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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.

Las Noches de las Luminarias

Dec. 13-15, 17-23, 26-31, 2019

Celebrate the spirit of the season with Las Noches de las Luminarias. Stroll the Garden’s trails lined with 8,000 flickering luminaria bags, gaze at twinkling lights and admire the enchanting glow of Wild Rising creatures. Happen upon tunes from eclectic entertainment groups and cherish the time spent with friends and family during the holiday season.

Featured Class: The Art of Calligraphy

Jan. 8, 15, 22, Feb. 18, 25 & March 3, 2020

Purchase Calligraphy: An Introduction and Advanced Calligraphy as a package by Jan. 2 and receive a discount. Offer expires Jan. 3. Programs may be purchased separately, subject to availablity.
Instructed by Devon Meyer. Limit 15.

Dogs’ Day in the Garden

Jan. 18, 2020

Bring the whole family—dogs included—for a walk on Garden trails. Meet other dog lovers, heel for family photos, learn about local dog-related nonprofits, shop and enjoy samples with your pup.

Featured Class: Craft Chocolate Making 101

Jan. 20, 2020

A deep dive into the world of craft chocolate! Experience a demonstration & discussion of micro-batch “bean-to-bar” craft chocolate making. Learn how cocoa beans are transformed into chocolate and discover the world of natural flavors that can be found in craft chocolate. Learn about the differences between “Industrial Chocolate” and Ethically-Sourced craft chocolate. Includes sampling of freshly roasted cocoa nibs, chocolate liquor (100% cacao; no sugar) & a guided tasting of single-origin dark chocolates.

Think + Drink

Jan. 29, Feb. 12, March 18, April 8, May 6, 2020

Provoked by Wild Rising by Cracking Art, listen to talks and discussions from experts, scholars and industry professionals, as they share their insight about topical issues. Afterward, mingle with friends over drinks, music and yard games.

Make A Date To Visit

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

Tue 10 Dec, 2019

Desert Botanical Garden’s newest art exhibition is traveling straight from Milan to bring Wild Rising by Cracking Art—an installation of more than 1,000 animal sculptures made from colorful and recyclable plastic. Visitors of all ages will be drawn to engage these vibrant creatures and to discover that plastic does not have to end up in landfills, but it can be reinvented into something eye catching and thought provoking.

Info & Tickets
cactus scenery

Explore the Garden with a trained guide who will help you understand the extraordinary plants of the Sonoran Desert.

DAILY | Oct. 1 – May 12 | 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. 15 visitor maximum per tour

Info & Tickets
Elephant in the Room at Desert Botanical Garden

Join the conversation of Wild Rising by Cracking Art with Elephant in the Room, a thought-provoking installation in Ottosen Gallery that invites visitors to dig into rotating worldly topics and commit to reducing human impact on the natural world. The interactive exhibit will feature topics related to biodiversity and climate change, including environmental happiness, cactus as a threatened species and the culture of convenience.

Info & Tickets
Wed 11 Dec, 2019

Desert Botanical Garden’s newest art exhibition is traveling straight from Milan to bring Wild Rising by Cracking Art—an installation of more than 1,000 animal sculptures made from colorful and recyclable plastic. Visitors of all ages will be drawn to engage these vibrant creatures and to discover that plastic does not have to end up in landfills, but it can be reinvented into something eye catching and thought provoking.

Info & Tickets
cactus scenery

Explore the Garden with a trained guide who will help you understand the extraordinary plants of the Sonoran Desert.

DAILY | Oct. 1 – May 12 | 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. 15 visitor maximum per tour

Info & Tickets
Elephant in the Room at Desert Botanical Garden

Join the conversation of Wild Rising by Cracking Art with Elephant in the Room, a thought-provoking installation in Ottosen Gallery that invites visitors to dig into rotating worldly topics and commit to reducing human impact on the natural world. The interactive exhibit will feature topics related to biodiversity and climate change, including environmental happiness, cactus as a threatened species and the culture of convenience.

Info & Tickets
Thu 12 Dec, 2019

Desert Botanical Garden’s newest art exhibition is traveling straight from Milan to bring Wild Rising by Cracking Art—an installation of more than 1,000 animal sculptures made from colorful and recyclable plastic. Visitors of all ages will be drawn to engage these vibrant creatures and to discover that plastic does not have to end up in landfills, but it can be reinvented into something eye catching and thought provoking.

Info & Tickets
cactus scenery

Explore the Garden with a trained guide who will help you understand the extraordinary plants of the Sonoran Desert.

DAILY | Oct. 1 – May 12 | 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. 15 visitor maximum per tour

Info & Tickets
Elephant in the Room at Desert Botanical Garden

Join the conversation of Wild Rising by Cracking Art with Elephant in the Room, a thought-provoking installation in Ottosen Gallery that invites visitors to dig into rotating worldly topics and commit to reducing human impact on the natural world. The interactive exhibit will feature topics related to biodiversity and climate change, including environmental happiness, cactus as a threatened species and the culture of convenience.

Info & Tickets
Fri 13 Dec, 2019

Desert Botanical Garden’s newest art exhibition is traveling straight from Milan to bring Wild Rising by Cracking Art—an installation of more than 1,000 animal sculptures made from colorful and recyclable plastic. Visitors of all ages will be drawn to engage these vibrant creatures and to discover that plastic does not have to end up in landfills, but it can be reinvented into something eye catching and thought provoking.

