The website of the Desert Botanical Garden is http://dbg.org/
Dale Chihuly is unique to the field of blown glass. His exhibits are world renown. And he has returned to the Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden. The 2nd Tuesday each month is FREE admission day.
Lets walk the garden and enjoy it more as a group. There are many blown glass displays throughout.
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.
Perhaps, we’ll start at the Desert Wildflower Trail. .
And then 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.
Then visit the Berlin Agave Yucca Forest, a dramatic display of plants from the agave, yucca and nolina families.
Then 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, and the 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.
Here is a trail guide
There are many beautiful photos of the garden on its facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/dbgphx#!/dbgphx?closeTheater=1
Here are photos from our previous trips:
Here’s the official wildflower infosite:
The garden closes at 4 pm, however we'll probably finish around 1-2pm and then some of us will optionally adjourn to Papago Brewery on the SW corner of McDowell and Scottsdale Rd. (http://www.papagobrewing.com/).
Due to the popularity of the exhibit parking may be limited or at least distant... allow time.