Desert By Night: Summer Garden Flashlight Tours at the Desert Botanical Garden

Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New — By P. Escarcega on May 31, 2011 at 8:55 pm

Sure, things get kind of quiet around Phoenix in the summertime. Seasonal visitors are long-gone, and only the hard-core desert dwellers remain, burrowing themselves in the cool sanctuaries of their air-conditioned houses, cars, and office buildings. But at night, the temperatures dip slightly, and the desert comes alive.

The desert comes alive at night during the Desert Botanical Garden's Garden Flashlight Tours this summer. Photo:

Now through September, the Desert Botanical Garden is hosting Garden Flashlight Tours, a perfect opportunity to explore desert night life under slightly more manageable temperatures. This family-friendly series is held on Thursday and Saturday evenings, and invites guests to wander the garden with a flashlight, experiencing the sounds and smells of the desert at night. See night-blooming flowers, owls perched on Saguaros, and experience the unforgettable scent of creosote after an evening rain.

For more information, visit the Desert Botanical Garden website.

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