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Dog Days at the Garden

DATE: Select Saturdays | Nov. 18
TIME: 8 - 11 a.m.
PRICE: Included with Garden admission or membership

Enjoy a weekend excursion with your four-legged friend through the Garden’s trails. A paw-fect place to enjoy the outdoors together with some great photo ops.

Dog Days and Desert Sol unite for a tail-wagging day of health and wellness tips and tricks. Immerse yourself in the healing power of nature through a variety of cultural and restoring traditions from around the world. Enjoy yoga, cooking demos, educational talks, world music and more.


Webster Auditorium

Arizona Humane Society 
Furry Frenzy Mobile Grooming 
Natural Paws 
PHX Animal Behavior Center

Binns Wildflower Pavilion

Doga | 8:30, 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.

For the health and safety of guests and dogs, please note the following: 

  • Stay hydrated! Water fountains and refill stations are located throughout the Garden.
  • Clean up after your dog and deposit bagged waste in trash receptacles.
  • Dogs must be on a leash, licensed, and up-to-date on vaccinations.
  • Owners must maintain control of their dogs at all times.
  • Any dogs deemed to be aggressive to humans or other dogs will be asked to leave the Garden.
  • Watch those noses and paws! Be alert to cactus pieces and other debris on the trails and do not allow dogs to wander off trail.
  • Be aware of your dog’s limits and monitor your pet for signs of heat stress.


Heat Advisory 

  • Owners should pay attention to their dog’s known heat tolerance. Dogs with heavy coats or low heat tolerance may want to visit another day.
  • Rangers will be present and alert on the trails to make sure that our dog guests are doing okay.
  • Do you have dog booties/socks or a pet stroller? Feel free to bring them to the Garden.


Only service dogs will be allowed inside the Fernando Botero: El Maestro exhibit in Dorrance Hall.


Sound Meditation Classes

Sunday, April 28
DATE: Wednesday & Thursday, April 24, 25
DATE: Tuesday, May 2

Let the soothing melodies of singing bowls and gongs transport you to a state of pure relaxation and meditation. Participants can be seated or lie down for the entirety of the class. Don’t forget to bring your mat. All levels welcome. Instructed by experienced sound practitioners.

Yoga at the Garden

Thursdays, April 25 | May 2, 9
DATE: Sundays, May 5, 12, 19, 26

Unwind and connect with nature during this memorable Sunset Yoga session, led by local studio Metta Yoga. Together, in a Sonoran desert oasis, we will breathe, stretch and embrace the beauty of the setting sun whilst enjoying the Garden view

Cactus Clubhouse

Oct. 1 - May 12 | Thursday - Sunday | 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Cactus Clubhouse has relocated as the Garden is growing and under construction. Please visit us in our new location in the Weisz Academic Bulding. In this temporary space, kids encounter several activity areas designed to spark independent play, while encouraging physical, cognitive and behavioral growth.

Become a member and get unlimited access all year!