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Desert Botanical Garden
United States of America - Arizona - Phoenix
Institution Code: DES
International Agenda Registration: N
BGCI Member: Y
About the Desert Botanical Garden
Nestled amid the red buttes of Papago Park, the Desert Botanical Garden hosts one of the world’s finest collections of desert plants. One of only 44 botanical gardens accredited by the American Association of Museums, this one-of-a-kind museum showcases 45 acres of beautiful outdoor exhibits. Home to 306 rare, threatened and endangered plant species from around the world, the Garden offers interesting and inspiring experiences to more than 300,000 visitors each year.
A charter member of the Museum Association of Arizona and National Center for Plant Conservation, the Garden is fully accredited with the American Association of Museums and American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta. It continues to build on its more than 70-year legacy of environmental stewardship, and has become nationally and internationally renowned for its plant collections, research and educational programs.