Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona

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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.

Lotería Nights

Oct. 6 & Nov. 3

Don’t miss your chance to win big at Lotería Nights. Join us once a month at the Garden with rounds of Lotería — a Mexican card game similar to bingo — cerveza, music y más! Play for a chance to win cool prizes, including a Garden membership, plants and so much more! Ages 21+

Desert Sol

Oct. 11 & Nov. 9

Surround yourself with the beauty of nature as you enjoy a variety of cultural, wellness and healing traditions from around the world to invigorate your mind, body and soul.

Plant Sale 2022

Oct. 20 -23

Fall in love with an extensive selection of desert plants, including cactus, agaves, succulents, trees and shrubs, at the Fall Plant Sale.

Strange Garden

Oct. 21-22

Trick or treat yourself to a spook-tacular Strange Garden. Experience jaw dropping performances, encounter mad botanists, peculiar plants and creepy-crawlies of the desert.

Día de Muertos: Clay Sculpting Workshop Series

Oct. 20 - 23

Join internationally-acclaimed Oaxacan artist Rufina Ruiz Lopez for an immersive clay sculpting workshop experience that celebrates the vibrant art history of Día de Muertos. Discover how to incorporate your own life story into the craft of molding natural clay that is culturally significant to the region of Atzompa in Oaxaca, Mexico. This series will be taught by Lopez in Spanish with an interpreter translating class instruction into English.

Your Garden at Home

Explore Your Garden at Home for activities, stories of conservation, plants in bloom and more.

The Valley’s Tastiest Festival Returns to Desert Botanical Garden in 2023

This article was written by food critic Howard Seftel. At last: The world feels like it’s finally...

How Marigolds became a Symbol for Día de Muertos

This fall, Garden visitors will be moved at Día de Muertos on Oct. 29-30.

Methuselah A Digital Exhibit

Methuselah refers to the fourth generation of monarch butterflies that complete a transcontinental...

Desert Refuge: A New Way To Help Monarch Butterflies

In July, the decline of the migratory monarch butterfly was once again in the spotlight. The...

Arizona-based Rotraut brings her large-scale and colorful sculptures to the Garden this fall

The Garden’s latest art exhibit Playing with Stars: Rotraut at Desert Botanical Garden opens Oct....

Research Canines are Helping the Garden Find These Rare and Endangered Arizona Orchids

Meet Circe and Muon! They are two specially-trained dogs used in ecological research who are...

Make A Date To Visit

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

Wed 05 Oct, 2022

Families can get an up-close and unforgettable experience when Monarchs and other native Southwestern butterflies return for our Fall Butterfly Exhibit.

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Thu 06 Oct, 2022

Families can get an up-close and unforgettable experience when Monarchs and other native Southwestern butterflies return for our Fall Butterfly Exhibit.

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Don’t miss your chance to win big at Lotería Nights. Join us once a month at the Garden with rounds of Lotería — a Mexican card game similar to bingo — cerveza, music y más! Play for a chance to win cool prizes, including a Garden membership, plants and so much more! Ages 21+

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Fri 07 Oct, 2022

The bold and lyrical large-scale sculptures of Rotraut will enliven the Garden t​rails while a selection of her paintings and small sculpture fill the Ottosen Gallery. Known around the world, and based in Arizona, Rotraut’s artwork explores the energy of the seasons and the relationship of nature with the sky, sun and universe.

Info & Tickets

Families can get an up-close and unforgettable experience when Monarchs and other native Southwestern butterflies return for our Fall Butterfly Exhibit.

Info & Tickets

Fall never sounded so good. Join us for a diverse lineup of concerts with musicians hailing from North America, Central America and South America at Music in the Garden.

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Sat 08 Oct, 2022

The bold and lyrical large-scale sculptures of Rotraut will enliven the Garden t​rails while a selection of her paintings and small sculpture fill the Ottosen Gallery. Known around the world, and based in Arizona, Rotraut’s artwork explores the energy of the seasons and the relationship of nature with the sky, sun and universe.

Info & Tickets

Families can get an up-close and unforgettable experience when Monarchs and other native Southwestern butterflies return for our Fall Butterfly Exhibit.

Info & Tickets

Bring your furry friend to Dog Days at the Garden for the “ultimutt” nature experience. Explore the beauty of the Sonoran Desert and stroll the Garden’s five thematic trails Saturday mornings.

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The Garden invites kids to engage in unstructured activity with the outdoors around them at Cactus Clubhouse–a brand-new nature play space.

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Sun 09 Oct, 2022

The bold and lyrical large-scale sculptures of Rotraut will enliven the Garden t​rails while a selection of her paintings and small sculpture fill the Ottosen Gallery. Known around the world, and based in Arizona, Rotraut’s artwork explores the energy of the seasons and the relationship of nature with the sky, sun and universe.

Info & Tickets

Families can get an up-close and unforgettable experience when Monarchs and other native Southwestern butterflies return for our Fall Butterfly Exhibit.

Info & Tickets

The Garden invites kids to engage in unstructured activity with the outdoors around them at Cactus Clubhouse–a brand-new nature play space.

Info & Tickets
Mon 10 Oct, 2022

The bold and lyrical large-scale sculptures of Rotraut will enliven the Garden t​rails while a selection of her paintings and small sculpture fill the Ottosen Gallery. Known around the world, and based in Arizona, Rotraut’s artwork explores the energy of the seasons and the relationship of nature with the sky, sun and universe.

Info & Tickets

Families can get an up-close and unforgettable experience when Monarchs and other native Southwestern butterflies return for our Fall Butterfly Exhibit.

Info & Tickets
Tue 11 Oct, 2022

The bold and lyrical large-scale sculptures of Rotraut will enliven the Garden t​rails while a selection of her paintings and small sculpture fill the Ottosen Gallery. Known around the world, and based in Arizona, Rotraut’s artwork explores the energy of the seasons and the relationship of nature with the sky, sun and universe.

Info & Tickets

Families can get an up-close and unforgettable experience when Monarchs and other native Southwestern butterflies return for our Fall Butterfly Exhibit.

Info & Tickets

Surround yourself with the beauty of nature as you enjoy a variety of cultural, wellness and healing traditions from around the world to invigorate your mind, body and soul.

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.

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

“We enjoy supporting the Garden’s work to preserve rare and endangered plant species. Every visit to the garden, we discover something new and it’s because of the hard work of the Garden staff.”

– Jen & Chris K., Members of Emerging Leaders

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Plants and People of the Sonoran Desert Trail closed through Oct.
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