Celebrate the season with a special winter choral by the Phoenix Boys Choir presented in collaboration with the Desert Botanical Garden. This performance will feature a musical celebration of holiday traditions.
The Desert Botanical Garden is featuring a fantastic variety of talented artist for the Fall Music in the Garden concert series. Enjoy performances from local bands at the always stunning Ullman Terrance stage.
Mariposa Monarca, a live monarch butterfly exhibit, returns this fall to the Desert Botanical Garden. Come surround yourself with hundred of live monarchs at Mariposa Monarca. New this year - our Monarch Waystation - an area that is planted to attract monarch on their journey.
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.
The Desert Botanical Garden Plant Sale is one stop shopping experience featuring the largest variety of arid-adapted plants available in one location. This sale will have our largest selection ever, with many new and unusual plants of all sizes.
This fall 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.
Spicy decadence awaits you this fall at the Desert Botanical Garden! Enjoy the sweet life while spending an afternoon—or a weekend—sampling your way through the outdoor beauty of one of Phoenix’s natural gems.
The Valley’s best holiday event comes to life at the Garden with more than 8,000 hand-lit luminaria bags and musical groups. It’s the perfect holiday event to share with family, friends and out-of-town guests. This year’s event features Southwest elegance and the beauty of the Garden at night.
The Desert Botanical Garden announces the return of its popular summer Flashlight Tours. Flashlight Tours are held Thursdays and Saturdays from May 24 – August 30, 2014. All tours begin at 7:00 p.m. Flashlight Tours are included with Garden membership or with paid Garden admission.
The Desert Botanical Garden has partnered with Relumination, LLC, the energy-efficient lighting solutions company, to update both interior and exterior lighting to significantly reduce energy and maintenance costs. As a result, the Garden expects to reduce lighting energy consumption by 74%, saving an estimated $30,000 annually.
FairyWorlds!, a new adaptation of Shakespeare’s immortal A Midsummer Night’s Dream, produced by Southwest Shakespeare Company in partnership with Desert Botanical Garden, will be held May 15 - 18, 22 - 25, 29 - June 1, 2014.
For several years Hodgson, a Senior Research Botanist and Herbarium Curator at the Garden has been searching for new plant species in the Grand Canyon of Arizona. The team’s discovery of a hitherto unknown flowering plant in one section of the Grand Canyon is described in a recent article in Brittonia, a journal devoted to systematic biology.
Visit the Desert Botanical Garden’s Annual Spring Plant Sale to view the largest variety of desert-adapted plants in one location. The plant sale is open to the general public on Saturday, March 15 from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, March 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Garden’s popular Spring Butterfly Exhibit in the Marshall Butterfly Pavilion returns for its 11th year during the months of March, April and May. The Spring Butterfly Exhibit is open March 1 – May 11, 2014. Hours are 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily. Visitors can expect to see hundreds of butterflies housed in a spacious 36-by-80-foot flight enclosed lush garden that recreates a habitat most appealing to these fragile fliers.
The Desert Botanical Garden’s Wildflower Info Site returns to provide up-to-date reports on desert wildflower blooms in central and southern Arizona. The site, a collaborative effort by 21 parks and gardens, is live during the months of March and April at www.dbg.org/wildflowers.
Agave on the Rocks returns to the Desert Botanical Garden on Friday, March 28, 2014, with gourmet cuisine prepared by renowned Valley chefs, an eclectic mix of Latin inspired music and of course, margaritas.
Breakfast with the Butterflies returns to delight children and adults alike. This wonderful event provides parents and children an opportunity to participate in a family activity celebrating the start of spring and the opening of the Spring Butterfly Exhibit.
Desert Botanical Garden’s Corks & Cactus returns in 2014 as a two-day festival on Saturday, Saturday, February 22, 2014 and Sunday, February 23, 2014 from 12 - 4 p.m. Corks & Cactus is the Garden’s premier wine event where guests can sample a variety of wines from different regions of the world and to talk with representatives from the different wineries.
