This garden features the shrubby plants native to the local desert areas. The sticky resin of tarbush, the unique rainy-afternoon scent of cresotebush, and the piney smell of turpentine bush evoke the very spirit of the desert. The garden is immediately adjacent to the Museum parking lot and serves as an introduction to visitors entering by the entrance guarded by a large barrel cactus.
Overview of the Desert Shrub Garden from the parking lot, 22 May 2002. Photograph by A.H. Harris.
Last update: 24 May 2002.