Desert Botanical Garden
Gallery of PicturesIf you're planning a visit to the Phoenix area, you should plan on visiting the Desert Botanical Garden*. The same invitation should be extended to the local residents as many have never visited this jewel. It is located in Phoenix within Papago Park next to the Phoenix Zoo. Here are some photographs I've taken in the Desert Botanical Garden (DBG).
In the following pages you'll find pictures that showcase the basic grounds, the grounds during the blooming season, the flowers and the bees they attract, the butterflies, and other desert creatures you might see. I have another whole gallery dedicated to the seasonal butterfly exhibits at the Maxine and Jonathan Marshall Butterfly Pavilion.
The GroundsIn the background of many of these shots are the Papago Buttes. There are two of them, but only one is visible and it's the one inside Papago Park.
* Note that it's not Gardens. My assumption is it's singular because we can't afford more than one of them!
If you'd like a full-sized slideshow, click on any of the images which will take you to my Picasa site where you can launch a slideshow. The slideshow feature requires Shockwave Flash be installed.
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