Arboretum at Flagstaff, Arizona - Origins and Information


Desert Botanical Garden Information
The Desert Botanical Garden on the outskirts of Phoenix is home to one of the world's largest collection of desert plants living in a natural environment.

A not-for-profit organisation, it relies entirely on private funding and is committed to advancing excellence in education, research, exhibition and conservation of the world's desert plants - especially those of the south-western USA. Nestling amidst the brown sandstone buttes of Papago Park, the garden affords the opportunity for visitors to see a diverse assortment of plants like aloe, jojoba, creosote, barrel cactus and the rarer cristate. Together with the chance the chance to experience wildlife such as the desert spiny lizard and the gila woodpecker in their natural habitat. The Garden came to be thanks to a forward thinking collective of citizens who gathered in Papago Park in 1938 to create a botanical garden to aid the understanding, appreciation and promotion of the uniqueness of deserts - especially the Sonoran Desert. As such the Desert Botanical Garden has continued to be a testament to the collective vision since its very inception in 1939.

Links

Desert Botanical Garden official site: http://www.dbg.org View images from the Desert Botanical Garden by Richard Limb here. Misc images and info: Flora. wildlife, trees,

National Parks: Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon Info, Grand Canyon Map, Walnut Canyon, Walnut Canyon Info, Sunset Crater and Wutapki Monument, Sunset Crater Info, Wupatki Monument Info, Montezuma Castle and Well, Montezuma Castle Info, Montezuma Well Info, Petrified Forest, Petrified Forest Info, Painted Desert Info.

Attractions: Apache Trail, Apache Trail Info, Apache Trail Map, Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden, Desert Botanical Garden Info, Meteor Crater, Meteor Crater Info, Monument Valley Tribal Park, Monument Valley Info, Oak Creek Canyon, Oak Creek Info, Slide Rocks State Park, Slide Rocks Info, Taliesin West, Taliesin West, Arboretum at Flagstaff, Arboretum at Flagstaff Info. and Towns and Cities: Flagstaff and envrions, Flagstaff Info, Prescott, Prescott Info, Route 66 Info.



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