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Round: Reimagined for A New Stage

May. 17 - Jun. 2

From the choreographer that brought you new works such as Eroica, Topia, and The Four Seasons – An Evening at Desert Botanical Garden promises a spectacular experience that is uniquely Arizonan.

Desert Landscape School Classes

NOW - Aug. 11

Desert Landscape School is an immersive experience on various aspects of desert landscapes and gardening. The School provides you with many opportunities to practice landscape skills alongside Garden horticultural experts.

The Metro Phoenix Saguaro Census

May 1 - 31

Desert Botanical Garden has launched a census of saguaro cactus growing in metro Phoenix to better understand the health and adaption of the population. Help us count saguaros in your neighborhood.


Music in the Garden

Fridays | Jan. 21 - May. 27, 2022

Listen to great music from regional bands while taking in breathtaking desert sunset views. Must be 21 or older to attend.

Dog Days at the Garden

Sunday mornings | May. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | Jun. 5, 12, 19, 26

Dog Days return in 2022. Enjoy a “pawsitively” perfect morning stroll through the Garden as you and your pup explore the beauty and sniffs of the trails.


Jun. 7-11, 14-18, 21-25, 28- 30 & Jul. 1, 12-15, 19-22 & 26

Desert Botanical Garden is excited to launch children’s storytime on various mornings this summer. Each day Garden instructors will read different nature-themed books that highlight the wonders of the desert.

Chihuly After Dark

Jun. 7, 2022

Visit Desert Botanical Garden after dark and experience Chihuly in the Desert like never before. With colorful glass art, live entertainment, cash bars and snacks, all your senses can be immersed at the Chihuly after dark programming this Spring.

Sonoran Sippin 2022

Jun. 24, Jul. 22, Aug. 26

Sunsets. Saguaros. Summer Sippin’. Summer’s are on at the Garden, Bring your friends and family to enjoy Friday nights together with a free drink, live music, Garden strolls and more!

Flashlight Nights 2022

Saturdays | Jul. 16 - Sep. 3

Grab your flashlight and get your glow on! Experience the desert after dark with hands-on activities, live dance, musical performances, cool treats, a farmers’ market and more. Perfect for a “cool” summer date night or family adventure.

For details, click here.    

Due to COVID-19, Round: Reimagined For A New Stage performances for this week are canceled. Please visit the Ballet Arizona for exchanges or refunds.