Flowers are rarely observed after dark, except by fireflies and people with E.T. fingers. Successfully admire plants after hours with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a one-year Senita Club membership to Desert Botanical Garden (a $75 value).
Desert Botanical Garden nurtures over 50 acres of desert plants and welcomes more than 600,000 patrons to explore the botanical ranch each year. With the Senita Club membership, two adults get to introduce their children, grandchildren or adopted garden gnomes to Desert Botanical Garden's friendly flora as well as the leafed residents at more than 250 other gardens through reciprocal admission and discounts. Members also receive admission to the butterfly exhibit, members-only hours (one hour before opening on Wednesday and Sunday), and David Rogers' Big Bugs exhibit, which sees the garden populated with larger-than-life insect sculptures, including a giant spider with a 15-foot web. Several special events revolve around the exhibit, such as Big Bug Movie Nights, where families enjoy a bug-themed movie like Charlotte's Web or A Bug's Life amid Rogers' sculptures, night-blooming plants, and stars that are afraid of the sun.
With two free audio tours per visit, members can pace garden strolls to the cadence of engaging narration, and with discounts on Music in the Garden concerts, they can tango with flowers as they lean toward the direction of jazz, latin, and rock melodies. The full benefits of the Senita Club membership are listed on Desert Botanical Garden's website.
Desert Botanical Garden
A kaleidoscope of multichromatic blossoms and emerald leaves bursts from the soil, blanketing 65 acres of desert landscape at Desert Botanical Garden. Diverse walkways flanked by more than 1,200 types of cacti, succulents, and wildflowers educate visitors on the importance of protecting the environment and not hugging every plant they see. In addition to the garden's more stationary organisms, some of which go home with local green thumbs during biannual plant sales, numerous avian and insect species make their homes amid the thriving greenery.