 14 / 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Members: $35 / General Public: $44

Basics I will cover basic design processes and principles. Contemporary design philosophies, such as xeriscape, permaculture, sustainability and regenerative design, will be discussed. Home Landscape Design Basics I is a prerequisite for Home Landscape Design Basics II. Wednesdays / October 9, 16 and 23 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Members: $75 / General Public: $94

Home Landscape Design Basics II (Core) Basics II discusses more detailed aspects of landscape design, including both the hardscape and softscape parts of the landscape. Home Landscape Design Basics I is a prerequisite for this class. Wednesdays / November 6 and 13 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Members: $60 / General Public: $75


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Caring for your Desert Garden (Core) Low-desert gardeners face special challenges when it comes to tending their landscape. In this introductory class, participants will gain the basic skills and information needed to make choices on how to properly care for the garden while minimizing the impact to the environment. This class will cover the best practices and techniques for planting, efficient watering, proper pruning, fertilizing and other general maintenance to create a successful low-water use garden. Instructed by Angelica Elliott, landscape and gardening education coordinator at the Garden. Limit 25. Tuesday and Thursday / September 17 and 19 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Members: $60 / General Public: $75 DBG.ORG/ADULTCLASSES 13

landscape and gardening Gardens for Cold Winters A Berry Delicious Deal

The Sonoran Desert has been known for mild winters that only rarely experience catastrophic freezes. However, global warming models predict many parts of the Sonoran Desert will experience more hard freezes, including the Phoenix and Tucson regions. Losing your beloved plants to these dire events can be heartwrenching, time consuming and costly. In this class, we will discuss which plants are reliable and cold-hardy, and how to protect those that are less hardy. Instructed by Angelica Elliott, landscape and gardening education coordinator at the Garden. Limit 25.

Register for both Berry Gardening and Berry Nutritious programs through September 1 and receive an exclusive 20% discount. Both classes for only: Members: $64 / General Public: $80

Offer expires on September 1. Programs may be purchased separately after September 2 and subject to availability.

Berry Gardening

Selection and Care of Fruit Trees Growing fruit trees in a city is significantly different from growing them in a rural area. It is both an art and a science, but the same urban orcharding techniques apply to planting one tree or hundreds. In this class, you will learn how to avoid common mistakes when planting fruit trees in the desert, when to plant, and how to manage your trees through irrigation and fertilization. Instructed by Bryan White. Limit 25. Thursday / September 26 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Members: $30 / General Public: $38

There is nothing like fresh, mouth-watering berries picked from your very own garden. Blackberries, strawberries and even blueberries can be grown in our arid climate. We will discuss site selection, soil and irrigation requirements. You will also learn which varieties are suitable for growing in home gardens. Do not be intimidated by growing berries in the desert! You will learn tips and techniques to grow these delicious, juicy fruits in your own garden. Instructed by Jeff Ho. Limit 25. Sunday / October 13 / 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Members: $30 / General Public: $38

Berry Nutritious Berries are loaded with vitamins, fiber, phytonutrients and antioxidants that support health. They are also low in total calories and satisfy your sweet tooth in a healthy way. Research suggests that they reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure, slow down aging, and support the health of your brain, heart and immune system. Join us as Chef Rachel Albert introduces great ways to incorporate more fresh and frozen berries into your daily diet in cooked and raw recipes suitable for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and snacks. Come hungry and ready to sample berry-delicious salads, main dishes, sauces and baked goods. Limit 15.

Vegetable Gardening for Beginners If you are new to vegetable gardening here, and do not know where to begin, we have a class for you! In the low desert, gardeners can plant and harvest fresh vegetables from their garden any day of any month. You will be able to harvest all year long by following 10 basic steps, planting according to local calendars, and understanding how and when to water. Instructed by Pam Perry. Limit 25. Tuesday and Thursday / October 1 and 3 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Members: $60 / General Public: $75


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Often called desert roses, plants in the Adenium genus are popular container plants because of their sculptural qualities and beautiful flowers. They are easy to grow and fast-growing if you tend to their basic horticultural needs. Join Mark Dimmitt, plant breeder specializing in Adenium, as he discusses the care, including watering, light requirements, fertilizing, overwintering and more, required to successfully grow these stunning succulents. Limit 25.

Pruning Trees and Shrubs

Vegetable Container Gardening

Sunday / September 29 / 2 - 4 p.m. Members: $30 / General Public: $38

Cultivating Desert Roses (Adenium)

Tuesday / October 8 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Members: $30 / General Public: $38

Sunday / October 13 / 1 - 3 p.m. Members: $50 / General Public: $62

Whether in a garden bed, on a balcony or a patio, containers are a great way to grow your own vegetables. This step-by-step workshop focuses on the challenges of growing produce in containers in Phoenix and the Southwest. Learn about different types of potting soil, watering and mulching techniques, and the importance of location and seasonal changes. Instructed by Liz Lonetti. Limit 25.

Sunday / October 6 / 9 - 11 a.m. Members: $30 / General Public: $38

Annual Herbs If you are looking for fast-growing, easy herbs to grow in your garden, join Kristen Battafarano as she discusses the many annual herbs you can grow in the low desert. You will learn about seed planting times, light requirements, soil preparation, watering, harvesting and growing herbs in containers. Limit 25. Wednesday / October 2 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Members: $30 / General Public: $38

Learn the basics of pruning to keep your green investments healthy, functional and looking great. In this introductory presentation, you will learn the art and science of good pruning, including how to prune young trees for good structure, the five types of pruning and when to use them, and how to avoid the two worst pruning mistakes. You will leave this program ready to prune your own trees and shrubs with confidence and effectiveness. Includes a pruning demonstration plus informative take home materials and resources. Instructed by John Eisenhower. Limit 25. Sunday / October 13 / 2 - 5 p.m. Members: $35 / General Public: $44


landscape and gardening Best Bulbs for Desert Gardens

Heirloom Vegetable Gardening

Composting with Worms

If all you know of bulbs is forced paperwhites, chilled tulips and Christmas amaryllis, you and your garden are missing a lot. Bulbs supply some of the most exquisite notes in any garden, and numerous species live happily in dry, hot conditions. There are bulbs that bloom in almost every month of the year, all without being lifted or fussed over. Come to the Garden to learn which bulbs to plant, where to find them and how to care for them in your own garden. Instructed by Pam Perry. Limit 25.

Understanding the terms heirloom, organic, openpollinated and hybrid helps you make choices for your garden. Success in a low-desert vegetable garden is affected by many variables, and choosing seeds and plants from the various options can be a challenge to any gardener. It is important to understand the seasons of the desert when selecting plants and seeds. In this class, we will discuss how to do this, and how to collect vegetable seeds from your own garden for future planting. Instructed by Pam Perry. Limit 25.

Your compost pile can become a smelly, anaerobic mess if it is not correctly done. Worms can speed up composting and aerate organic material, preventing your compost pile from taking a turn for the worse. We will learn about the use of worms in a composting system— vermicomposting—and discuss materials needed to maintain a worm bin, what type of worms do best in our area, and the importance of worm castings. Instructed by Hassena Kassim. Limit 25.

