7 - 9 p.m. | May 30 - August 31
Thursdays & Saturdays
Flashlight tours have begun and will continue through August 31. Join us for this sensory adventure where you will see, hear and feel the desert night. The tour is throughout the Garden. More Info.
the garden closes at 8 p.m.
Sunset at the Garden
The Garden is open until 8 p.m. so guests can watch a famous Arizona sunset.
Music in the Garden
Up Next: Pat Roberts and the Heymakers
Music in the Garden continues with Pat Roberts and the Heymakers on June 21. More info.
featured permenant exhibit
Berlin Agave Yucca Forest
A dramatic display of plants from the agave, yucca and nolina families located along the Desert Discovery Loop Trail. More Info.
classes & workshops
Learn at the Garden
Enjoy a full range of educational classes and programs for learners of all ages! Desert Botanical Garden offers a wide range of classes, with registrations taken on a first-come, first-served basis. More Info.
Desert Discovery Loop Trail
The Desert Discovery Loop Trail is the Garden’s main trail where you can learn the unique characteristics of desert plants from around the world. Key exhibit areas located along this trail. More Info.
Latest Activities & Updates
See What's New
June Gardening Tips
Keeping your garden green
June in the low desert is generally the driest and hottest month. Try to garden in the early morning or at sunset to avoid the intense sunlight. While many native and desert-adapted plants have numerous adaptations that enable them to live successfully in the desert, even they may need a little help to keep them healthy and thriving. Click here for tips on watering, fertilizing and more to keep your desert garden thriving during the summer months.
If you are new to gardening in the desert, the Garden offers a variety of classes that can help! View a complete listing of classes here.
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 exhibitions
- 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!
- The coolest time to visit during the summer is in the morning. Click here for more tips about visiting during the summer.
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.