The Desert Botanical Garden is a 140 acres botanical garden in Phoenix, Arizona. Founded by the Arizona Cactus and Native Flora Society in 1937, the garden now has more than 21,000 plants, one-third of which are native to the area, including 139 species which are rare, threatened or endangered. Of special note are the rich collections of agave and cacti. Plants from less extreme climate conditions are protected under shade houses. It focuses on plants adapted to desert conditions, including an Australian collection, a Baja California collection and a South American collection.
Dale Chihuly was featured at the Desert Botanical Garden with a stunning exhibition of his work.