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 an Avant Garden Event for One, Held Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Up to $18 Value)
Weekly after-hours Avant Garden Events celebrate one global locale per week selected from the Design for a Living World, a collaborative exhibit from the Nature Conservancy and Desert Botanical Garden. Boppart Courtyard undergoes a new transformation each week to resemble such exotic destinations as Costa Rica, Australia, Alaska, and Hoth.
Cuisine and live music specific to each native culture underscore the exhibit's stories of consumer-packaging lifecycles and their impact on the environment. Ten prominent designers from the field display their sustainably re-created household items using sketches, models, and large-scale photography by Ami Vitale.
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.