Photo on left is of the entrance to the Desert Botanical Gardens of the chihuly plants. Photo on the right is of the “Water-Towers” by Bruno Munro. Photos taken by Alessandra Luckey.
The Desert Botanical Garden is holding a special exhibit until May 25th. The Bruno Munro: Sonoran Light at Desert Botanical Garden is attracting visitors from around the area to see the location in a new light.
When customers first enter the exhibit they are transported into a different place. As customers walk toward the ticket booth, they will see giant chihuly sculptures (as pictured above) that are in the shape of ginormous succulent plants.
There are eight separate exhibits throughout the gardens that include different fiber optics. The exhibits are “Field of Light,” “Saguaro,” “Temperate Zone,” “Water-Towers,” “Chindi,” “Beacon,” “Eden Blooms,” and “Fireflies.”
The first exhibit most people go to is the “Water-Towers.” This piece includes 58 towers made up of water bottles that continually change colors. The columns draw visitors in to see how the lights change into beautiful colors.
Once visitors leave the first exhibit, they can follow different paths around the gardens to see other amazing displays. While patrons walk, they can listen to music playing in the background and try to capture the beauty of nature contrasting with the lights on the ground.
Another major attraction for visitors is the “Field of Lights.” From the second patrons step into Desert Botanical Gardens, they can look ahead and see a hillside that is covered in lights. As they walk around giant saguaro cacti and other desert plants, they will approach the hillside that is made up of hundreds of different fiber optic lights.
While some of the lights change from warm to cool colors, others stay stationary. The display allows visitors to view the gargantuan desert plants while still looking at the wonder of technology.
Another memorable experience at the Desert Botanical Garden is the “Fireflies” display. This display allows patrons to walk through a garden that has multiple clusters of lights popping out of the ground. This display truly lets you feel like you are in another world.
This exhibit is great for people of all ages. Children and adults alike will get to see how amazing nature and art can be. The exhibit costs $30 for adults and $15 for children during the day, which this allows them to return that same night to experience the lights completely. For the night only experience, it costs $25 for adults and $12.50 for children to come.
The Bruno Munro: Sonoran Light at Desert Botanical Garden is open from 6 to 11 pm every day until May 25th.