The Desert Botanical Garden is proud to bring another season of spectacular talent to the Music in the Garden Springconcert series. Situated at the base of a saguaro-lined butte Music in the Garden pairs great live local bands with the most enchanting venue in the Valley.
The Desert Botanical Garden is hosting a job fair Saturday, August 17 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Job seekers are invited to learn more about exciting job openings at the Garden including positions supporting the upcoming exhibit Chihuly in the Garden.
Now there is a greener way to get to the Desert Botanical Garden! In June 2013, the Phoenix City Council unanimously voted to add the Desert Botanical Garden as a direct stop for Valley Metro Bus riders. Service began July 22, 2013.
500+ Public Gardens Join Nationwide Join the American Public Gardens Association and Rain Bird In Celebrating an Annual Day of Awareness That Honors the Role Public Gardens Play in Promoting Plant and Water Conservation, Education and Environmental Leadership
The Central Arizona Cactus and Succulent Society (CACSS) Show and Sale returns to the Desert Botanical Garden, Friday, April 5 – Sunday, April 7, 2013. Visitors will see amazing, beautiful and bizarre examples of cacti and succulents as members of the CACSS display potted specimens of desert plants from around the world.
Gertrude’s, the much-anticipated full-service restaurant at the Desert Botanical Garden, opened late January 2013. Reservations can be made through Open Table (www.opentable.com) or by calling Gertrude’s at 480.719.8600. Garden admission is not required to dine at Gertrude’s. Hours are Monday – Sunday from 8a–9p.
Gertrude’s, the much-anticipated restaurant at the Desert Botanical Garden, is on track to open January 2013. Gertrude’s will offer the Desert Botanical Garden members, patrons and general public a fresh new food experience focusing on ingredients directly from the farm and pasture to the plate.
The Desert Botanical Garden is pleased to present Whispers of a New World: Sculpture by Carolina Escobar. The exhibit will be on display along the Desert Discovery Loop Trail, The Harriet K. Maxwell Desert Wildflower Trail and in Ottosen Gallery October 5, 2012 through May 27, 2013. The exhibit is included with paid Garden admission.
The Desert Botanical Garden is pleased to present a monumental installation of The Four Seasons, a set of four fifteen-foot fiberglass sculptures by American artist and film-maker Philip Haas. The installation will be on display in the Garden’s Stardust Foundation Plaza from October 26, 2012 – April 28, 2013.
Ballet Arizona, in collaboration with Desert Botanical Garden, is proud to introduce: Topia, a world premiere production by Ballet Arizona’s Artistic Director Ib Andersen. Performances of Topia are scheduled for May 2 – 26, 2012 at the Desert Botanical Garden during sunset.
The Desert Botanical Garden is pleased to announce the installation of a Wi-Fi network covering locations that are natural gathering spots within the Garden’s property. Visitors will now be access free Wi-Fi from five locations: the area in front of Admissions, the Ottosen Entry Garden, Boppart Courtyard, the Center for Desert Living Trail and Ullman Terrace.
The Desert Botanical Garden is pleased to bring to Phoenix a very special shopping experience featuring Oaxacan carvings by acclaimed artisan, Jacobo Angeles Ojeda and fine Mexican ceramics by Mata Ortiz master, Jorge Quintana. The Trunk Show will take place in the Binns Wildflower Pavilion at Desert Botanical Garden Saturday and Sunday, March 31 & April 1, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Garden Membership or paid Garden admission is required to attend the Trunk Show.
Desert Botanical Garden’s popular Avant-Garden series returns to Thursday nights this winter and spring to celebrate the Design for a Living World exhibit. Avant-garden will think globally and celebrate locally as Boppart Courtyard transforms into one of the destinations featured in the exhibit.
Ballet Arizona and Desert Botanical Garden are proud to present the Arizona premiere of MOMIX: Botanica. This unique show will be performed at the historic Orpheum Theater on Friday, January 27, 2012 at 8 p.m.; and on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Get ready to “Celebrate the Source” by indulging in a creative connection between our daily lives and natural materials at the Design for a Living World exhibition beginning January 16, 2012. The Nature Conservancy and the Desert Botanical Garden bring this world-renowned exhibition to Phoenix following successful stints in New York City and Chicago. Design for a Living World will have you wondering where the cotton for our shirts and the beans from our coffee come from.
