The Desert Botanical Garden is a 140 acres (57 ha) botanical garden located in Papago Park, at 1201 N. Galvin Parkway in Phoenix, central Arizona. Founded by the Arizona Cactus and Native Flora Society in 1937 and established at this site in 1939, the garden now has more than 21,000 plants, in more than 4000 taxa, one-third of which are native to the area, including 139 species which are rare, threatened or endangered. The Desert Botanical Garden has been designated as a Phoenix Point of Pride. The day I visited here it was actually raining, so it seemed I almost had the whole place to myself. I was able to take my time, and enjoy everything without crowds. I had not packed a umbrella, because well I was going to the desert, so I did not think I would need one, luckily was able to rent one for like 2 dollars from the garden. Well worth the money. I was able to enjoy so many plants and environments that I normally would never see. A place like this shows how life thrives even in the harshest conditions. Hope everyone likes the pictures.