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Fall begins with the opening of two exhibits: Fish Out of Water on September 26 and Mariposa Monarca Monarch Butterfly Exhibit on September 27. The festivities continue with Music in the Garden on October 3.  

Now - January 4, 2015

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Fish Out of Water

This new exhibit showcases McAuliffe's impressions of fish from local canals, rivers, lakes and ponds created using the ancient Japanese technique of gyotaku.
Now - November 23, 2014

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Mariposa Monarca Monarch Butterfly Exhibit

This engaging exhibit features the life cycle and migration patterns of the monarch butterfly and the environmental threats and conservation efforts that surround it.
Now - November 8, 2014

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NEW! Monarch and Milkweed Saturdays

Love the Mariposa Monarca Monarch Butterfly Exhibit? Did you know that monarch butterflies are in decline? Join us Saturdays to learn more and what you can do to help.
October 3, 2014

Music in the Garden: Fall Concert Series

Flamenco Por La Vida: presenting the art of flamenco

General $25.00
Member $20.00
Event Flamenco Por La Vida 10/3/14
Date 10/03/2014
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$25.00
 
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Since 2009 Flamenco Por La Vida has been captivating Arizona audiences with their fiery Flamenco dance methods and music.
October 9, 2014

Patrons Circle Members Event

Fall Plant Sale Preview and Reception

Patrons Circle members are invited to enjoy a casual picnic supper and drinks while shopping for fabulous plants at the Garden’s Fall Plant Sale.
October 10, 2014

Music in the Garden: Fall Concert Series

Bad Cactus Brass Band

General $25.00
Member $20.00
Event Bad Cactus Brass Band 10/10/14
Date 10/10/2014
Quantity
$25.00
 
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Experience the funky flair and festive atmosphere that has quickly turned the Bad Cactus Brass Band into a Garden favorite
October 10, 2014 - October 12, 2014

Bi-Annual Plant Sale

The Desert Botanical Garden Plant Sale is a one-stop shopping experience featuring the largest variety of arid-adapted plants available in one location.
General $18.00
Member $15.00
Event Fish Out of Water Lecture 10/16/14
Date 10/16/2014
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$18.00
 
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Join artist Joe McAuliffe to hear about his practice of the fascinating art form of gyotaku and how it has influenced his perceptions of science, art and other dimensions of the human experience.
Patrons Circle members are invited to enjoy a pre-lecture private reception with artist Joe McAuliffe, whose exhibit of gyotaku impressions of fish from local waterways runs through January 4 in the Ottosen Gallery.
October 17, 2014

Music in the Garden: Fall Concert Series

Turning Point

SOLD OUT.
The Central Arizona Cactus and Succulent Society encourages the appreciation, study and growing of cacti and other succulents.
October 23, 2014 - October 26, 2014

Fall Festival

The Great Pumpkin Festival

Find that special pumpkin at Desert Botanical Garden's Great Pumpkin Festival, which includes the Amazing Hay Bale Maze, petting zoo, crafts and ...
October 24, 2014 - November 2, 2014

Dí­a de los Muertos Celebration

Exhibition of Ofrendas

View Ofrenda or Offering installations by local and renowned artists at the Garden.
October 24, 2014

Music in the Garden: Fall Concert Series

The Sugar Thieves

SOLD OUT.
October 30, 2014

Día de los Muertos Celebration

Cuisine and Culture of Día de los Muertos

General $69.00
Member $55.00
Event Cuisine and Culture of DDLM 10/30/14
Date 10/30/2014
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$69.00
 
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Join us for a deliciously interactive evening as we unveil the secrets and cultural traditions of Día de los Muertos.
October 31, 2014

Music in the Garden: Fall Concert Series

Tro De Mambo

General $25.00
Member $20.00
Event Tro De Mambo 10/31/14
Date 10/31/2014
Quantity
$25.00
 
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Charismatic front man Mitchell De La Cruz ignites the Ullman Terrace stage backed by seasoned musicians delivering a performance true to their Dominican roots.
November 1, 2014 - November 2, 2014

12th Annual

Día de los Muertos

The Garden is celebrating its 12th annual Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, with a variety of activities. Join us for this colorful tradition, celebrated throughout the American Southwest, Latin America and Mexico, that honors departed loved ones in a festival setting.
November 2, 2014

Día de los Muertos Celebration

La Procesíon - Afternoon Procession

The Día de los Muertos festivities at the Garden concludes with La Procesión or Procession. This year, La Procesión will feature new elements as well as the traditions of placing candles at the memorial triptych, honoring loved ones, and enjoying traditional music and dance.
November 7, 2014 - November 9, 2014

New Time!

Chiles & Chocolate

Delight your taste buds with indulgent gourmet chocolates, zesty salsas and other unique southwestern treats.
November 7, 2014

Music in the Garden: Fall Concert Series

Mike Eldred Trio

General $25.00
Member $20.00
Event Mike Eldred Trio 11/7/14
Date 11/07/2014
Quantity
$25.00
 
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After being warmly welcomed at their debuted performance at Music in the Garden last year, “best unknown guitarist” Mike Eldred is excited to come back to the Ullman stage.
November 13, 2014

Special Speaker: Georgina Mace, PhD, FRS, CBE

Accounting for Nature: Past, Present and Future

Professor Georgina Mace is director of the Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research at University College London. Mace will discuss the irreplaceable benefits people gain from nature such as clean water, productive soils, an equable climate, aesthetics and health.
November 14, 2014

Music in the Garden: Fall Concert Series

Dmitri Matheny Group

General $25.00
Member $20.00
Event Dmitri Matheny Group 11/14/14
Date 11/14/2014
Quantity
$25.00
 
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See local jazz favorite, Dmitri Matheny Group, take the stage for their debut performance at Music in the Garden.
November 16, 2014

Come. Sit. Play

Dogs' Day in the Garden

The Garden has gone to the dogs! Take advantage of this special opportunity to bring the whole family, dogs included, to the Garden. Spend time in the “doghouse” with vendors sampling the best dog food and treats.
November 21, 2014

Music in the Garden: Fall Concert Series

Big Nick and the Gila Monsters

General $25.00
Member $20.00
Event Big Nick and the Gila Monsters 11/21/14
Date 11/21/2014
Quantity
$25.00
 
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Don’t miss captivating front man Big Nick backed by his masterful musicians as they perform fan favorites from their eclectic blues catalogue.
The Central Arizona Cactus and Succulent Society encourages the appreciation, study and growing of cacti and other succulents.
December 10, 2014

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Phoenix Boys Choir Holiday Performance - Wednesday

General $25.00
Member $20.00
Event Phoenix Boys Choir Concert 12/10/14
Date 12/10/2014
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Celebrate the season with a special winter choral by the Phoenix Boys Choir presented in collaboration with the Desert Botanical Garden.
December 11, 2014

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Phoenix Boys Choir Holiday Performance - Thursday

General $25.00
Member $20.00
Event Phoenix Boys Choir Concert 12/11/14
Date 12/11/2014
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$25.00
 
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Celebrate the season with a special winter choral by the Phoenix Boys Choir presented in collaboration with the Desert Botanical Garden.

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