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Dog Days at the Garden

DATE: Feb 17 | March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 | April 6, 13, 27 | May 4, 11
TIME: 8 - 11 a.m.
PRICE: Included with membership or Garden admission


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 opps.

  • Desert Botanical Garden’s 85th Anniversary Celebration
    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.

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.

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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.

Storytime

Feb. 23 | March 8, 22 | April 5, 19

Join Desert Botanical Garden for Storytime. Introduce your child five and younger to the beauty and wonder of nature through engaging books, songs, activities and play.

Become a member and get unlimited access all year!

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ADVANCE TICKET RESERVATIONS ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR MEMBERS AND GENERAL PUBLIC.
Feb 23. the Garden will be closing early at 3pm (last admission at 1:30pm)
Feb 24-25 the Garden is closed to general public and only open to Devour Culinary Classic Ticket Holders.