Drawing us together - live, learn and fall in love with the flora of north mountain
North Mountain Visitor Center
12950 North 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85022
October - May: Open Daily 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Saturdays to 3:00 PM
May - October: Open Daily 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Saturdays to 3:00 PM
Admission to the exhibits is free.
This permanent exhibit of botanical art has been created by artists of the Southwest Society of Botanical Artists (SWSBA) working in partnership with the Conservation Alliance and the Save Our Mountains Foundation. On display in the Education Room of the North Mountain Visitors’ Center, these illustrations portray many of the Preserve's plant species, as identified by the North Mountain Plant Inventory Project. The goal of the inventory is to document the botanical diversity of the Preserve, and the goal of the SWSBA is to provide illustrations of the entire inventory of plants. Works in the exhibit will rotate as illustrations are added to the collection.
Accompanying the permanent botanical art exhibit are two additional displays: "Plant Pollination: It's More Than Birds and Bees" features works by Joyce Peters, and "Blending Art and Science" features works by Wendy Hodgson, Curator of the Herbarium and Senior Research Botanist with the Desert Botanical Garden and author and illustrator of Food Plants of the Sonoran Desert.
More information about the North Mountain Plant Inventory Project and selections from the exhibit can be seen here.