Corks & Cactus 2023 | Desert Botanical Garden


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Corks & Cactus 2023

DATE: Feb. 4 - 5
TIME: 1 - 4:30 p.m.
PRICE: Members $60 | General Admission $65 & VIP Members $75 | VIP General Admission $80

Sip, savor and shop an afternoon in the Garden at Corks & Cactus. Meet with wine representatives and enjoy samples of up to 40 different wines, purchase food pairings and shop our boutique wine sales all while soaking up the beauty of the Sonoran Desert.

New VIP Admission | SOLD OUT

In addition to standard Corks & Cactus programming, VIP ticket holders will enjoy exclusive access to Kitchell Patio where they can discover what goes into the making-of and sample a curated selection of DAOU Vineyard wines. Also included are snacks, take-aways, and an additional discount on your purchase of 12 or more bottles of wine.  


Feb. 4 | J Forte
Feb. 5 | Sophia Humbert


Food pairings available for purchase in Dorrance Hall by Fabulous Food Fine Catering and Events

Cooking Demo

2 p.m. | Fabulous Food Fine Catering and Events
Featuring Red Wine Dark Chocolate Truffles and Strawberry Champagne Truffles

Mix & match 12 or more bottles of any wine listed here and receive 10% off. VIP ticket holders receive 25% off. Sales tax is not charged on wine purchased.

Doors open at 1 p.m. for all ticket holders, sampling concludes at 4:30 p.m. Must be 21 or older to attend. Valid identification is required for entry to this event. No person under the age of 21 will be admitted. 



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.

Museum of the Moon at Desert Botanical Garden

Feb. 7 – 14

Prepare to be moonstruck at the Garden for a limited time only. Museum of the Moon by UK artist Luke Jerram inspires awe with a 23-foot diameter glowing moon that provides detailed views of the lunar surface fused with a stellar soundtrack by composer Dan Jones. 

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.