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Celebrate National Cactus Day at the Garden

DATE: May 10, 2024
TIME: 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
PRICE: Included in general admission


Since the Garden opened its doors 85 years ago, it has been celebrating and honoring the fascinating and resilient nature of cactus throughout its history.

On this day, the first 100 guests will receive a complimentary seed packet to bring home to plant your own cactus.

Behind-the-Scenes Tours
9 a.m. 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Explore the Garden with an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour that showcase desert plants from around the world and the Sonoran Desert. Visitors will have a chance to experience the Garden’s state-of-the-art greenhouse, view rare and endangered desert plants, and learn about the Garden’s conservation and research work that protects desert plants for future generations. Tour size is limited to 15. 

Reserve tickets here

Saguaro Census Sign-Up
9-11 a.m.
The Garden is launching the 3rd Annual Saguaro Census during May to document more saguaros throughout the Phoenix metro area. It is easy … download the iNaturalist app, sign in or log in with your account, find the ‘projects’ icon and join any of our two projects: Metro Phoenix Saguaro Census (general volunteers) or Volunteer Urban Saguaro Census (for DBG volunteers). This year our goals are to get more observers and observations, to visit already observed plants and report if they are dead, and fill in areas in need of more observations like Gilbert, Queen Creek, Laveen, Tolleson and Surprise. This year we have more exciting prizes for the volunteers with more observations.

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The Garden is launching the 3rd Annual Saguaro Census in May to document more saguaros throughout the Phoenix metro area using the iNaturalist app. We have learned a lot about saguaros in the Valley and new challenges have emerged.

Music in the Garden

May 24, 31

Enjoy a stunning Garden backdrop as you experience local bands during this Friday’s night series.

The Four Seasons by Ballet Arizona

May 15-June 1, 2024

The Four Seasons makes its triumphant return to Desert Botanical Garden.

Become a member and get unlimited access all year!

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