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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.

Garden Happy Hour

Feb. 27, March 19, April 30, May 7, 2020

Celebrate the happiest of hours at the Garden with special admission prices for you, friends and family to swing back, relax and enjoy the beauty of the desert.

Featured Class: Introduction to Macro Photography

Feb. 28, 2020

Explore the art of the up-close and personal: macro photography. Discuss composition, proper equipment, focusing, lighting and how to steady the camera at close range. While this introductory class is open to all camera owners, it is best suited for those who are proficient in operating a DSLR camera. Instructed by Robert McBride. Limit 12.

Music in the Garden Spring 2020

Now - May 29, 2020

Desert Botanical Garden presents a spectacular lineup of talent at the Music in the Garden Spring Concert Series. These popular events feature some of the best local and regional musicians. Ullman Terrace provides an unmatchable backdrop of mature saguaros and other desert plants, as audiences ages 21 and older enjoy the sounds of favorite bands and discover new talent. Food and drink, including a selection of boutique wines, are available for purchase.

Cactus Clubhouse Grand Opening

Feb. 29, 2020

We welcome you and your family to enjoy the Desert Botanical Garden with the opening of the new nature play space, Cactus Clubhouse, to experience nature play and join in Family Playtime.

Garden Mixtape

March 12, April 16, 2020

Mix it up with your friends at Garden Mixtape, a new event series at the Garden. Enjoy danceable tunes from great local acts and surprise elements that will make your evening memorable. Sample seasonal craft beers with Arizona Wilderness Brewing Company.

Make A Date To Visit

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

Wed 26 Feb, 2020
wild rising art

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
Behind-The-Scenes Tour

Learn about the sustainable horticultural practices used by the Garden, and see how we grow, study and take care of our plants.

Oct. 2 – May 9 Tuesday – Thursday | 10 a.m.

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 27 Feb, 2020
wild rising art

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
Behind-The-Scenes Tour

Learn about the sustainable horticultural practices used by the Garden, and see how we grow, study and take care of our plants.

Oct. 2 – May 9 Tuesday – Thursday | 10 a.m.

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

Celebrate the happiest of hours at the Garden with special admission prices for you, friends and family to swing back, relax and enjoy the beauty of the desert.

Info & Tickets
Fri 28 Feb, 2020
wild rising art

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

Explore the art of the up-close and personal: macro photography. Discuss composition, proper equipment, focusing, lighting and how to steady the camera at close range. While this introductory class is open to all camera owners, it is best suited for those who are proficient in operating a DSLR camera. Instructed by Robert McBride. Limit 12.

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
Behind-The-Scenes Tour

Learn about the sustainable horticultural practices used by the Garden, and see how we grow, study and take care of our plants.

Oct. 2 – May 9 Tuesday – Thursday | 10 a.m.

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
music art

Desert Botanical Garden presents a spectacular lineup of talent at the Music in the Garden Spring Concert Series. These popular events feature some of the best local and regional musicians. Ullman Terrace provides an unmatchable backdrop of mature saguaros and other desert plants, as audiences ages 21 and older enjoy the sounds of favorite bands and discover new talent. Food and drink, including a selection of boutique wines, are available for purchase.

Info & Tickets
Sat 29 Feb, 2020
wild rising art

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

We welcome you and your family to enjoy the Desert Botanical Garden with the opening of the new nature play space, Cactus Clubhouse, to experience nature play and join in Family Playtime.

Info & Tickets

Desert Botanical Garden is inviting kids to engage with the outdoors around them at Cactus Clubhouse, a brand-new nature play space. The open-aired, 8,000-square-foot play area will provide unstructured, child-led activities for kids ages 0 to 12 to discover the fun of the natural world by climbing, creating and building with various organic materials.

Info & Tickets

Hundreds of butterflies native to the Southwest are waiting to greet you at the Garden’s Spring Butterfly Exhibit. Learn more about the butterfly life cycle in the caterpillar nursery, and see butterflies emerging from their chrysalises.

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
Behind-The-Scenes Tour

Learn about the sustainable horticultural practices used by the Garden, and see how we grow, study and take care of our plants.

Oct. 2 – May 9 Tuesday – Thursday | 10 a.m.

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
Sun 01 Mar, 2020
wild rising art

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

Hundreds of butterflies native to the Southwest are waiting to greet you at the Garden’s Spring Butterfly Exhibit. Learn more about the butterfly life cycle in the caterpillar nursery, and see butterflies emerging from their chrysalises.

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
Behind-The-Scenes Tour

Learn about the sustainable horticultural practices used by the Garden, and see how we grow, study and take care of our plants.

Oct. 2 – May 9 Tuesday – Thursday | 10 a.m.

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
Mon 02 Mar, 2020
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
wild rising art

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

Hundreds of butterflies native to the Southwest are waiting to greet you at the Garden’s Spring Butterfly Exhibit. Learn more about the butterfly life cycle in the caterpillar nursery, and see butterflies emerging from their chrysalises.

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
Behind-The-Scenes Tour

Learn about the sustainable horticultural practices used by the Garden, and see how we grow, study and take care of our plants.

Oct. 2 – May 9 Tuesday – Thursday | 10 a.m.

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
Tue 03 Mar, 2020
wild rising art

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

Hundreds of butterflies native to the Southwest are waiting to greet you at the Garden’s Spring Butterfly Exhibit. Learn more about the butterfly life cycle in the caterpillar nursery, and see butterflies emerging from their chrysalises.

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
Behind-The-Scenes Tour

Learn about the sustainable horticultural practices used by the Garden, and see how we grow, study and take care of our plants.

Oct. 2 – May 9 Tuesday – Thursday | 10 a.m.

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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