Shakespeare at the Garden
Now through May 24
Southwest Shakespeare Company presents the world premiere of Spellbound, A Musical Fairy Tale, an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Cymbeline at the Garden through May 24. Buy Tickets.
The night blooming cactus are beginning to flower throughout the Garden. Pictured is an Echinopsis thelogona located along Desert Discovery Loop Trail in Stardust Plaza.
Up Next: Jaleo
Jaleo will be performing at Ullman Terrace this week. Join them as they explore their multicultural influences while delivering a performance that will have guests dancing all night long.
Learn about the relationship between plants and people along the Plants and People of the Sonoran Desert Trail, one of the largest exhibits of its kind.
plan your summer
Summer Camp Fun
Summer is just around the corner! Are you ready? We will be offering several summer camps this year. Camps will be offered May through June. Register today.
Latest Activities & Updates
See What's New
Now at the Garden Shop
The Garden Shop’s new Kids Cacti Collection is out just in time for Flashlight Tours, beginning this Saturday, May 23. Get everything you need to tour the Garden from color-changing mood cups to backpacks, notebooks, and pencils. Purchase the collection in-store or order online. If you select “In Store Pickup” as your shipping method when checking out online, the Garden Shop will have your order ready when you arrive for Flashlight Tours.
New Classes & Workshops
Summer classes and workshops are now online. Learn about low-desert gardening, hone your photography skills, make a delectable dish and much more. There are several package deals that are only available through June 8, don't delay!
Flashlight Tours Begin May 23
Thursdays & Saturdays, May 23 - September 5
Flashlight Tours are just around the corner. Explore and learn about the desert at night during this sensory experience. Visit a variety of discovery stations located throughout the Garden during the self-paced tour. Attending is included with membership or paid Garden admission and perfect for families and children of all ages. Tours begin May 23 and will be every Thursday and Saturday through September 5 (except for July 4). More information.
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!
- Pardon our dust! Beginning June 1st a small portion of the Desert Discovery Loop Trail near historic Webster Center will be closed for renovation. A new exhibit, the Heritage Garden, will open in Fall 2015. Each of the Garden’s five trails will remain open throughout the renovation process.
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.