This morning my daughter and I visited the Desert Botanical Garden, a beautiful garden with over 50,000 plant displays showcased in outdoor exhibits. The garden has been dedicated to preserving the desert’s natural beauty for over 70 years. Each year almost 1 million visitors go to the garden.
We saw many beautiful cacti, plants, and flowers.
I grew up in Arizona and have seen Saquaro cacti every day. I’m still in awe of their beauty.
My daughter is fascinated by insects and was amazed by the Spring Butterfly Exhibit.
The butterfly exhibit is open for several months each year. We feel very fortunate for our experience today as this Sunday is the last day the exhibit will be open this season. The exhibit is full of hundreds of butterflies.
My daughter pointed out so many different colors and patterns.
Her best part of the experience was when a butterfly landed on her shirt.
There were many opportunities to see Arizona wildlife including lizards and birds. My daughter spent a lot of time watching a snail crawl along the edge of the butterfly exhibit.
The garden has many learning opportunities and is very family friendly. We enjoyed learning fun facts about caterpillars and butterflies.
The garden has several exhibits featuring local artists. They also host many research and educational lectures.
We really enjoyed our visit and will definitely be back!