Thursday / October 24 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Members: $30 / General Public: $38

Monday / November 4 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Members: $30 / General Public: $38

Irrigation System Maintenance Avoid costly professional repairs and irrigation nightmares. If you already have an irrigation system and want to learn how it works or make simple repairs, this program is for you. Improperly maintained systems can be challenging for homeowners. Familiarize yourself with all three types of irrigation systems (drip, sprinklers and bubblers) and specific needs for each. You will learn how to maintain systems for peak efficiency, troubleshoot common system failures, and perform repair techniques, including pipe repair, and nozzle and emitter replacement. Instructed by Jeff Lee. Limit 20. Saturday / November 9 / 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Members: $35 / General Public: $44

Edible Flower Gardening Gardeners adore flowers for their beauty, but few grow them for eating. Edible flowers are both a beautiful and delicious addition to meals, bringing spirited flavors, textures and colors to soups, salads and other dishes. They have been used in various cuisines for centuries and are now experiencing renewed popularity. Learn to add native, herbal, vegetable and other flowers to your cooking, as well as the basics of growing and harvesting these lovely culinary treats. Instructed by Liz Lonetti. Limit 25. Sunday / October 27 / 2 - 4 p.m. Members: $30 / General Public: $38

Plants for Fall Color Seasonal color and color combinations are among the most important attributes to consider as you plan and lay out your home landscape. Learn about valuable plants for fall color in a Sonoran Desert garden. The class will discuss basic color theory, landscape color design principles and a list of specific plants that will provide good fall color. Instructed by Jack Gilcrest, landscape architect. Limit 25. Wednesday / October 30 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Members: $30 / General Public: $38 16

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Planting Wildflowers Fall is the ideal time to plant in the arid Southwest, whether from seed or containers. By planting annual wildflowers and herbaceous perennials during the cool season, you can give your plants a jumpstart on spring. The program will cover easy-to-grow wildflowers, soil preparation, how and when to water, and other maintenance requirements. This class will include demonstrations, followed by time outside in the Garden for discussion. A descriptive list of desert wildflowers is included. Instructed by Angelica Elliott, landscape and gardening education coordinator at the Garden. Limit 25. Saturday / November 9 / 2 - 4 p.m. Members: $30 / General Public: $38

Sunday / November 24 / 2 - 4 p.m. Members: $30 / General Public: $38

Growing Succulent Euphorbia Discover the world of Euphorbia, one of the largest genera in the plant kingdom and avidly collected by succulent aficionados. Although many of these succulent spurges come from drier regions of the Old World, they can be easily grown in our desert landscapes. Plants in this genus are amazingly diverse in form, ranging from small globular shapes to massive trees, and can be planted in the ground or containers for added interest and bold shapes. Learn which species to add to your garden and how to maintain them. Instructed by Scott McMahon, cactaceae collections manager at the Garden. Limit 25. Tuesday / November 12 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Members: $30 / General Public: $38

Maximize Your Curb Appeal Curb appeal is an important feature for all residences. Whether you are getting ready to sell your home, have recently moved into a new house or simply need a new look, improving the attractiveness of your landscape from the street can provide many benefits. This class will present design ideas on improving the curb appeal of your property, including specific plant recommendations. Instructed by Jack Gilcrest, landscape architect. Limit 25. Wednesday / November 20 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Members: $30 / General Public: $38

Best Plants: Vines and Groundcovers Learn about the best vines and groundcovers to grow in your home landscape. It may seem challenging to find plants that can tolerate the Sonoran Desert, but there are many, both native and introduced, that thrive in our area. This class will be conducted as a walk through the Garden, identifying recommended plants with information on how to use them in your own landscape. This class is one of a five-part series, which will occur throughout the year covering: trees / shrubs / ground covers and vines / cacti and succulents / grasses and herbaceous plants. Instructed by Jack Gilcrest, landscape architect. Limit 24.

Gardening Arts rts For the Birds: Green Roofs Who said green roofs ooffs ed should be designed only for the tops of n human dwellings?? In this class, you willl learn how to use lan nts small succulent plants reatte and cuttings to create a living roof for a sassy birdhouse. What a great gift ur or addition to your ls and a patio! All materials onss easy care instructions ted included. Instructed miit 20. by Lynn Reves. Limit Sunday / September berr 22 2 - 4 p.m. Members: $85 106 General Public: $106

Captivating Entrances: Fall Create a captivating entrance this fall with a container bursting with color and seasonal style. Combine plant form, texture and color with a seasonal twist, and turn an ordinary plant container into an autumn sculpture. With the help of a local artist and horticulturist, participants will create a gorgeous fall container garden to take home. All materials provided. Instructed by Rebecca Senior, Desert Landscape School assistant. Limit 20. Saturday / October 19 / 3 - 5 p.m. Members: $85 / General Public: $106

Saturday / November 23 / 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. Members: $35 / General Public: $44 DBG.ORG/ADULTCLASSES 17

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Master Your Point and Shoot Camera

Photography Smartphone Photography – iPhone and iPad

Focus on Landscape

The best camera you have is the one on you when something spectacular happens right before your eyes. That means nearly every person with a smartphone has a great camera. Learn how to stabilize, hold and shoot with your smartphone, and get recommendations for great apps. Time is allotted for guided help on the Garden trails. Instructed by Jeff Lowman. Limit 12.

Landscapes can be challenging subjects because they are large, filled with natural light, and change with the seasons. This class will teach you to shoot exciting landscape images efficiently, easily and quickly. Topics include choosing the right equipment, mastering exposure, capturing light, creating panoramas, handling extremes in dynamic range, using filters and more. While all digital camera owners are welcome, this class is most appropriate for DSLR camera owners. Instructed by Robert McBride. Limit 10.

Friday / September 6 / 6 - 9 p.m. OR Saturday / October 5 / 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. OR Friday / November 15 / 6 - 9 p.m. OR Saturday / November 23 / 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Members: $45 / General Public: $56

Learn how to obtain the best results from your digital point and shoot camera. This hands-on class focuses on learning how to set up your camera and use its many features. This is an excellent, entry-level class for students new to point and shoot digital cameras. Time is allotted for guided help on the Garden trails. Instructed by Jeff Lowman. Limit 10. Saturday / September 7 / 1 - 4 p.m. OR Saturday / October 26 / 1 - 4 p.m. Members: $45 / General Public: $56

Capturing Fall Colors – Package Deal

Saturday / September 7 / 1 - 5 p.m. Members: $50 / General Public: $62

Package Details: Buy Capturing Fall Colors: An Introduction and Capturing Fall in the Field together as a package through September 1 and receive an exclusive 20% discount!

Mastering the Tools of Photography – Package Deal The Mastering Series of classes is recommended for DSLR digital camera owners only.

Package Details: Are you ready for Chihuly in the Garden? Master your photography skills and register for all the classes in this series by September 1 and receive an exclusive 20% discount! All three classes for only: Members: $120 / General Public: $150

To capture something unique, as you see it, you must have proficient knowledge of light, exposure, composition and timing. Mastering the appropriate use of your camera tools will ensure success in every situation. The classes listed below are instructed by photojournalist and landscape photographer Christine Keith.

Composition and Seeing Edward Weston said that composition is the strongest way of seeing. Building on our understanding of light, we will look at how to use natural light to shape compositions. We will also examine traditional rules of composition and the work of selected landscape photographers. In this class, we will talk about depth of field, where to hang the frame in capture, and cropping using Adobe® Photoshop®. The use of a tripod is recommended. Limit 10. Sunday / September 8 / 2 - 6 p.m. Members: $50 / General Public: $62

Flash and Capturing Action Timing demands an ability to anticipate, see and capture peak action. Henri Cartier-Bresson, the father of photojournalism, called this element, “the decisive moment.” It is an essential ingredient in both landscape and people photography. In this class we will talk about basic flash techniques, shutter speeds and f-stops. We will look at the Garden in terms of weather, time of day and season, and study successful photographs of nature. An off-camera flash and tripod are recommended. Limit 10. Sunday / September 29 / 2 - 6 p.m. Members: $50 / General Public: $62

Light and Exposure Making a good exposure starts with understanding light and how to use it to your advantage. In this course we will study light sources and the color of light, beginning with sunlight and shade. We will take a walk in the Garden to determine high contrast and low contrast scenes. We will discuss ISOs, exposure compensation, and how to use your camera’s histogram and gray cards. Limit 10. Saturday / October 19 / 3 - 7 p.m. Members: $50 / General Public: $62