Info & Tickets
cactus scenery

Explore the Garden with a trained guide who will help you understand the extraordinary plants of the Sonoran Desert.

DAILY | Oct. 1 – May 12 | 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. 15 visitor maximum per tour

Info & Tickets
Elephant in the Room at Desert Botanical Garden

Join the conversation of Wild Rising by Cracking Art with Elephant in the Room, a thought-provoking installation in Ottosen Gallery that invites visitors to dig into rotating worldly topics and commit to reducing human impact on the natural world. The interactive exhibit will feature topics related to biodiversity and climate change, including environmental happiness, cactus as a threatened species and the culture of convenience.

Info & Tickets
Las Noches de las Luminarias

Celebrate the spirit of the season with Las Noches de las Luminarias. Stroll the Garden’s trails lined with 8,000 flickering luminaria bags, gaze at twinkling lights and admire the enchanting glow of Wild Rising creatures. Happen upon tunes from eclectic entertainment groups and cherish the time spent with friends and family during the holiday season.

Info & Tickets
Sat 14 Dec, 2019

Desert Botanical Garden’s newest art exhibition is traveling straight from Milan to bring Wild Rising by Cracking Art—an installation of more than 1,000 animal sculptures made from colorful and recyclable plastic. Visitors of all ages will be drawn to engage these vibrant creatures and to discover that plastic does not have to end up in landfills, but it can be reinvented into something eye catching and thought provoking.

Info & Tickets
cactus scenery

Explore the Garden with a trained guide who will help you understand the extraordinary plants of the Sonoran Desert.

DAILY | Oct. 1 – May 12 | 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. 15 visitor maximum per tour

Info & Tickets
Elephant in the Room at Desert Botanical Garden

Join the conversation of Wild Rising by Cracking Art with Elephant in the Room, a thought-provoking installation in Ottosen Gallery that invites visitors to dig into rotating worldly topics and commit to reducing human impact on the natural world. The interactive exhibit will feature topics related to biodiversity and climate change, including environmental happiness, cactus as a threatened species and the culture of convenience.

Info & Tickets
Las Noches de las Luminarias

Celebrate the spirit of the season with Las Noches de las Luminarias. Stroll the Garden’s trails lined with 8,000 flickering luminaria bags, gaze at twinkling lights and admire the enchanting glow of Wild Rising creatures. Happen upon tunes from eclectic entertainment groups and cherish the time spent with friends and family during the holiday season.

Info & Tickets
Sun 15 Dec, 2019

Desert Botanical Garden’s newest art exhibition is traveling straight from Milan to bring Wild Rising by Cracking Art—an installation of more than 1,000 animal sculptures made from colorful and recyclable plastic. Visitors of all ages will be drawn to engage these vibrant creatures and to discover that plastic does not have to end up in landfills, but it can be reinvented into something eye catching and thought provoking.

Info & Tickets
cactus scenery

Explore the Garden with a trained guide who will help you understand the extraordinary plants of the Sonoran Desert.

DAILY | Oct. 1 – May 12 | 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. 15 visitor maximum per tour

Info & Tickets
Elephant in the Room at Desert Botanical Garden

Join the conversation of Wild Rising by Cracking Art with Elephant in the Room, a thought-provoking installation in Ottosen Gallery that invites visitors to dig into rotating worldly topics and commit to reducing human impact on the natural world. The interactive exhibit will feature topics related to biodiversity and climate change, including environmental happiness, cactus as a threatened species and the culture of convenience.

Info & Tickets
Las Noches de las Luminarias

Celebrate the spirit of the season with Las Noches de las Luminarias. Stroll the Garden’s trails lined with 8,000 flickering luminaria bags, gaze at twinkling lights and admire the enchanting glow of Wild Rising creatures. Happen upon tunes from eclectic entertainment groups and cherish the time spent with friends and family during the holiday season.

Info & Tickets
Mon 16 Dec, 2019
Bird in the garden

Join seasoned birders along the Garden trails. Everyone is welcome, including first-time birders.

Mondays

October – April: 8 a.m. |

May – September: 7 a.m.

Info & Tickets

Desert Botanical Garden’s newest art exhibition is traveling straight from Milan to bring Wild Rising by Cracking Art—an installation of more than 1,000 animal sculptures made from colorful and recyclable plastic. Visitors of all ages will be drawn to engage these vibrant creatures and to discover that plastic does not have to end up in landfills, but it can be reinvented into something eye catching and thought provoking.

Info & Tickets
cactus scenery

Explore the Garden with a trained guide who will help you understand the extraordinary plants of the Sonoran Desert.

DAILY | Oct. 1 – May 12 | 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. 15 visitor maximum per tour

Info & Tickets
Elephant in the Room at Desert Botanical Garden

Join the conversation of Wild Rising by Cracking Art with Elephant in the Room, a thought-provoking installation in Ottosen Gallery that invites visitors to dig into rotating worldly topics and commit to reducing human impact on the natural world. The interactive exhibit will feature topics related to biodiversity and climate change, including environmental happiness, cactus as a threatened species and the culture of convenience.

Info & Tickets

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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The bottom of the Berlin Agave Yucca Forest is closed.
On Dec. 13-15, the Garden closes at 4 p.m.with the last daytime admission at 3 p.m. The Garden will reopen at 5:30 p.m. for
Las Noches de las Luminarias.