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Desert Botanical Garden’s 85th Anniversary Celebration

DATE: Feb. 10-12
TIME: Times vary
PRICE: Included with membership or Garden admission

Celebrate Desert Botanical Garden’s 85th anniversary Feb. 10-12 with special festivities, reduced admission rates, a commemorative discount on Garden memberships and so much more!

Feb. 10 | 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
Enjoy complimentary cactus cookies, hands-on nature play activities, musical performances, behind-the-scenes tours and more. Plus, pups can join the pawty from 8-11 a.m. and receive a Garden designed bandana.

Feb. 10-12
On Feb. 10-12, purchase a $85 Friends and Family Garden membership. The membership is valid for one year and can be purchased for yourself or as a gift. Offer valid in-person only and for new memberships. Not valid on renewals.

Feb. 12 | All Day 
Join us for our official anniversary and enjoy $8.50 admission to explore the Garden’s trails and current exhibit Fernando Botero: El Maestro. 

For more information and details, click here.

Gertrude’s Founders Gin

Desert Botanical Garden Partners with SanTan Spirits to Launch Commemorative 85th Anniversary Private Label Gin Collection

Desert Botanical Garden is launching a private label gin collection in partnership with SanTan Spirits to commemorate the Garden’s 85th anniversary.

The gin collection titled Gertrude’s Founders Gin are exclusively available at the Garden in two options. The first label is the Citrus Rose Gin: Juniper & Botanicals, a blend of nine botanicals, including rosebuds, grapefruit and lavender finished with hibiscus flowers. The other label is London Dry Gin: Navy Strength, a blend of 12 botanicals, including juniper, grains of paradise, white pepper and Arizona orange peel.

The gins will be sold exclusively at the Garden starting Feb. 10. Gertrude’s Restaurant at the Garden will feature two specialty cocktails with the gin as well. The bottles are sold for $39.85 while supplies last and proceeds from each sale benefit the Garden and support Garden’s mission.

Anniversary Year Schedule

March 2024 | Final chance to experience Fernando Botero: El Maestro.

April 2024 | Music in the Garden turns 35 with a special concert lineup.

May 2024 | Celebrate National Cactus Day and participate in the Saguaro Census.

June 2024 | Enjoy the Garden after dark at Flashlight Nights.

July/August 2024 | Get behind-the-scenes with hardhat tours of new Research Center .

September 2024 | Celebrate Hispanic Heritage month & Fall Programming.

October 2024 | Celebrate Monarchs in the Fall Butterfly exhibit.

November 2024 | Plants and People of the Sonoran Desert Celebration.

December 2024 | Celebrate Las Noches de las Luminarias with a new holiday light experience.

January 2025 | Celebrate a new year with a commitment to conservation.


Sonoran Sippin’ 2024

July 19, Aug. 16, Sept. 20

Enjoy a complimentary cool drink, included with ticket, and soak up the summer sunset at the Garden with pop-up experiences and desert views.

Flashlight Nights 2024

July 20, 27, Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and Sept. 7 & 14

Escape the heat and explore the Garden after dark with family and friends! Discover the Garden’s five thematic trails, encounter desert creatures, and immerse yourself in the captivating nighttime ambiance with cool drinks and treats.

Great Milkweed Grow Out Tour

July 24, 26 & Aug 14, 16

Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of our plant and insect ecology program! Learn about and experience firsthand our research with butterflies and their hostplants, and visit our onsite propagation area to see how we grow plants for pollinator conservation around the state.

Become a member and get unlimited access all year!