Tickets Now on Sale to Members
Las Noches de las Luminarias is mere months away. Garden members can now purchase tickets for Luminarias. Become a member today to purchase tickets in advance!
An Arizona Sky
There is nothing more lovely than the desert after a rain storm. Pictured is the view from the top of the Sonoran Desert Nature Loop trail the day after a major rain storm. Plan your visit.
opening September 26
Next Friday the Desert Botanical Garden introduces a new exhibit presented by artist Joe McAuliffe. Fish Out of Water exhibit includes impressions of fish from local canals, rivers, lakes and ponds. The impression is done by using an ancient Japanese technique called gyotaku. Learn more.
From the Trail
Take a moment to notice how the different types of plants create dynamic views along the Garden's trails. Pictured from foreground back: cholla (Cylindropuntia hybrid ‘Red Teddy’), columnars cactus in the foreground are senitas (Lophocereus schottii), a lone saguaro and in the distance several organ pipes (Stenocereus thurberi).
Latest Activities & Updates
See What's New
Monarch & Milkweed Saturdays
new fall activity
Monarch butterflies are in decline and need our help. Come learn about monarch conservation and how you can take action each Saturday during the Mariposa Monarca Monarch Butterfly Exhibit. Each Saturday attendees will learn how to create their own Monarch Waystation, participate in a tagging demonstration in the Butterfly Pavilion and go on a butterfly walk with a naturalist.
- Every Saturday September 27 –
November 8 | 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
- Included with paid Garden admission. Free for members with current member ID card.
- No RSVP required. First come, first served. (Limit 25 people per walk)
Garden Shop Now on Pinterest
new on social media
Calling all Pinterest fans! The Garden Shop is now on Pinterest. Follow the Garden to see new pins of items available in the Garden Shop, both in the store and online, on a regular basis. New and seasonal items will also be pinned. Don’t forget to share your favorite Garden Shop purchase with us on social media, use #shopdbg.
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.
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 or Google Play for 99 cents.
The Garden app was developed by Clarisoft & MuseumXP and Garden staff members.