I have had an on again off again love affair with the Desert Botanical Gardens since I first moved to Phoenix 8 years ago. the place is really a great idea and has the right intentions but I always feel a bit let down when I actually go.
The Luminaries are fun but there are just too many people being jerks. Seriously folks try to act civil and let people by when they say excuse me, oh and no shoving. You will be back in your BMW, where jerk status is encouraged and accepted, soon enough.
However I am now in love status again as Chihuly will be installing his famous glass works starting Nov 22, 2008 through May 31, 2009. If you don’t know who Chihuly is please have a look around. There was a special on PBS last year where he was hanging chandeliers over the canals in Venice and it was amazing.
As a member you get in Free and I plan on going as many times as possible. Entry is going to be broken up into three times through the day so that it doesn’t get too crowded. I plan on making the morning and evening sessions a few times to get some optimal photos taken.