Temperature and light controls in the Desert Conservatory allow plants to thrive and bloom year-round.
Construction Notice: From Oct. 6 through Nov. 21, the BioPark will be doing maintenance on the deck between the Desert and Mediterranean Conservatories. Both buildings will remain open, but watch for alternative entrances and routes to the northern gardens (Curandera garden, Camino de Colores, Japanese Garden, Heritage Farm and Cottonwood Gallery).
Its hot, dry climate supports a collection of plant life from deserts of the American Southwest.
Saguaro cactus and palo verde trees from the Sonoran Desert, creosote and yucca from the Chihuahuan Desert and elephant trees from Baja are just some of the incredible xeric-adapted plants on display.