Located in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona is one of the city’s most popular and illustrious attractions…the Desert Botanical Garden. No matter when you visit, you’ll be awed by the diversity of the Sonoran Desert. However, if you go now until May 18th, 2014, you’ll be dazzled by the outdoor Chihuly Exhibit. As you stroll the beautifully maintained garden trails, you’ll be wowed by the vibrant works of art on displayed, each thoughtfully created to enhance the desert garden setting.
Chihuly and his team are renowned for their ambitious architectural installations around the world. It was back in 2001 when Chihuly had the audacious idea to display delicate works of glass art in an outdoor setting. For more than a decade now, Chihuly’s ever-changing outdoor display tours the best gardens around the world. This is the second time the Chihuly Exhibit has been on display at the Desert Botanical Garden and I can tell you that is certainly worth a visit. My recommendation is to go in the late afternoon so that you can see the exhibit in both the daylight, as well as the evening. As soon as night falls, the exhibit is transformed as strategically placed lights accentuate details of the glass that can be minimized during the day.
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Desert Botanical Garden Chihuly Exhibit Information:
Time Periods: There are three time periods per day to choose from: 8 a.m. – Noon / 12 – 4 p.m. / 4 – 8 p.m.
Ticket Prices: Adult: $22, Senior: $20, Student: $12, Child: $10
After Dark: Special day/times 8pm-midnight March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 | April 5, 12 and 19
Address: 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, Arizona
Website: Desert Botanical Garden