Members: $102 / General Public: $126

Photography: The Art of People Since the advent of photography, humans have been a common subject for artistic photography. Capturing an expression or mood and framing it perfectly in the context of the landscape or a natural setting can be both challenging and rewarding. Although the common problems associated with long exposures have vanished with modern cameras, there are still tricks of the trade that can be learned to create iconic portraits of your favorite people. Instructed by Rob Schumacher. Limit 10. Saturday / September 14 / 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Members: $35 / General Public: $44

Moonscape Photography The beauty of moon-lit nights combined with the splendor of the Garden make for a fantastic evening of photos and fun. Class times are optimized for best shooting of moonilluminated landscapes in cloudy or clear conditions. This class is for amateur photographers who want to develop their nighttime photography skills through hands-on guidance and personal instruction on the Garden trails. This class is focused on creativity and experimentation to learn elements of lighting, exposure, camera settings and nighttime considerations such as painting with light. For digital or film SLR cameras with a tripod only. Instructed by Jeff Lowman. Limit 10. Thursday / September 19 / 6 - 9 p.m. OR Friday / October 18 / 6 - 9 p.m. OR Sunday / November 17 / 6 - 9 p.m. Members: $45 / General Public: $56


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Capturing Fall Colors: An Introduction Autumn presents the nature photographer with a unique opportunity—vibrant colors that transform a green scene into a tapestry of reds, yellows and golds. Whether you are just getting started in digital photography or planning a trip to a region known for spectacular fall color, this class will give you the knowledge and tools necessary to produce beautiful images every time. Topics include getting the most out of your lenses, mastering exposure to achieve maximum color, composition and design, capturing great images and more. This class is open to all digital camera owners. Instructed by Robert McBride. Limit 12. Friday / October 11 / 5 - 8 p.m. Members: $45 / General Public: $56

Capturing Fall in the Field Join Bob McBride and Jack Gilcrest on a field excursion to explore how to photograph the majestic colors of fall. This trip expands upon Capturing Fall Colors: An Introduction, and provides additional guidance for more experienced landscape photographers. This is an offsite program and transportation from the Garden is included. While the class is open to all photographers it is best suited to those owning a DSLR camera. Limit 10. Sunday / October 13 / 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Members: $82 / General Public: $102 DBG.ORG/ADUL ULTCLASSES 19

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Next Steps

Learn the keys to photographic excellence using digital cameras!

In this class, the focus is on intermediate photo skills and advanced set-up of your digital SLR camera. You will learn to take your camera off the auto scene modes and take charge of capturing images. Topics include creative use of exposure controls; auto focus options; metering and exposure; use of histograms and highlights; understanding the relationship between ISO, shutter speed and aperture settings; and image resolution and white balance. Hands-on assistance will be provided while setting up your camera for varying lighting and scene conditions. Shooting in the Garden is included, and students should bring photos for class critique. While all digital camera owners are welcome, this class is most appropriate for DSLR camera owners. Instructed by Robert McBride. Limit 10.

Getting Started This introductory class is ideal for those who are new to digital photography or simply want to create dramatically better looking images on a consistent basis. This class will walk you through how to use the different modes, dials, and settings available in your digital cameras for various shooting conditions and subjects. Topics covered include the basic rules of composition, general tips for making better pictures, and the use of auto-scene modes. Open to all digital camera owners. Some shooting in the Gardens is included. Instructed by Robert McBride. Limit 10. Sunday and Thursday / September 15 and 19 Sunday / 1 - 5 p.m. / Thursday / 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. OR Saturday and Thursday / October 12 and 17 Saturday / 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Thursday / 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Members: $70 / General Public: $88

HDR Photography Have you ever wondered if it is possible to make your photos look more realistic, with more visible details? Learn how to master High Dynamic Range (HDR), a technology that captures the full range of highlights and shadows. This four-hour class is divided into three parts, an introductory classroom portion, a hands-on session shooting in the Garden, and an editing session transforming your photos into HDR art. This class requires a DSLR camera and tripod. We also recommend that you bring your laptop with Adobe® Photoshop® or HDRsoft Photomatix Pro Software. Instructed by Jeff Lowman. Limit 10. Saturday / September 21 / 1 - 5 p.m. OR Wednesday / October 16 / 4 - 8 p.m. Members: $50 / General Public: $62 20

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Saturday and Thursday / October 5 and 10 Saturday / 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Thursday / 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. OR Sunday and Thursday / November 3 and 7 Sunday / 1 - 5 p.m. Thursday / 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Members: $70 / General Public: $88

Photographing butterflies is filled with both opportunities and challenges. For this class, we have exclusive access to the Marshall Butterfly Pavilion with its array of beautiful butterflies. Photography considerations include isolating a subject from the background, as well as controlling the depth of field, color and light, reflectivity, exposure and composition. This class requires a digital camera and a mid-range to telephoto lens. We also recommend bringing a macro lens and a monopod. Instructed by Christine Keith. Limit 10. Wednesday / October 9 / 8 - 11 a.m. Members: $45 / General Public: $56

Mastering Field Photography and Editing Understanding exposure, composition and how to best position yourself in the field are some of the key considerations in field photography. In this six-hour class, you will have the opportunity to analyze your own photos in terms of emotion, light, composition and craftsmanship. Participants will take photographs in the Garden and learn the art of editing raw images using Adobe® Photoshop®. This class requires DSLR camera and lenses, tripod and a laptop with Adobe ® Photoshop ® software. Students should also bring 10 of their best portfolio images to be critiqued in class. Instructed by Christine Keith. Limit 10. Saturday / October 12 / 1 - 7 p.m. Members: $75 / General Public: $94

Artistic Textures and Finishing Techniques What’s next after you have captured, adjusted, prepped and polished your photos? Photoshop® Elements offers a multitude of ways to add your own artistic touches to present photographs in creative, stylish and professional ways. Topics covered include how to work with photos and frames, add graphics and text to a project, adjust photos inside a frame and more. Participants must bring their own laptop with Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 8, or newer version, installed and six to ten of their own photos to be used during class. Instructed by Robert McBride. Limit 10. Wednesday / October 23 / 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Members: $45 / General Public: $56

Photography: Chihuly Exclusive Capture the magnificent and unique beauty of Chihuly in the Garden through this exclusive opportunity to take photographs of the sculptures. Photographers with all levels of expertise and equipment will be able to shoot along the Garden trails, using tripods and having unobstructed views of the installations. Photograph during morning twilight or evening hours for completely different effects. A photography instructor will be on-site to answer questions and provide tips. Tuesday / November 19 / 6 - 8 a.m. OR Wednesday / November 20 / 8 - 10 p.m. OR Tuesday / December 3 / 6 - 8 a.m. Members: $25 / General Public: $31

Limited availability. Reserve your spot at or call 480 481.8188. The artist permits and encourages photography of the artwork in this exhibition for educational and non-commercial use only. Dale Chihuly, White Tower, 1997, 16 x 6 x 6’, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Coral Gables, Florida 2006, Photo by Terry Rishel

Chihuly: Finding the Perfect Angle You will find the perfect angle and discover the best locations to make beautiful images of the colorful Chihuly in the Garden glass sculptures with photographer Rob Schumacher. Once the sweet spot is found, we will discuss lens selection and exposure options. This session will enhance both your vision and photography skills as you record this dazzling exhibition. Limit 10. Wednesday / November 13 / 6:30 - 8:30 a.m. Members: $35 / General Public: $44

Photographing Glass and Sculpture in the Landscape Reflective, translucent glass surfaces and large, textured, shiny surfaces bring special challenges to the photographer. Inspired by Chihuly in the Garden, you will learn techniques to photograph these colorful sculptures. Discussions will include pre-visualizing light and how to find the optimum hour of existing light to create effects. Discussion will include use of reflectors, filters, artificial light sources (including display lights, strobes and flashlights), composition and depth of field. Students should bring a tripod, a laptop with Adobe® Photoshop® or comparable software, and a card reader. Instructed by Christine Keith. Limit 10. Wednesday / November 20 / 2 - 8 p.m. Members: $75 / General Public: $94 DBG.ORG/ADULTCLASSES 21

photography and art Art Art of Sonoran Desert Beetles Beetles of the order Coleoptera constitute the largest group of insects on the earth, representing a quarter of all living organisms and a third of all animals. Come learn why beetles are such a big success story while creating a work of art. Select, draw and paint your own Sonoran Desert beetle collection using watercolor, colored pencil, pen and ink or graphite; and learn how to create iridescence using interference paint. Materials list available with online listing. Instructed by Elaine Hultgren. Limit 15.

