Dimmitt Desert Plant Conservatory Guided Tours

Tour the Mark Dimmitt Desert Plant Conservatory and learn about the collection of wild and weird plants inspired by renowned botanist Mark Dimmitt, whose support and role in the evolution of this collection has helped enrich its educational value. This hidden garden creates an inspiring environment for all to appreciate and learn about some of the most unusual, vibrant, and fascinating plants found in arid climates.


As part of the Campus Arboretum’s 20th Anniversary Celebrations, the conservatory will be open to the public for tours. The tours will be hosted by the undergraduate students who created the collection and the associated plant care resources found online.



Six guided tours will be offered on two separate dates in October, 2022. Tour times will be:

Oct. 1st at 10:00am

Oct. 1st at 12-noon

Oct. 1st at 2:00pm

Oct. 29th,  2022 at 10:00am

Oct. 29th,  2022 at 12-noon

Oct. 29th,  2022 at 2pm.

To RSVP or for more information, e-mail:  infoarboretum@cals.arizona.edu


For a sneak peek, visit: uaplantscienceclub.com/conservatory.html 





Saturday, October 29, 2022 - 10:00 to 14:00