Desert Botanical Garden progresses on $20M worth of new facilities

Oct 8, 2023, 5:45 AM

Construction has started on the second phase of redevelopment at Desert Botanical Garden, including...

Construction has started on the second phase of redevelopment at Desert Botanical Garden, including the Hazel Hare Center for Plant Science. A rendering shows what the redevelopment will comprise at full buildout. (Colab Studio Rendering)

(Colab Studio Rendering)

The Desert Botanical Garden has been working for about a decade with coLAB studio llc and 180 Degrees Design + Build to bring $20 million worth of new buildings to its campus in Phoenix — including a new gallery space for plant and art exhibits.

The second phase of the ambitious redevelopment project has been underway since late August.

In 2014, Tempe-based coLAB studio and Phoenix-based 180 Degrees Design were selected to produce a master plan to rebuild the 85,000-square-foot Hazel Hare Center for Plant Science campus.

Kimberlie McCue, chief science officer at the Desert Botanical Garden, said the existing buildings had served the garden for more than 30 years and needed to be replaced. Desert Botanical Garden is located on North Galvin Parkway, north of the Loop 202.

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Desert Botanical Garden progresses on $20M worth of new facilities