Desert Botanical Garden

Find Your Experience

In search of a stroller friendly day with the family, the perfect date-night spot, or a place to enjoy the local music scene? Look no further than Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona.

Featured Class: Ancient Grains for a Modern World

Oct 2, 2019

Grains are known as the building blocks of breads and other baked goods, but you might be surprised by their many other uses throughout history. Watch, taste and learn as Chef Larry Canepa creates appetizers made from quinoa, millet, amaranth, teff, freekeh and his famous nine-grain dish. Limit 12.

Volunteer Information Session

Oct. 3, Nov. 20, 2019

Interested in volunteering at Desert Botanical Garden? Volunteers are needed for Guest Guides, Discovery Guides and Docents this fall season and beyond.

Music in the Garden Fall 2019

Oct. 4 - Nov. 22, 2019

Desert Botanical Garden presents a spectacular lineup of talent at the Music in the Garden Fall Concert Series. Ullman Terrace provides an unmatchable backdrop of mature saguaros and other desert plants as audiences ages 21 and up enjoy the sounds of beloved favorites and discover new talent.


Oct. 17, 2019 & Nov. 14, 2019

Mix it up with your friends at GARDEN MIXTAPE, a new event series at Desert Botanical Garden. Enjoy danceable tunes from great local acts and surprise elements that will make your evening memorable.

Fall Plant Sale

Oct 19 - 20, 2019

Don’t let 30,000 plants intimidate you! Our on-site horticulture experts will help you find the perfect cactus, agave or ornamental to plant in your own garden. Specimen-sized plants and delivery services available. Volunteers and staff are available to answer questions, assist in selections and offer advice.

Make A Date To Visit

See the daily lineup of activities, exhibits, events and classes at the Garden.

Mon 23 Sep, 2019

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Explore The Beauty

Think the desert is all dirt and tumbleweeds? Think again. Desert Botanical Garden is home to thousands of species of cactus, trees and flowers from all around the world spread across 55 acres in Phoenix, Arizona.

All It Takes Is One Visit

“I never imagined a desert being as beautiful as this botanical garden showed me it is… One of my favorite encounters was the butterfly enclosure … (perfect photo opp!)”

– Ashley P., Visitor from Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Experience The Garden As A Member

“I’ve been a member for almost 7 years it’s that good. I love taking visitors there and it keeps evolving. The art exhibits that change throughout the gardens are always fun and beautiful. Perfect place to get away while in the city and totally worth visiting if you’re from out of town!”

– William M., Member from Phoenix, AZ

Giving To The Garden

“Desert Botanical Garden is an extremely thoughtful place with the most wonderful living art collection on the planet. We are very happy to be a part of this amazing culture.”

– Patrons Circle Member, Stacey H.

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