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Mother’s Day | Día de las Madres

DATE: May 8 & 10
TIME: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
PRICE: See details

Celebrate a mom in your life this Mother’s Day and Día de las Madres at the Garden. Make her day special with a fun-filled day exploring the trails and the colorful sculptures of Chihuly in the Desert, as well as complimentary family photos, live music and so much more!

On Sunday, May 8, guests can enjoy:

  • Moms receive FREE Garden admission with the purchase of any additional admission. Use code MOMS22 at checkout
  • Gertrude’s Restaurant is taking reservations for Mother’s Day weekend, please click here for menu and reservations.
  • Beverage Service | 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Complimentary photos from MISGIF | 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Live music  | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Ask-a-Gardener | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Cactus Clubhouse |9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Cactus Kids Club in Marley Learning Lab Courtyard at
    9 a.m. | Ages 0-3
    11 a.m. | Ages 4-6
    2 p.m. | Ages 10-12


On Tuesday, May 10, guests can enjoy:

  • Community Day | FREE Admission | Advanced Reservations Required 
  • Complimentary photos from MISGIF | 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Live music | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Ask a Gardener | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Beverage Service | 2 – 7 p.m.
  • Desert Sol Programming | Book Signing and Garden Walk with Felicia Cocotzin Ruiz
  • Cactus Clubhouse | 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

More Ways to Celebrate Mom:

Send Mom Some Love
Send the moms in your life the beauty of the Garden with a digital card filled with the Garden’s beautiful blooms. Click here to download the complimentary cards.

Need a gift idea?
Instead of a one-time bouquet, give mom access to the Garden’s blooms and trails for an entire year. To purchase a gift membership, click here. The Garden Shop is your on-site destination for Mother’s Day gifts–remember, members receive a 10% discount!


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.

Museum of the Moon at Desert Botanical Garden

Feb. 7 – 14

Prepare to be moonstruck at the Garden for a limited time only. Museum of the Moon by UK artist Luke Jerram inspires awe with a 23-foot diameter glowing moon that provides detailed views of the lunar surface fused with a stellar soundtrack by composer Dan Jones. 

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.

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.