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Dinner on the Desert 2022

DATE: April 23, 2022
TIME: 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Dinner on the Desert 2022 brings together the beauty of the Garden and the elegance of Chihuly in the Desert for an unforgettable evening.

Event chairs, Mac and Russ Perlich, look forward to welcoming guests as they enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and the Garden wide exhibit.

Afterward, enjoy an exquisite dinner that reflects the flavors of spring in the Garden’s magical outdoor setting. Following dinner, the farewell experience will bring Chihuly’s work and the sounds of the evening to life.

A pre-event weeklong virtual auction gives guests the opportunity to bid on distinctive plants, pots, Garden art and one-of-a-kind experiences.

Please join us, for a perfect evening with friends, family and colleagues amongst the beauty and splendor of the Garden.

We hope you take pride in knowing that your generosity supports the Garden as the global leader in the desert plant conservation and its mission to advance excellence in education, research and exhibition of desert plants.

Dinner on the Desert directly supports the Garden as the global leader of desert plant conservation and its commitment to advancing excellence in education, exhibition and research of our most precious resource – our plants.

Reservation and Support Options

For more information about becoming an Evening Host or being put on the waitlist please contact Allora McChesney at amcchesney@dbg.org or 480.481.8160.

Already have a table or tickets reserved? Please click here to pay, register, or input your guest list through our online system.

Please contact Alicia Hyatt at ahyatt@dbg.org with virtual auction questions.

Not attending, but want to register to participate in the auction? Register for the Auction here


START TIME: Friday, April 15, 2022 at 6 p.m.

END TIME: Saturday, April 23, 2022 at noon

As a Dinner on the Desert auction participant, you will have the opportunity to participate in our week-long virtual auction through your computer, smart phone and mobile device. More information to come!


Thank you to this year’s virtual auction donors

Adrienne and Paul Morell Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, Arizona Diamondbacks Armstrong Growers, Art Holeman Photography, Ballet Arizona, Berridge Nurseries, Bollinger Atelier Editions, Botanical’s in Clay, Chris Jagmin, Christo’s Ristorante, Durant’s, Event Network, Everde Growers, Fiesta Bowl Charities, Gertrude’s Restaurant, Iconic Cocktail Co., Jamey Wetmore & Emma Frow, Kathy Munson Kevin Caron, Sculptor, Kravet Inc., Mark Dimmitt, Michael Marlowe, Michael Niemira & Shirley Lazo, Mountain States Wholesale Nursery, Papayon & Linda Norquist, Pat & Jerry McKenna, Paxphilomena, Phoenix Chamber Music Society, Pizzeria Bianco, Plants for the Southwest, Rancho Soledad Nursery, Richard Trujillo, Robin Woodworth, Steve & Kathleen Taddie, Steve and Terry Roman, The Hermosa Inn, The Oxide Studio, Valerianne, Waterwise Botanicals, Wiseman & Gale Interiors.


Desert Landscape School Classes

NOW - Aug. 11

Desert Landscape School is an immersive experience on various aspects of desert landscapes and gardening. The School provides you with many opportunities to practice landscape skills alongside Garden horticultural experts.


Jun. 7-11, 14-18, 21-25, 28- 30 & Jul. 1, 12-15, 19-22 & 26

Desert Botanical Garden is excited to launch children’s storytime on various mornings this summer. Each day Garden instructors will read different nature-themed books that highlight the wonders of the desert.

Desert Kids Camp

Jul. 13 - 26

Spend time at the Garden this summer! Kids ages 3-12 and their caregivers can enjoy these summer drop-in experiences filled with music, activities, games and more all in the Garden’s outdoor classroom.

Become a member and get unlimited access all year!

The Garden is currently deinstalling Chihuly in the Desert and there may be temporary closures to some areas of the Garden. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

The Garden will be closed to the public July 4-11. We look forward to seeing you again on July 12.