Botanical Mandalas Originated from the ancient Sanskrit language, the word mandala is often associated with the infinite and our connection with our planet and environment. It literally means circle. In this class, students will draw inspiration from a collection of seeds, leaves, pods, flowers and live plants at the Garden, as they create botanical patterns that can be arranged and repeated on a mandala template. In this multi-media program, artists will choose a technique to render their botanical mandalas with line and color. Materials list available with online listing. Instructed by Elaine Hultgren. Limit 15.

Wednesdays / September 11, 18, 25 and October 2 / 6 - 9 p.m. Members: $75 / General Public: $94

Painting in Oils and Pastels en Plein Air Many famous French Impressionists portrayed natural landscapes by immersing themselves in their art as they painted outdoors—en plein air. Judith Spitz will guide students toward seeing the landscape as a whole and not just through pre-conceived symbols. Oil and pastel painters will learn important composition concepts as they paint outside in the Garden. Materials list available with online listing. Limit 15. Saturday and Sunday / September 21 and 22 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Members: $55 / General Public: $69

Wednesdays / October 23 and 30, November 6 and 13 6 - 9 p.m. Members: $75 / General Public: $94

Tree of Life Mosaic

Mottled Gourds

Mosaic—the art of creating images with ornamental glass collage—has been practiced since ancient Greece. Find inspiration in the Garden’s plant collections and get ready to celebrate Día de los Muertos by creating your own tree of life. The program will explore expert mosaic techniques using a mix of glass and ceramic tiles, mixed media and handcrafted tiles. All materials and tools included. Instructed by David Jarvinen. Limit 12.

Learn the art of manipulating dyes to create a beautiful mottled finish on gourd surfaces. Through the use of alcohol-based dyes, students will learn how to decorate gourds using a wide array of designs, from large and open to fine and delicate patterns. Participants will experiment on a gourd shard before applying the new techniques to a gourd bowl. All materials included. Instructed by Gail Aubel. Limit 12.

Tuesday and Wednesday / October 8 and 9 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Members: $123 / General Public: $154

Sunday / November 24 / 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Members: $90 / General Public: $112

Saguaro Rib Walking Sticks

Turn a gourd into a lantern and light up your porch with a work of art. Get ready for a bright Halloween as Paula Gregg turns your creativity on as you learn how to apply unique designs to a pear- or canteen-shaped gourd to create a luminous lantern. Many decorating ideas and references will be provided. Students will receive a gourd that has been pre-cleaned. All materials included. Limit 12.

The ribs of a saguaro cactus are surprisingly lightweight, strong and straight, and each has its own form and character. The saguaro is a protected species in Arizona, and this is a limited, unique opportunity to repurpose ribs of non-living plants, either from the Garden or kindly donated from private land. In this workshop, participants will use a saguaro rib and employ simple woodworking techniques, copper wire, polished stones and leather to transform it into a personal walking stick that is as beautiful to look at as it is to hold. No living saguaro will be used in this workshop. All materials included. Instructed by Shari Keith. Limit 12.

Saturday / October 26 / 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Members: $98 / General Public: $122

Sunday / November 24 / 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Members: $80 / General Public: $100

Gourd Lanterns Monarchs in Mixed Media Monarchs are one of the most loved and recognized butterflies of all time. This class will visit the Marshall Butterfly Pavilion for inspiration, then return to the classroom to create a butterfly art piece. A variety of plants, life cycles, wing positions and techniques will be examined in this mixed-media program. Demonstrations will show ways to use watercolor, colored pencils and scratch board singly or in combination. All levels welcome. Materials list available with online listing. Instructed by Lynn Reves. Limit 15. Sundays / October 6 and 13 / 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Members: $70 / General Public: $88 22

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Oh, My Lard!

Baking without Eggs or Dairy

Lard was once the go-to fat for frying and baking. It makes the lightest, flakiest biscuits and pie crusts. Despite the arteryclogging disaster created by mass production techniques—the addition of hydrogenation, antibiotics and preservatives to give lard a long commercial shelf-life—lard is making a comeback. Food & Wine magazine has called it the new health food. Return with us to the thrilling days of yesteryear as we make lard at the Garden. Instructed by Ken Furtado. Limit 15.

Learn how to bring moisture and flavor into simple, classic baking recipes without using eggs or dairy products. Join Chef Madelyn Pryor as she teaches us to craft perfect baked goods that are not dry and lifeless, without these traditional ingredients. This program is perfect for vegetarians, vegans, or those with specific allergies. Limit 15. Tuesday / November 5 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Members: $50 / General Public: $62

Saturday / September 21 / 1 - 2 p.m. Members: $35 / General Public: $44

Garlic Glory Cooking 101: Salads

Cooking with Local Honey Honey has been used as food, medicine and in beauty products for millennia. It is an ancient food and the oldest sweetener known to man. Find out what is in it, why it is healthy, how it is produced, and where to buy the best quality. Join Chef Rachel Albert as she walks you through a half-dozen delicious, honey-infused recipes—from appetizers, main dishes and salad dressings to desserts. You will also learn how to replace sugar with honey and use honey in simple home remedies and facials. Limit 15. Sunday / September 22 / 1 - 3 p.m. Members: $50 / General Public: $62

A salad course is almost obligatory at any meal, whether you eat it first, last or as a meal in itself. Many of the salads we enjoy today differ little from what was served at Roman banquets. There are many kinds of salads, from the green salads that gave rise to the term, to vegetable salads, bound salads, fruit salads, dessert salads and main course salads. All cooks need a few reliable dressing recipes in their repertory, in addition to a variety of robust and tasty salads. Instructed by Ken Furtado. Limit 15.

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, and so would the perfume of the stinking rose, as garlic is sometimes known. Join Chefs Jason Wyrick and Madelyn Pryor as they prepare a host of recipes using this healthboosting wonder food. Whether you love garlic for its health benefits, culinary tradition or simply its taste, this class will make you love it even more! Limit 15. Tuesday / November 19 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Members: $50 / General Public: $62

purchased separately after September 2 and subject to availability.

Sunrise Tai Chi A garden is the traditional setting for the ancient flowing movements of tai chi chuan, one of the most beneficial of the Oriental healing arts. Some refer to tai chi as meditation in motion. The movements improve breathing, reduce stress and stimulate the mind, promoting longevity and good health. What better way to start your day than doing tai chi at the Garden! All levels welcome. Instructed by Jake Mace. Limit 20.

Vegan Beans In this class, we will cover how to make your own bean dishes from scratch as well as when to cheat and use canned. We will discuss the different types of local beans and show you several different recipes featuring one of our favorite high-protein ingredients. The class will also discuss avoiding any traditional side effects and talk about how to bring out the flavor. This class is completely vegan. Instructed by Chef Madelyn Pryor. Limit 15.

Tuesdays / September 10, 17, and 24, October 1, 8, and 15 / 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Members: $14 / General Public: $18

Tuesday / October 15 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Members: $50 / General Public: $62

A land that combines many cultures and cuisines, Morocco is one of the most food-obsessed countries on the planet. There, instead of saying hello, people ask if you have eaten and what you have eaten. For good reason—Morocco’s food is excellent. Come on a culinary adventure with Chefs Jason Wyrick and Madelyn Pryor as they introduce you to tagines and more from the land of olives and apricots. Limit 15.

