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Mother’s Day in the Garden

DATE: May 12, 2024
TIME: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
PRICE: Included with membership or Garden admission. Moms free with a paid admission use promo code MOMS24

Mother’s Day in the Garden  | May 12 | 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. | Included with membership or Garden admission.
Moms free with a paid admission, use promo code MOMS24

Treat a Mom in your life to a day filled with desert blooms along the Garden’s trails, the spring butterfly exhibit plus complimentary photo ops and moms can take home a complimentary plant while supplies last. Pre-ordered picnic baskets from our Patio Café can be ordered, in early April.

Public Opening May | Christensen Family Desert Oasis 

Be the first to experience Christensen Family Desert Oasis. Nestled between Sybil B. Harrington Cactus and Succulent Galleries, the garden was first conceptualized in the Core Trail Master Plan, along with the Lewis Desert Portal, Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Desert Terrace Garden and the Kitchell Family Heritage Garden. Located along the Desert Discovery trail, key design elements include a bridge, calming water features, seating and displays of seasonal plants. Christensen Family Desert Oasis will be an idyllic space where guests are invited to sit and linger among colorful horticultural displays and a shaded grove of trees.

Add-on to your experience

Mother’s Day Baskets
Plus, order a Mother’s Day picnic basket arranged by Fabulous Food Fine Catering & Events. Baskets start at $50 and include delicious entrees, side dishes and desserts. Explore the options here.

Purchase Mother’s Day baskets here.

Mother’s Day Pop-up Class Create Your Own Mini Spa | May 12, 1-3 p.m., Member – $44.95 | General Public – $54.95
Learn how Sonoran Desert herbs help you de-stress and promote self-care. Enjoy a hands-on class with Mom and unwind as you create an eye serum, sugar scrub, lip balm, steam facial and salve to take home. Plus, learn three ways to relieve muscle tension. Instructed by Catherina Roger.

Register here

Purchase a Mother’s Day Tribute
Celebrate a mom in your life with a personalized message on a special potted desert plant that will be placed at the Virginia G. Piper Foundation Terrace Garden during Mother’s Day weekend May 10-12. Tribute plants begin at $50.

Purchase a Mother’s Day tribute plant here.


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.

Majestic Mariposas

March 13 - May 12

Don’t miss this living exhibit that features more than a thousand free-flying Southwestern butterflies.

Music in the Garden

April 12, 26 | May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Enjoy a stunning Garden backdrop as you experience local bands during this Friday’s night series.

Become a member and get unlimited access all year!


April 11-14, Temporary trail closures may occur due to construction.
April 20 The Garden will close at 12 p.m., last admission 10:30 a.m.
April 20 Cactus Clubhouse will be closed.