The website of the Desert Botanical Garden is http://dbg.org/
The garden is located on Galvin Parkway, north of the zoo, between McDowell and Van Buren. North of McDowell, Galvin Parkway is N. 64th St. South of Van Buren, it is N. Priest.
We’ll start at the Desert Wildflower Trail. .
After that we’ll head to the Succulent, and Cactus Galleries. You can explore the great diversity of form, texture and color found in this wondrous array of cacti and succulents from around the world, including hot and dry deserts, high-elevation deserts and coastal deserts.Both galleries allow for the comparison of the fantastic diversity and sculptural drama exhibited by these plants.
Then we’ll visit the Berlin Agave Yucca Forest, a dramatic display of plants from the agave, yucca and nolina families.
Then we’ll head out the Desert Discovery Loop Trail, the Garden’s main trail where you can learn the unique characteristics of desert plants from around the world. You can also access the Plants and People of the Sonoran Desert Loop Trail, the Sonoran Desert Nature Loop Trail, andthe Center for Desert Living Trail and The Steele Herb Garden.The Steele Herb Garden highlights a variety of desert-adapted herbs displayed in a Wildlife Garden, Picante Garden, Tea and Culinary Gardens, Sensory Garden and a Medicinal Garden. The Desert Discovery Loop Trail is about 1/3 of a mile.
There are many beautiful photos of the garden on its facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/dbgphx#!/dbgphx?closeTheater=1
The garden closes at 8 pm, and although one could spend days studying all there is to see, some of us will optionally adjourn to Papago Brewery on the SW corner of McDowell and Scottsdale Rd. about 3-4 pm (http://www.papagobrewing.com/).