Give your family and friends healthy gifts without spending a fortune. Learn how to make memorable, mouthwatering gifts from readily available whole food ingredients. Chef Rachel Albert will demonstrate delicious recipes and tips for making, wrapping, decorating, packing, freezing and shipping your homemade treasures. Come hungry as you will be tasting samples of everything in the menu! The recipes that will be demonstrated are wheat-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, and mostly vegetarian. Limit 15.

Tuesday / September 24 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Members: $50 / General Public: $62

Sunday / November 3 / 1 - 3 p.m. Members: $50 / General Public: $62

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OR Sunrise Tai Chi, you can get 20% off if you register for all the classes in each series by September 1. Each package include six sessions for only: Members: $67 / General Public: $86 (price per package) Offer expires on September 1. Programs may be

Saturday / October 12 / 1 - 3 p.m. Members: $40 / General Public: $50

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Tapas and the Art of Nibbling

Sundown Yoga at the Garden

Tapa means lid. In old Spain, innkeepers would place a crust of stale bread on top of beverage glasses to keep the flies out. Later, some creative Andalusians added toppings of tasty morsels to those lids of bread, and tapas were born. When tapas finally migrated to North America, the fabulous tastes and complexities of Spanish foods were snapped up in tapas bars across the country. Join us at the Garden as we nibble our way into several tasty offerings that will inspire you to lay out a smorgasbord and invite your friends. Instructed by Ken Furtado. Limit 15.

Yoga is one of the oldest techniques that focuses on the body, mind and spirit connection to enhance health and well-being. You will be quietly guided as you lengthen your consciousness and listen to the sounds of the Garden in the warmth of the last sun-lit hours of the afternoon. All levels welcome. Instructed by Urban Yoga. Limit 20.

Saturday / November 23 / 1 - 3 p.m. Members: $50 / General Public: $62

Wednesdays / September 11, 18, and 25, October 2, 9, and 16 / 5:30 - 6:45 p.m. Members: $14 / General Public: $18 (price per session)


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Earth Sciences

Natural and Cultural History

Climate of the Sonoran Desert

Fall and Winter Warblers

Why is the Sonoran Desert the only place in the world where the famous saguaro grows in the wild? Learn how the unique climate of the Sonoran Desert’s bi-seasonal rainfall results in more plant species than any other North American desert. Explore how climate is affected by latitude, terrain and altitude as well as nearby water bodies and their currents. Instructed by Danny Foley. Limit 24.

Fall warbler migration brings lots of fascinating birds here, but identifying them is daunting to many birders. By learning to identify warblers by shape, behavior and habitat, you can avoid relying on confusing fall plumage. Appreciate the unique personalities of warblers as we move beyond the similarities in the color of their fall feathers. Students are encouraged to bring their own binoculars. A field trip to a restoration area is included. Transportation to the field trip site is not provided. Instructed by Tom Gaskill. Limit 24.

Tuesday / September 17 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Members: $25 / General Public: $32

Astronomy at the Garden Spend a celestial evening in the Garden as we explore the night sky from one of the best locations in the city for stargazing. We will walk to an ideal location in the Garden to explore and learn about the night sky in the Sonoran Desert, with and without telescopes. Instructed by astronomy aficionados Mike Wiles and Chris Hanrahan. Limit 24. Saturday / October 12 / 7 - 9 p.m. Members: $25 / General Public: $32

Wednesday and Saturday / September 18 and 21 Wednesday / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. / Saturday / 7 - 10 a.m. Members: $40 / General Public: $50

Birds of Prey: Hawks, Eagles, Kites and Falcons Arizona has an unusually great diversity of breeding species—many wintering raptors from further north— and is located on a major migration corridor for birds of prey heading south in the fall. This program will explore the ecological diversity and adaptations of Arizona hawks, eagles, kites and falcons. Techniques for identifying these birds, often seen in flight and at a distance, will also be discussed. As part of the training, a field trip is included and transportation is provided. Instructed by Tom Gaskill. Limit 12. Wednesday and Monday / October 16 and 21 Wednesday / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Monday / 7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Members: $60 / General Public: $75

The Red of History Cochineal insects produce a stunning red color that has been valued since ancient times. Cochineal dyes spread from the Americas to Europe after the Spanish conquest of the 16th century, and then to the Middle East. Today, textiles colored with this valuable dye can be found in collections all over the world. These color-creating scale insects grow on prickly-pear cactus right in our neighborhoods. This class will explore the history of cochineal, discover the science of cochineal in the dye pot, and uncover a few facts about cochineal use in products today. All materials included. Instructed by Judy Newland. Limit 15. Sunday / October 27 / 2 - 4 p.m. Members: $30 / General Public: $38

Thorns, Stingers and Fangs

Cynthia Donald, birding enthusiast and member of Desert Rivers, Maricopa, Sonoran, Tucson and National Audubon societies, leads this lively, interactive, in-depth program with sessions for both beginners and experienced birders. Start Birding with Cynthia Donald Designed for beginning bird watchers, this class includes five classroom sessions at the Garden and four Saturday field trips of varying lengths and locations. The classroom sessions and field trips will introduce students to a variety of resident and migrant bird species, explore a diversity of birding habitats, teach field identification techniques and highlight some of the Valley’s local birding destinations. Field trips will be held on October 5, 12, 19, and 26, transportation to field trip is not provided. Limit 20. Tuesdays / October 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 6:30 - 8 p.m. Members: $60 / General Public: $75

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Sonoran Desert Geology Lab From the beautiful red rocks of Sedona, to the copperbearing volcanic rocks of the mine country and the metamorphic peaks you may be hiking, the diverse geology of the Sonoran Desert is astounding. Learn the basic geologic skills necessary to identify and interpret the rocks and minerals of the Sonoran Desert and their unique natural properties. Instructed by Danny Foley. Limit 24. Tuesday / November 5 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Members: $25 / General Public: $32 26

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This class is a follow-up to Start Birding. Students should have binoculars and a field guide and be familiar with the use of both. There will be five classroom sessions at the Garden and four Sunday field trips of varying lengths and locations. Classroom sessions will focus on the natural history of birds, especially those in our area. Field trips will emphasize identification techniques and birding by ear. Field trips will be held on October 6, 13, 20, and 27, transportation to field trip is not provided. Limit 20. Thursdays / October 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 6:30 - 8 p.m. Members: $60 / General Public: $75

Arizona has a reputation as a place crawling with dangerous animals and plants. Despite all the hype, knowledge and common sense will keep you safe and sound while exploring nature. Wildlife biologist and naturalist Vincent Pinto will help you identify, avoid and even appreciate a wide spectrum of potentially dangerous species. Join us to learn the differences between truly dangerous animals and plants and those that do us no harm. Limit 24. Saturday / November 2 / 1 - 4 p.m. Members: $35 / General Public: $44

Animal Tracks and Signs Have you ever noticed how difficult it is to locate wildlife? Despite the rarity of close encounters with animals in nature, we stumble past countless signs of their existence every day. This secret language will be revealed in a fascinating workshop designed to improve your tracking skills. Using a combination of slideshows, displays and interactive activities, wildlife biologist, naturalist and tracker Vincent Pinto will help you build skills to identify wildlife by their tracks and signs. Limit 24. Saturday / November 23 / 1 - 4 p.m. Members: $35 / General Public: $44

The Real Snowbirds When the weather here is delightful, humans are not the only ones who head for Arizona. Goldfinches hang from the trees like Christmas ornaments, juncos make their tinkling calls like little bells in the grasses, other finches descend to the lowlands, and the exotic longspurs arrive at the sod farms. In this program, we will learn about our three species of goldfinches and other winter finches—the fascinating juncos, pipits and longspurs. Instructor Tom Gaskill will also provide some tips for identifying some of the trickier species. Limit 24. Saturday / November 23 / 1 - 5 p.m. Members: $40 / General Public: $50

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Best of Flagstaff

Pursuing Dragonflies and Damselflies at Q Ranch

This two-day tour features the best attractions in the Flagstaff area. We start with a guided tour of the Museum of Northern Arizona, followed by a visit to the gracious Riordan Mansion, built in 1904 and still richly furnished with original artifacts.

