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An Arizona Sky


Set against the backdrop of the spectacular Arizona sky, the Garden’s living collection includes over 4,000 species of desert plants from around the world. 

Thursdays & Saturdays | 7 - 9 p.m.

Now through August 30


Bring a flashlight and join us for an evening of exploration! Flashlight tours are a sensory experience where you will see, hear and feel the desert night. More Info.

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A Summer Sunset


Summer is a great time to see a gorgeous Arizona sunset. Plan your visit today.

Summer Favorites

Night Blooming Flowers


One of the best parts of a desert summer is the night blooming flowers. Pictured above is Midnight Lady (Harrisia sp.). For more pictures of night blooming flowers, check Instagram and Pinterest.

Latest Activities & Updates

See What's New


Here we grow again!

summer renovations

Opening in Fall 2014 the Garden will introduce two new exhibits the Desert Terrace Garden and Lewis Desert Portal.  A small section of the Garden is closed for these renovations beginning June 2. All trails remain open and accessible to visitors through Stardust Plaza. Check the Garden's Facebook page for updates on the progress of the renovations.


Summer Heat Safety Tips

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When visiting the Garden during the summer, we recommend visiting early in the day or close to sunset when temperatures are lower. Check the local new stations for heat advisories. Be sure to:

  • Wear comfortable shoes: many of the Garden’s paths are unpaved. Download a Garden Trail Guide.
  • Wear hats, sunscreen and sunglasses.
  • Bring and drink plenty of water. Water fountains are also located throughout the Garden.

There are shaded areas throughout the Garden, stop along the way to cool off and take a break from the heat during your visit. Last, enjoy your visit to the Garden!


Maps, Trails, & More

Explore the Garden


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We look forward to seeing you!

Experience the Garden in a different way each time you visit. You can...

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For unlimited annual access and more, become a member today.

Please note: A small section of the Garden is closed for renovations beginning June 2. All trails remain open and accessible to visitors through Stardust Plaza. More info.


Tours & Activities

seasonal, individual, group and school tours

Experience and learn about the desert through a variety of tours and activities. The Garden's daily and weekly activities are included with membership or admission, and are designed to accommodated individuals of any age and groups of any size. Private tours are available for an additional fee. 


How to Read a Plant Label

customize your Garden visit

As a place of education, research, exhibition and conservation of desert plants, the Garden provides information about plants using many different techniques. One of these methods is through labels. These labels provide the Latin name used by the scientific community, its common name, where it grows and when it blooms.

You can customize your Garden experience further by downloading the Garden app. It includes trail guides, maps, garden tour, plant information and pictures, and a learning center that helps you care for your plants at home. You can download the app through iTunes for 99 cents.

The Garden app was developed by by Clarisoft & MuseumXP and Garden staff members.

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