To survive, plants must use their leaves to soak up the sun and their roots to tickle the soil until it forfeits its groundwater. See the struggle for yourself with this Groupon.
$9 for a Botanical-Garden Visit for One (Up to $18 Value)
General admission unlocks acres of desert flora and fauna. During a self-guided tour of the property, guests can visit more than 50,000 plant displays. From now until the end of April, the Philip Haas: The Four Seasons installation—designed by artist and filmmaker Philip Haas—dazzles with 15-foot fiberglass sculptures that were inspired by the paintings of Italian Renaissance artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo.
Desert Botanical Garden
Nestled in the Papago Buttes, the Garden features 50,000 desert plants from around the world. Visitors can stroll through the thematic trails to experience the Sonoran Desert.