Dragonflies and damselflies, collectively known as odonates, are the new black of the animal kingdom. They are easy to locate and their brilliant jewel tones make them fascinating to observe. Pierre Deviche, professor of environmental physiology at ASU and a renowned expert on birds and odonates, will lead a group of intrepid explorers at the historic Q Ranch, a private ranch in the Tonto National Forest. It is an area of abundant wildlife and is rich in Native American Western Pueblo culture and early Arizona history. It is also off the grid with generators providing electricity, no phone or television service and minimal WiFi access. Three-day trip includes: s4WONIGHTSLODGINGANDSIXGOURMETMEALSAT Q Ranch Lodge s'UIDEDTOURSANDHANDOUTS s.O COSTACCESSTOTHE12ANCH0UEBLO s'REATWILDLIFEVIEWING INCLUDINGBIRDSANDELK s/PTIONALSIDETRIPSTONEARBYSITESOFHISTORIC and scenic interest

Ecotour of Raven’s Nest and Sycamore Canyon Join us for an unforgettable exploration of Arizona’s incomparable Sky Islands. Expert ethnobotanist and wildlife biologist Vincent Pinto will be your guide for an in-depth exploration of the Sky Islands’ diverse ecosystem. We will start at Raven’s Nest Nature Sanctuary, where we will search for intriguing wildlife, followed by a relaxed natural history trip to Patagonia Lake State Park. We will spend Friday night at Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico. On Saturday, Vincent will lead a walk through the sublime Sycamore Canyon. The pace of this trip is slow to moderate with a focus on learning. While most of the terrain is flat, there are some areas of moderate elevation and loose gravel with potentially unstable footing. Limit 10. Two-day trip includes: s%XPERTGUIDESANDEDUCATIONALPROGRAMMING s!CCOMMODATIONFORONENIGHTAT%SPLENDOR2ESORT (includes breakfast) s4RANSPORTATIONTOANDFROMTHE'ARDEN s4RANSPORTATIONFORALLGROUPACTIVITIESIN'ARDENVEHICLE s,UNCHON&RIDAYAND3ATURDAY Not included: s0ERSONALEXPENSES Friday and Saturday / September 20 - 21 Members: $330 / General Public: $495


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After a catered lunch at the 200-acre botanical garden of The Arboretum at Flagstaff, you can explore the garden alone or in a guided group. We stay at The Woodlands Hotel and dinner is on your own at one of the many restaurants in historic downtown Flagstaff. After dinner, you may visit the Lowell Observatory for a live presentation and a look at the night sky through their historic telescope.

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Saturday morning we depart for Walnut Canyon, a beautiful National Monument featuring cliff dwellings that were home to the Sinagua people 700 years ago. Then we travel along the Arizona Trail through Coconino National Forest to Mormon Lake, where we have lunch at the Mormon Lake Lodge, and return to Phoenix via Payson, arriving at Desert Botanical Garden by 6 p.m. Two-day trip includes: s2OUNDTRIPTRANSPORTATIONINALUXURYMOTORCOACH s0ROFESSIONALDRIVERANDTOURGUIDE s,ODGINGFORONENIGHTANDBREAKFAST s4WOLUNCHES s!LLADMISSIONS s"OTTLEDWATERANDSNACKS Not included: s0ERSONALEXPENSES s'RATUITIESTOGUIDEANDDRIVER Friday - Saturday / September 27 - 28 (roundtrip from the Garden) $395 per person, double occupancy $495 per person, single occupancy

Call Affinity Group Tours at 480 544.0144 for additional information and to register.

Explore Antelope Canyon and Glen Canyon Come with us to the frontier of adventure at Page and Lake Powell. Our trip starts with a visit to Wupatki National Monument en route to Page. Next, we tour the inner workings of the monumental Glen Canyon Dam after lunch on your own in Page. That evening, we enjoy a Sunset Dinner Cruise on Lake Powell. On Saturday morning, our Navajo guide leads us through the narrow slot canyons of Antelope Canyon. We have lunch at Colorado River Discovery and board the rafts for a float trip on the Colorado River. Sunday morning, we stop for a short hike to the Horseshoe Bend Overlook. Lunch is on your own in Flagstaff, arriving at the Garden late afternoon. Three-day trip includes: s2OUNDTRIPTRANSPORTATION s0ROFESSIONALDRIVERANDTOURGUIDE s2IVER RAFTTRIPWITHLUNCH s'UIDEDTOUROF!NTELOPE#ANYON s,ODGINGFORTWONIGHTSINCLUDINGBREAKFAST s$INNERCRUISEON,AKE0OWELL s!DMISSIONSTO7UPATKI.ATIONAL-ONUMENT and Glen Canyon National Recreational Area s"OTTLEDWATERANDSNACKS Not included: s0ERSONALEXPENSES s-EALSNOTMENTIONED s'RATUITIESTOGUIDES ANDDRIVER Friday - Sunday / October 11 - 13 (roundtrip from the Garden) $695 per person, double occupancy $795 per person, single occupancy

Call Affinity Group Tours at 480 544.0144 for additional information and to register.


education through g travel and adventure Lower Salt River Sunrise Float Trip Join us for this truly unique experience of floating down a free-flowing river in the Sonoran Desert. The Lower Salt River is a rare riparian habitat in a desert environment. This relaxing trip allows participants to experience a desert sunrise and view wildlife attracted to this oasis against the backdrop of the rugged desert, while learning about the cultural and natural history of a rare ecosystem. Price includes continental breakfast, professional guides, river raft, and safety gear. Limit 16. Friday / November 22 / 6:30 - 10:30 a.m. Members: $100 / General Public: $120

Willcox Weekend: Cranes, Wine and Archeology

Queen Creek Olive Mill Olives are one of the world’s oldest cultivated crops, and olive trees have been used for landscaping for hundreds of years. Now, growers in the Southwest are cultivating the trees for their oil. At the Queen Creek Olive Mill southeast of Chandler, visitors can see the trees, sample the many olive products produced at the mill, and learn more about this distinguished fruit. The Garden has arranged for a special presentation and guided tasting, not available to regular Mill visitors, by an internationally ranked olive oil taster. This will be followed by lunch in the picnic area in one of the olive groves and a short additional presentation. Relax and let us drive you there in a van, or meet us at the site. Friday / October 25 / 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Members: $67 ($82 with Garden transportation) General Public: $88 ($103 with Garden transportation)

Japanese Friendship Garden Tour and Tea Ceremony Escape to the Far East for this unique opportunity to visit the Phoenix Japanese Friendship Garden in central Phoenix for a specially arranged private garden tour and tea ceremony. This tranquil and beautiful garden, designed by landscape architects from Japan, features more than 1,500 tons of hand selected stone, footbridges, more than 50 varieties of plants, flowing streams and waterfalls and a pond with over 300 koi. Price includes roundtrip transportation, garden walking tour and private tea ceremony. For those self-driving to the program, please arrive at the Phoenix Japanese Friendship Garden by 9:50 a.m. Limit 12. Friday / November 8 / 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. OR Friday / December 6 / 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Members: $56 / General Public: $70

Urban Farm Tour Urban farming is becoming more popular as people strive for more productive and sustainable urban landscapes. We will visit several local farms to see how this concept is being applied to the Sonoran Desert. This will be an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of several significant city farms in the Valley of the Sun. You will hear firsthand comments from representatives of each farm about design, installation and maintenance. Price includes roundtrip transportation, and picnic lunch. Limit 12.

