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Desert Sol 2023

DATE: Feb. 12, March 31, April 15
TIME: Time varies
PRICE: Included with Garden admission or membership

Awaken your senses and sooth your soul with the healing power of nature. Experience and connect with a variety of cultural and healing traditions from around the world. Relax and restore your energy and creativity as you explore activities including yoga, cooking demos, educational talks, world music and so much more.


Feb. 12
Bring on the Bowls with Desert Sol | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Ullman Terrace

Before you lay down the snacks for the big game, stretch your legs at the Garden and contribute to a good cause by purchasing a handcrafted bowl from Tempe Empty Bowls. Enjoy other “bowl”-related activities from artist demos highlighting pottery, baskets and more!

Empty Bowls is a grassroots movement by artists and craftspeople in communities around the world to raise money for food related charities to care for and feed the hungry in their communities.

March 31
Cesar Chavez Day: Produce Market | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Steele Herb Garden

In honor of Cesar Chavez day, join us at our pop-up farmers market to purchase fresh produce grown by local vendors, enjoy cooking demos and food tastings with music and friends!

April 15
Desert Sol Wellness Walk | 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Gardenwide

Get active, explore the Garden with a wellness walk, and discover fitness and health stations throughout the trails. Learn how to integrate plants into your wellness routine and how the Desert can be a source for well-being.



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.