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Get ready to get inspired amid the natural wonders of the desert with Desert Botanical Garden’s educational classes, trips, camps and resources for children, adults and teachers. Connect with the desert like never before with:


Learn more about the Garden’s many educational opportunities:

Adult Classes & Trips

Browse and find the classes that interest you most like photography, cooking, gardening and more. We also offer Your Desert Home – A Gardening Program. This program is designed for the home hobbyist interested in plants and is geared toward those wanting to learn more about low-desert gardening and techniques. View Adult Education Cancellation and Refund Policies

Kids Camps & Programs

Learn about the Garden’s enriching Seedlings Preschool, register for kids camps, discover the fun of learning labs or register to become a teen volunteer.

Field Trips & Self-Guided Tours

Give students and kids of all ages an unforgettable hands-on learning experience with one of the Garden’s many field trips and self-guided tours.

Digital Learning for Students and Teachers

Learn about the desert from your computer, download teaching materials, explore a virtual habitat and more.

Desert Landscape School

Receive in-depth training in horticultural techniques and landscaping.


Find out more about our scholarships for graduate and advanced undergraduate students.

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Visiting the Garden

The great weather, spring break and the Chihuly in the Garden exhibition are all helping the Garden to sell out. You most likely will be turned away if we are sold out and you don’t have tickets. 

If you plan to visit the Garden, we strongly encourage you to purchase your tickets ahead of time online. It’s fast, easy and you have three options for tickets:

1) you can print them at home and bring them with you;
2) you can write down your confirmation number and bring it with you to the admission window;
3) you can give your name at the admission window and we can look up the order. 

We hope you will visit soon.


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