Each winter over 20,000 sandhill cranes gather in the Sulphur Springs Valley of southeastern Arizona. We will watch as thousands of these majestic birds fly in to their mid-day resting area—truly one of nature’s greatest wildlife spectacles. We will also look for wintering raptors, other waterfowl, and various land birds. Wine tasting at a local vineyard is also in the program, as well as a private tour of the Amerind Museum in Dragoon, dedicated to Native American cultures and histories. This weekend trip will be led by prominent author and naturalist Lynn Hassler, and Carlos Oldham, Garden docent and former president of the Audubon Society of Portland, Oregon. Limit 10. Three-day trip includes: s0ROFESSIONALGUIDESERVICES s4RANSPORTATIONFORALLGROUPACTIVITIESIN'ARDENVEHICLE s,UNCHON3ATURDAYAND3UNDAY s!MERIND-USEUMPRIVATETOUR s7INETASTING s3NACKS Not included: s4RANSPORTATIONTOANDFROM7ILLCOX s,ODGING Friday - Sunday / January 24 - 26, 2014 Arrive Friday at 2 p.m. / Depart Sunday at 1 p.m. Members: $250 / General Public: $295

Saturday / November 9 / 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Members: $60 / General Public: $75


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children and familyy education Look for the Children and Family category at dbg.or/childrenprograms.

Preschool Program: Seedlings A science-based enrichment program for preschoolers Young children discover the wonders of the desert alongside their caregiver in our nature-based preschool program. We use music, stories, arts and crafts, nature walks, movement, touch and observation to explore a new theme each week. Guided by caring and experienced teachers, Seedlings blends the Garden’s unique resources with imaginative and fun ways to learn about plants and animals in our desert backyard. Snack included. Babies in arms, packs or strollers, who are 12 months old or younger, are allowed with prior approval. Fall Session October 22 – November 22 Classes available for 3 - 4 year olds: Limit: 12 children each with an accompanying adult. Tuesday mornings / October 22, 29 and November 5, 12, 19 / 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Wednesday mornings / October 23, 30 and November 6, 13, 20 / 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Friday mornings / October 25 and November 1, 8, 15, 22 / 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Classes available for 4 - 5 year olds: Limit: 14 children each with an accompanying adult. Wednesday afternoons / October 23, 30 and November 6, 13, 20 / 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Thursday mornings / October 24, 31 and November 7, 14, 21 / 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Thursday afternoons / October 24, 31 and November 7, 14, 21 / 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Winter Session: January 21 – February 21 Spring Session: March 25 – April 25 Class Fees FULL YEAR All three sessions (Fall, Winter, Spring) Members: $270 General Public: $336 A 10% discount is available if you sign up for the full year in advance. SINGLE SESSION Members: $100 per ďŹ ve-week session General Public: $125 per ďŹ ve-week session For more information, please call 480 481.8123 or to register visit or call 480 481.8121.

Girl Scout Program: Desert Discovery Our Desert Discovery programs will create a fun and memorable experience for Girl Scout Troops as they learn about life in the desert. Girls will experience nature ďŹ rst-hand and will connect with each other and our desert community. Participants of each tour will receive a participation patch as they complete activities that help them fulďŹ ll requirements to earn Girl Scout badges. Registration required. Five scout minimum. Bountiful Butteries Scouts will learn about the life cycle and habitat of butteries and visit the Marshall Buttery Pavilion. Available select dates from October through May. Daisy, Brownies and Juniors are welcome. Program fee: $10 / scout and $10 / chaperone

Sonoran Survivors So little water! So very hot! Scouts will learn about the Sonoran Desert, and how plants and animals are able to thrive in such an extreme environment. Available select dates from October through May. Daisy, Brownies and Juniors are welcome. Program fee: $9 / scout and $9 / chaperone

Bugs and Beyond Insects and other invertebrates thrive in the desert. Scouts will explore numerous desert habitats while learning how to identify ďŹ ve different insect species. Available select dates from October through May. Daisy, Brownies and Juniors are welcome. Program fee: $9 / scout and $9 / chaperone

Desert in the Dark What is the desert like in the dark? Scouts will experience the Sonoran Desert at night while learning about the stars and nocturnal animals through this self-guided program. Available Thursdays and Saturdays from 7 - 9 p.m., through August 31. All levels of Girl Scouts are welcome. Program fee: $6 / scout and $6 / chaperone

For additional information or to register, please visit or call 480 481. 8121.


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children and family education Family Classes Create meaningful memories for the whole family when attending one of the Garden’s desert exploration programs. Kids, parents and grandparents alike will leave with a shared enthusiasm for plants and animals around us! These programs are designed for families with children ages four to 13, although children 17 and under are welcome. Limit 20 people per program. Price is per person.

Brushing Up on Butteries Fly through the skies with our favorite insects in this hands-on class that explores what makes butteries so special. We will search for these delicate creatures along the trails at the Desert Botanical Garden, construct our own colorful buttery, and ďŹ nish with a journey into the Marshall Buttery Pavilion. Saturday / October 26 / 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Members: $16 / General Public: $20

Dreaming of Dragonies

Special Excursion

Explore our desert oasis pond with dragony expert, Pierre Deviche, to see these ancient insects in action! Learn some amazing facts in the classroom, like how dragonies can see all around them but hear nothing, or how they can y so well but cannot walk. Forget the heat under the shade of our giant cottonwoods while becoming dragony experts.

Special “Kids in Nature� Excursion Exploring the Sea of Cortez March 2014

Spend spring break on the Sea of Cortez! Get your family together for an adventure vacation that is memorable and fun with activities for all skill levels. This is a great opportunity for grandparents to spend quality time with grandchildren as you explore one of the most biologically diverse marine environments on earth!

Saturday / August 10 / 9:30 - 11 a.m. Members: $16 / General Public: $20

Family Fairy Gardens Close your eyes and imagine the magic that you can ďŹ nd at the Garden this summer. You and your family will make tiny potted gardens perfect for the fairies that might visit during our hottest months. Help these tiny friends by planting a succulent tree or a mossy lawn. All materials provided. Saturday / August 24 / 10 - 11:30 a.m. Members: $16 / General Public: $20

DESERT BOOK CLUB – NEW SEASONAL SERIES Dive into the world of science and nature books with this new series. Authors and illustrators will join us to explore how we can use imagination, words and pictures to learn more about the Sonoran Desert.

Chihuly for the Family The shapes and colors of the mammoth glass sculptures on display throughout the Garden this year can inspire your family to create a work of art. We will walk through the Garden to view the sculptures in their natural settings and then return to the classroom for you and your family to use color, shape and texture to make a sculpture of your own. Saturday / November 23 / 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Members: $20 / General Public: $24

For more information, please call 480 481.8123; or to register visit or call 480 481.8121. Children and family education programs are generously supported by The Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation.

A Seed is Sleepy with Illustrator Sylvia Long Join us for a family friendly morning with Sylvia Long, the award-winning illustrator of many books and a non-ďŹ ction series that includes A Seed is Sleepy, An Egg is Quiet and A Buttery is Patient. We will examine seeds found in the Sonoran Desert, learn how to illustrate your own book, and ďŹ nish with a lively reading. Each family will receive a signed copy of the book. Additional books from the series will be available for purchase at the Garden Shop..


Saturday – Saturday / March 22 – 29, 2014 $2,995 per person double occupancy, Master Cabin $3,295 per person double occupancy, Commander Cabin

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Reserve your space with a $750 / person deposit before September 22, 2013.


Saturday / September 21 / 10 - 11:30 a.m. Members: $12 / General Public: $15


Join other families and Garden staff member Nina Grout on this educational cruise in the Gulf of California. Discovery is a daily theme on this island-hopping journey through wildlife-rich waters. Explore islands that are home to both plants and animals found nowhere else.

Call AfďŹ nity Group Tours at 480 544.0144 or visit afďŹ for additional information and to register.

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children and familyy education Volunteer Opportunities Teens in the Garden Sign up for our brand new Teens in the Garden (TIG) program. Meet other 14 to 18-year-old teens who love spending time outdoors exploring nature. Through the TIG program, teens will gain valuable life and college-readiness skills by participating in and designing citizen science projects.


