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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.

Devour Culinary Classic

Feb. 22 & Feb. 23, 2020

The region’s most anticipated culinary event returns to Desert Botanical Garden for its 11th year. Devour Culinary Classic promises to present the very best that Arizona’s culinary scene has to offer. 100% of all proceeds from Devour Culinary Classic benefit the community efforts of Local First Arizona, Desert Botanical Garden and Arizona Business Committee for the Arts (AZBCA).

Featured Class: Herbal Tea Garden

Feb. 25, 2020

Growing plants for herbal teas can benefit your health while adding beauty and fragrance to your garden. Learn which herbs, including chamomile, hibiscus, rose hips and peppermint, are perfectly suited for tea and thrive in the desert. Instructed by Pam Perry. Limit 24.

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.

Make A Date To Visit

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

Sat 22 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

The region’s most anticipated culinary event returns to Desert Botanical Garden for its 11th year. Devour Culinary Classic promises to present the very best that Arizona’s culinary scene has to offer. 100% of all proceeds from Devour Culinary Classic benefit the community efforts of Local First Arizona, Desert Botanical Garden and Arizona Business Committee for the Arts (AZBCA).

Info & Tickets
Sun 23 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

The region’s most anticipated culinary event returns to Desert Botanical Garden for its 11th year. Devour Culinary Classic promises to present the very best that Arizona’s culinary scene has to offer. 100% of all proceeds from Devour Culinary Classic benefit the community efforts of Local First Arizona, Desert Botanical Garden and Arizona Business Committee for the Arts (AZBCA).

Info & Tickets
Mon 24 Feb, 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
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 25 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

Growing plants for herbal teas can benefit your health while adding beauty and fragrance to your garden. Learn which herbs, including chamomile, hibiscus, rose hips and peppermint, are perfectly suited for tea and thrive in the desert. Instructed by Pam Perry. Limit 24.

Info & Tickets
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

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 Garden and Gertrude's Restaurant will be closed Feb. 22 - 23 for Devour Culinary Classic.