The AAA Five Diamond Fairmont Scottsdale Princess provides the perfect setting to enjoy al fresco living in the blooming Sonoran Desert. As with the Native American tradition, you'll live in harmony with nature through vast open spaces, lushly landscaped grounds, regal Saguaro cacti and a burning orange sun sinking behind the majestic mountains that will inspire and energize you.
Guests wondering about all those odd prickly plants they see in the desert landscape will enjoy the Desert Botanical Garden. Visitors can learn about 20,000 different types of desert plants gathered here from around the world. The ethnobotany displays on the plants and people of the Sonoran Desert Trail, for example, detail how the native peoples of this area turned the local flora into everything from food to shoes.
The Garden offers many ways to enjoy its scenery with specialized tours, demonstrations, concerts, family activities, seasonal exhibits, and an outdoor café and plant shop. A map of the trail is available as well. Visit the Concierge Desk for a brochure, map and driving directions.
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