ABDNHA Desert Garden

In the center of Borrego Springs the ABDNHA Desert Garden is a place of reflection and beauty, alive with plants, birds, and butterfiles, featuring plants from the deserts of North America and around the world. Stroll across a wooden bridge over a dry creek bed to enter a unique desert garden, artistically designed with creatively placed plants and interesting outdoor spaces. Trees such as palo verde, mesquite, and palms provide shade and shelter for birds, butterflies, and other desert dwellers. Hummingbirds are frequent visitors as there are often flowers in bloom. The main season for flowers is the same as in the rest of the Borrego Valley, March for annual plants and late March to April for cactus. One area has also been set aside for plants representing the agricultural history of Borrego Springs. Interpretive signs tell the natural history stories of desert plants and animals as well as local history.

A covered solar ramada provides a nice place for local residents and visitors to have a quiet lunch. Please take any trash with you as you leave. The garden is free of charge and open for public use daily from sunrise until sunset. The garden is available for small weddings and other events by special reservation.