Bruce Munro at Desert Botanical Garden
The Desert Botanical Garden (DBG) is one of my favorite attractions in the Phoenix area. No matter how often I visit, I’m always awed by the diversity of the desert. The Southwest is truly a wondrous place and there is no better venue to see such a unique display of Sonoran plant-life than the Desert Botanical Garden.
Beyond the featured cacti in their well manicured environment, the DBG frequently has special exhibitions on display. Sometimes on a grand scale, like the ambitious architectural installation of Dale Chihuly a couple of years ago. This year, famed UK artist Bruce Munro has infused (and installed) his artistic light extravaganza, transforming the gardens into an awe-inspiring spectacle. From the “water tower” installation made up of thousands of water bottles injected with light, to an entire mountain covered in a “field of light,” visitors will certainly be impressed. One thing that really stuck me was the type of lights being used, which seem unique and even one-of-a-kind—perhaps invented by Mr. Munro himself.
Bruce Munro is a British artist known for his immersive and large-scale illuminated installations inspired by human interaction. Mr. Munro uses stimuli such as music, literature and science within the interpretation of his installations.
The Bruce Munro exhibit is open through May 8th, so if you’re in the Phoenix area, don’t miss a chance to see this wondrous display at the Desert Botanical Garden.
If you’ve ever seen a Bruce Munro exhibit, or visited the Desert Botanical Garden before, please leave a comment below and share your favorite highlights. Suggestion: Prior to visiting the Bruce Munro exhibit, have dinner at Gertrude’s, the restaurant located right in the garden, it’s fantastic!
Desert Botanical Garden Bruce Munro Exhibit Information:
Time Period: 6pm to 11pm daily.
Ticket Prices: $25 adults | $12.50 children (3-12)
Address: 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, Arizona