Home » Events & Exhibitions » Las Noches de las Luminarias » Walk of Hope

Walk of Hope


Sponsored by:

MDACC Banner-Black-Transparent.png
Whether you are a survivor or have provided caring support for a loved one, most of us have been touched by cancer in some way. Luminaria guests will have an opportunity to honor and remember those in their lives who have battled cancer by leaving a tribute at the Walk of Hope.

“Found it so very touching that on a special night enjoying all the luminarias and music, I was also able to add a remembrance of a loved one on the ‘Walk of Hope’.”
~ Comment from a 2011 Luminaria attendee.

walk of hope-300x200.jpg


The Walk of Hope is a special, temporary interactive exhibit where Luminaria guests will be able to leave a tribute message on illuminated trellises that lead to a Palo Verde tree. 

Following our Luminaria event, the Palo Verde will be planted at the Garden as a symbol of ongoing hope, and the tributes will be offered to Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center in Gilbert.

Where will the Walk of Hope be located?

The Walk of Hope will be located in Ottosen Entry Garden near the entrance to the Desert Discovery Loop Trail.


As visitors enter the Walk of Hope, they will be greeted by Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center volunteers, who will help event guests write their personal message of hope and tie it to the trellises. No fee is required to leave a tribute.


poinsetta and lumi bag.png

The Walk of Hope, combined with the thousands of Luminaria bags lining the Garden’s paths, will be a beacon of inspiration. Considering the 40,000 visitors anticipated for the month-long event, we anticipate that thousands of tributes will be collected, making the installation a compelling testament to the power of hope.

The Garden is honored to join forces with Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center to present this meaningful experience at Luminaria. The cancer center, which opened in 2011 on the campus of Banner Gateway Medical Center in Gilbert, features a four-story Lantern of Hope constructed of water-jet cut metal and steel that is illuminated in honor of all those who fight cancer in their lifetimes. Its pattern incorporates the leaves and branches of the Palo Verde tree, which shelters plants and animals beneath its branches, reflecting the center’s role of caring for cancer patients and their families.

Purchase Luminaria Tickets



Garden community

Join the Conversation

Youtube-32x32 Twitter-32x32 Flickr-32x32 Facebook-32x32 Pinterest-32x32 Instagram-32x32 Dotted-border

Latest Tweet


See What's New

Latest Activities & Updates

How to Read a Plant Label

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.

Read more


Sent Bi-Weekly

Please fill out both fields