The Desert Botanical Garden presents its annual Music in the Garden Winter Concert Series 2012. Visitors can enjoy an array of musical styles including Blues, Jazz, Flamenco and Soul. All concerts are held outdoors on the Garden’s newly renovated Ullman Terrace.
The Desert Botanical Garden is presenting a series of bug related movies to celebrate David Roger’s Big Bugs exhibit. The movies will be shown under the stars on Boppart Courtyard and are free for Members and children under three, and included with paid Garden admission for the General Public.
A special brunch for families to celebrate David Roger’s Big Bugs and the Fall Butterfly Exhibit. Guests will enjoy a delicious catered breakfast followed by children’s crafts, activities, and entertainment.
Desert Botanical Garden’s popular Avant-Garden returns this fall to celebrate David Roger’s Big Bugs exhibit. Avant-garden brings the unique culture of Phoenix to center stage. Each week different vendors, presenters and performers showcase their talents and demonstrate the energy of our community.
Las Noches de las Luminarias, the Valley’s premier holiday event, returns for 22 nights of musical entertainment, delicious food and of course, 8,000 hand-lit luminarias. Tickets for Las Noches de las Luminarias, go on sale to the General Public Friday, September 23, 2011.Garden Members will be able to purchase tickets beginning September 9, 2011.
Desert Botanical Garden introduces Avant-Garden, a new Thursday night community event for spring. Avant-Garden presents the sights, sounds and flavors of Phoenix. Each week, different unique aspects of our community are showcased against the backdrop of the beautiful Desert Botanical Garden. Fashion, art, music and cuisine come together to create an event like no other.
The Desert Botanical Garden is proud to present Mother’s Day Jazz Brunch featuring the Great Ladies of Jazz: Margo Reed, Nancy Gee, Sherry Roberson and Delphine Cortez. Four great Jazz singers with their own unique styles, will bring mother’s and families classic Jazz and songs from the Great American Songbook.
A Desert Illuminated, Photography by John Schaefer, an exhibition of 30 photographs of cactus flowers of the Southwest, will be displayed in the Ottosen Gallery from February 25 – May 27, 2011. The exhibit is free for members and included with paid Garden admission.
Ludvic: Steel Jam Sculptures in the Garden, an exhibition of sculpture by artist Ludvic, will be installed on the Harriet K. Maxwell Desert Wildflower Trail from November 19, 2010 through May 31, 2011. The exhibition will include twelve of Ludvic’s new works — stunning and colorful sculptures, created from the discarded material of society. The exhibit is free for members and included with paid Garden admission.
Chiles & Chocolate, one of the Desert Botanical Gardens most popular fall festival, expands to include Friday afternoon to get your weekend off to a sweet and spicy start. Guests will enjoy the sweet life while spending an afternoon – or a weekend – sampling their way through the outdoor beauty of one of Phoenix’s natural gems.
Experience Día de los Muertos, a colorful Mexican and Native tradition that honors and celebrates departed loved ones in a festival setting. Enjoy entertainment that will bring the history of this holiday to life via song, dance and storytelling.
Artist Gwynn Popovac’s Biomythic Masks will be on display in Ottosen Gallery in Dorrance Hall from October 1, 2010 through January 2, 2011. Each mask blends the textures, shapes and hues of natural habitats such as deserts, wetlands and tide pools with human features. These intricate three dimensional masks incorporate a variety of man-made and found objects such as wire, plaster, beads, fabric and stones.
Explore your inner beer connoisseur at Beer Garden, where you can sip, savor and discuss some of the finest craft beers in Arizona and beyond. The Desert Botanical Garden provides an exquisite backdrop for you to sample a selection of premier brews along the Garden trails.
The Desert Landscaper School at Desert Botanical Garden is now accepting applications for the 2010-2011 school year, which commences the week of September 8, 2010. The program is a 30-week course and classes meet once a week. Classes are offered in English and Spanish.