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Desert Conservatory

Temperature and light controls in the Desert Conservatory allow plants to thrive and bloom year-round.

Desert Conservatory Banner, Botanic Garden

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.

Docent-led Desert Conservatory tours are offered on Fridays at 1:30 p.m. throughout the year dependent on volunteer availability. Tours meet at the entrance to the conservatory.