Want to get your students excited about nature and science? The Garden’s guided tours are cross-curricular, hands-on, inquiry-based and lead students to scientiďŹ c discoveries through interactions with nature. Programs are designed for preschool through eighth grade and are articulated to the Arizona Academic and Common Core standards, making your trip fun and educational. Additional opportunities, such as visiting the seasonal Marshall Buttery Pavilion, are also available. NEW! Guided Tours

Science Enrichment Program: Learning Labs Join us to explore and understand the wonders of the Sonoran Desert this fall. Each month participants will take an informative hike followed by a tasty snack and a classroom investigation. Our uniquely designed curriculum blends hands-on, inquirybased learning with a dose of fun and is taught by enthusiastic Garden staff and volunteers. This fall we will learn about how and what animals eat, and how both plants and animals must constantly defend themselves. September, October and November will cover herbivores, carnivores and omnivores respectively. No pre-registration required. Meet at Admissions. Price includes one child and one accompanying adult. Adult participation is optional. For ages four to 13 September 19, October 17, November 21 / 1 - 3 p.m. Members: $15 / General Public: $20

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Nature as a Problem-Solver and Solutions Inspired by Nature offer complete curricula, including pre- and post-activities, that are not only aligned with Common Core standards but add Art to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities. The curriculum focuses on biomimicry, the imitation of nature’s best designs. It challenges students to use inspiration from nature to design models that will help solve human problems. The tours will complement the Chihuly in the Garden exhibit by providing an opportunity to closely observe art and design, while thinking critically about local environmental issues. For additional information or to register, please visitďŹ eldtrip or call 480 481. 8121. Supported by Act One Foundation, APS Foundation, The Arizona Republic, Blue CrossÂŽ Blue ShieldÂŽ of Arizona, The Boeing Company, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, Cox Charities, Coyotes Charities, The Dorrance Family Foundation, the Herbert H. and Barbara C. Dow Foundation, The Ferry Family Foundation in Memory of Ernest S. and Virginia D. Ferry, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Foundation,, GoDaddy.comÂŽ, the Maurice R. and Meta G. Gross Foundation, Intel, The Fred Maytag Family Foundation and Meridian Bank.

Join Garden scientists to learn investigation and collaboration skills to help answer real world questions. If you are interested in learning more about this exciting new program, check out the website at and RSVP for the free informational meeting (parents welcome). Saturday / August 17 / 1 - 2 p.m.

For more information or to RSVP for the informational meeting, please email Supported by the Herbert H. and Barbara C. Dow Foundation.

The Garden is a delightful, engaging place to volunteer. We are committed to providing our volunteers with ďŹ rst class training, continuing education that is fascinating and fun, and a true sense of purpose. Whether you are a Master Gardener, a plant novice, or an experienced “people person,â€? there is a place for your unique skills, interests and enthusiasm here at the Desert Botanical Garden. Every volunteer is asked to be a Garden member, and to participate in the orientation process. Most volunteer positions also require specialized training, which we provide once you are a volunteer. To get started, please visit our website at There you will ďŹ nd a volunteer application. Fill it out online, send it in, and we will contact you with dates, times, activities and opportunities. We invite you to join our spirited and hardworking team.

Discover Your Legacy Causes and organizations touch your life, offering joy, enrichment and meaning. Your charitable legacy can include these institutions and help preserve them for decades to come. So what do you love? What do you value, and what brings you lasting pleasure? We hope that the Desert Botanical Garden is among your favorite places and activities. A simple bequest or a gift of retirement assets can preserve and improve the Garden for your community, your children, grandchildren and future generations. Visit the Garden’s planned giving website at and scroll down to Planned Giving to discover ways to “Plant the Garden’s Future.â€? Need help? Contact Susan Shattuck, gift planning ofďŹ cer at 480 941.3507 or, for assistance. Discover and ensure your own charitable legacy.

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Desert Botanical Garden members receive a 20% discount on education programs. To become a member, go to Register Early

Adult Education Age Requirements

Advance registration is required for all education programs, and we regret that receipt of your payment does not guarantee enrollment. Your enrollment will be conďŹ rmed by email. Should your program be unavailable, your payment will be refunded.


Adult Program Registration Information Register online at or call 480 481.8188. For additional inquiries, email or call 480 481.8146 Monday through Friday.

Registration ConďŹ rmation You will receive a payment conďŹ rmation with your online order. Please bring this conďŹ rmation with you to the program. It will be required for attendance.

Adult Education Policies Refunds are available for cancellations made at least ďŹ ve (5) business days prior to the event (less $20 fee). No refunds are available less than ďŹ ve (5) business days and fees/registrations cannot be transferred to another date or program. s0ROGRAMSMAYBECANCELEDDUETOINSUFlCIENT enrollment. A full refund will be made in the event the Desert Botanical Garden cancels a program. s2EFUNDSwill not be issued for missed class sessions. s3PECIALRULESANDCANCELLATIONFEESMAYAPPLYTOTRIPS s!WAIVEROFLIABILITYMAYBEREQUIREDFORSPECIlC programs.

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1201 N. Galvin Parkway Phoenix, AZ 85008 480 941.1225 | THE MISSION OF THE DESERT BOTANICAL GARDEN 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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May – September / 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. October – April / 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Call Center / 480 481.8188 Daily / 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Recorded message / 480 941.1225

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The Garden opens an hour early every Wednesday and Sunday for members only.

Garden Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25 and July 4 September 29 / Open to Qualified Desert Council Members with Reservations November 9 / Open to Garden Fund and Patrons Circle Members Only with Reservations

Garden Closes Early October 14 / 5 p.m. November 8 / Noon November 29 and 30 / 4 p.m. December 1 - 23, 26 - 31 / 4 p.m.

Admission Fees August 1 – November 8 Members: Free Adults: $18 Seniors: $15 (60 years and older) Students: $10 (13 – 18 and college with ID) Children: $8 (3 – 12) Children under 3 are admitted free

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Garden admission is free the second Tuesday of every month from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Membership Helpline 480 941.3517 / 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday – Friday / June – September Daily / October – May

Members receive personal assistance with any membership questions, renewals or issues purchasing tickets for special events.

Plant Hotline Desert Plant Questions 480 481.8120 / Monday – Friday 10 - 11:30 a.m.

For information, tickets, special events and adult education program registration.

The Garden Shop 480 526.8891 / Daily 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. desertbotanicalstore@

Shop for distinctive gifts, books, home and garden decor, gourmet foods and unique desert plants.

Group Tours and Activities 480 481.8104

Garden staff and volunteers have the resources and expertise to help.

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Schilling Library

480 719.8600 / Reservations Daily / 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. Book online /

Visit the Garden’s newest destination! Join Chef Eldridge for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Patio Café

480 481.8133 / Weekdays 12 - 4 p.m.

Find information about plants and other desert topics in our special reference collection. For specific research, please call ahead.

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Chihuly In the Garden Admission Begins November 10, 2013 Advanced Reservations and Tickets are Highly Recommended Members: Reservations Recommended General Public: Tickets Recommended Adults: $22 Seniors: $20 (60 years and older) Students: $12 (13 – 18 and college with ID) Children: $10 (3 – 12)

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Dale Chihuly, Summer Sun (detail), 2010, 15½ x 13 x 12½’, Photo by Scott M. Leen

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FREE WI-FI is available in five locations within the Desert Botanical Garden: the area in front of Admissions, Ottosen Entry Garden, Boppart Courtyard, the Center for Desert Living Trail, and Ullman Terrace.

Children under 3 are admitted free.

Timed Admissions 8 a.m. - Noon, 12 - 4 p.m., 4 - 8 p.m.

PLEASE RECYCLE. Passing your calendar on to a friend is a great place to start.

Fall 2013 Garden Calendar  

Events, Exhibitions, Classes and Trips at the Desert Botanical Garden

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