The bold and lyrical large-scale sculptures of Rotraut will enliven the Garden trails 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.
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.
Sip, savor and shop an afternoon in the Garden at Corks & Cactus. Meet with wine representatives and enjoy samples of up to 40 different wines, purchase food pairings and shop our boutique wine sales all while soaking up the beauty of the Sonoran Desert.
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.
The most anticipated culinary event of the region, Local First Arizona’s 14th Annual Devour Culinary Classic, will return to Desert Botanical Garden on February 25-26, 2023 – marking the first in-person iteration of the beloved community event since 2020.
Families can get an up-close and unforgettable experience when more than 2,000 native Southwestern butterflies return for the Spring Butterfly Exhibit. Get acquainted with thousands of butterflies, observe each stage of their life cycle and learn what actions we can take to protect them.