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Chiles & Chocolate

DATE: Nov. 11 - 13
TIME: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
PRICE: Included with Garden admission and membership

Chiles & Chocolate is back and with the perfect recipe for a sweet and spicy weekend. Shop the Valley’s top chile and chocolate vendors for savory treats! Then, treat yourself to gourmet chocolates, flavorful sauces, fresh and fire-roasted chiles, and a variety of homemade goodies.

Food & Drink
Dorrance Center | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Bar Service
Dorrance Hall | 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Bar service featuring speciality cocktails
Mezcal, guajillo chile, cherries and cholate bitters, vanilla vodka, coldbrew coffee, tonic and more

Cooking Demonstrations
Kitchell Patio | Friday & Saturday Only | 1 p.m.

DJPHX | Boppart Courtyard | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Kids Coloring Activity | Kitchell Patio | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Shop and Sample 
Dorrance Hall and Boppart Courtyard


  • Absolutely Delightful | Arizona honey & other products from the hive
  • Anthony Spices | dry chile pepper and sauces
  • Big Red Hot Sauce | local hot sauces
  • Botanicals in Clay | botanical-themed pottery
  • Carolina’s Chocolate | cholate bars with flavors from Mexican heritage
  • Carol’s Delectables | jams and marmalades made with Arizona-grown fruit
  • David Jeffries Kitchen | sweet and savory biscotti and macaroons
  • Fallen Wood Turnings & Salts from the Earth | wooden utensils and gourmet flavored salt
  • Fluffy Vegans | dehydrated snacks, cheezes, meats, dips and chocolate covered dates
  • Goldwater’s Foods of Arizona | Southwestern salsas, chili, jellies and gift packs
  • Iconic Cocktails Co. | Cocktail mixes
  • Mano y Metate | fres-ground mole spices
  • Paletas Betty | handmade Mexican popsicles
  • Peanut Butter Americano | all-natural peanut butters and almond butters
  • Pickled Perfection | local pickled products
  • Spunlight Cotton Candy | organic flavored cotton candy
  • Stone Grindz | bean-to-bar craft dark chocolate bars
  • Tukee’s Tamales | tamales, mole and green chili sauces
  • Wei of Chocolate | flower essence infused dark chocolate, soaps and organic tea



Playing with Stars: Rotraut at Desert Botanical Garden

Oct. 7, 2022 - May 14, 2023

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.

Cactus Clubhouse

Jan. 1 - March 31

Desert Botanical Garden invites kids to engage with the outdoors around them at Cactus Clubhouse–a nature play space. The play area provides unstructured, child-led activities for kids under 12 to discover the fun of the natural world.

Music in the Garden 2023

Feb. 3, 10, 17 | March 3, 10, 17, 31 | April 7, 14, 28 | May 5, 12, 19, 26

Spring into the season with an exciting lineup of artists at Music in the Garden. Join us Fridays for a night filled with music, memories and a full Sonoran Desert experience.

Become a member and get unlimited access all year!

PLAN AHEAD: Please purchase Museum of the Moon general Admissions or membership reservations now, due to limited availability, please no walk-up purchases.