Opening March 7
Coming Next Week
The Spring Butterfly Exhibit opens next Saturday, March 7. The exhibit will be open daily, 9:30 – 5 p.m., through May 10. It is $3.50 for general public with paid Garden admission and is included with membership. Details.
spring at the garden
Next in Bloom
With plenty of rain and warm temperatures, the wildflower season is coming soon. The wildflowers are already creating a carpet of green at the Garden. Follow the season on our Wildflower Infosite. The tracking begins March 1!
Up Next: Pick & Holler
Enjoy reincarnations of “old dead fiddlers and banjo pickers” with a unique and enchanting old time string band performance from Pick & Holler on March 6.
education at the garden
Spring Classes & Workshops
Center for Desert Living Trail
The Center for Desert Living Trail showcases ideas and strategies that demonstrate efficient, useful, sustainable and harmonious ways to work with nature in your yard. This trail includes the Steele Herb Garden and Edible Garden. Read More.
Latest Activities & Updates
See What's New
Scottsdale Artists League Returns for Spring Paint Out
Saturdays, March - April
The Scottsdale Artists League kicks off the 19th annual Spring Paintout Saturday, March 7. Fifty Scottsdale Artists League painters will be painting Garden scenes Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 3p.m., March through April 4. Guests are invited to come observe and visit with the artists. April 10, 11 and 12 the artwork from the Painout will be on display and for sale. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Garden and the Scottsdale Artists League’s Scholarship Fund.
Early Closure, March 2
Garden closes at 5 p.m.
The Garden will be closing at 5 p.m., with last admissions at 4 p.m. on Monday, March 2 for a special event. More information about early closures and tips for planning your Garden visit are available on the Before you Visit page.
Maps, Trails, & More
Explore the Garden
Planning your visit
We look forward to seeing you!
Experience the Garden in a different way each time you visit. You can...
- Wind your way amongst our scenic trails
- Take a tour
- Attend an event
- See our latest exhibition
- Learn from experts at a class
Need help planning your visit?
- Download a Garden Trail Map or take a look at the Before you Visit page.
- Don't forget water, sunscreen and a hat!
For unlimited annual access and more, become a member today.
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 or Google Play for 99 cents.
The Garden app was developed by Clarisoft & MuseumXP and Garden staff members.