Learn more about how your dog is really feeling. Dr. Lisa Gunter will discuss new research from the Canine Science Collaboratory that explores the canine experience in animal shelters. Learn what we can do to reduce stress for these dogs in their forever homes. Limit 30.
Join beekeeper Dan Punch to learn about the different types of bees and their roles in the hive, the work and lifecycle of honeybees, how to construct hives and where to purchase equipment. There will be hands-on material and local honey samples. Limit 30.
Inspired by Wild Rising by Cracking Art, listen to talks and discussions from experts, scholars and industry professionals, as they share their insight about topical issues. Afterward, mingle with friends over drinks, music and yard games.
Founder and chair of 80 Cities and the first Ambassador for World Urban Parks, Guillermo “Gil” Penalosa comes to the Garden to deliver his innovative vision to create vibrant cities and healthy communities for all.
Hear from the Arizona Herpetological Sanctuary about how to be safe with native Arizona desert animals and to respect them in our environment. The demonstration will feature many critters, including a Sonoran Desert tortoise, California king snake, Gopher snake, Western Diamondback rattlesnake and a Gila monster.
Desert Botanical Garden presents a spectacular lineup of talent at the Music in the Garden Spring Concert Series. These popular events feature some of the best local and regional musicians. Ullman Terrace provides an unmatchable backdrop of mature saguaros and other desert plants, as audiences ages 21 and older enjoy the sounds of favorite bands and discover new talent. Food and drink, including a selection of boutique wines, are available for purchase.
Sample, sip and savor your way through the splendor of the Garden at Corks & Cactus, where boutique wines and desert beauty blend into a delightful event. Sample from 40 wines each day, enjoy music and purchase delicious fare. 21 and older.
Mix it up with your friends at Garden Mixtape, a new event series at the Garden. Enjoy danceable tunes from great local acts and surprise elements that will make your evening memorable. Sample seasonal craft beers with Arizona Wilderness Brewing Company.
Towering saguaros, watercolor sunsets, scurrying roadrunners and more—what’s not to love about the Grand Canyon State? Join Desert Botanical Garden on this special day to celebrate being Wild About Arizona.
Purchase Calligraphy: An Introduction and Advanced Calligraphy as a package by Jan. 2 and receive a discount. Offer expires Jan. 3. Programs may be purchased separately, subject to availablity. Instructed by Devon Meyer. Limit 15.
The region’s most anticipated culinary event returns to Desert Botanical Garden for its 11th year. Devour Culinary Classic promises to present the very best that Arizona’s culinary scene has to offer. 100% of all proceeds from Devour Culinary Classic benefit the community efforts of Local First Arizona, Desert Botanical Garden and Arizona Business Committee for the Arts (AZBCA).
Learn the traditional, meditative principles of Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement. Watch a demonstration by instructor Ping Wei, then make your own original, winter-inspired ikebana arrangements. Additional required materials list available with online listing. Limit 10.
Don’t let 30,000 plants intimidate you! Our on-site horticulture experts will help you find the perfect cactus, agave or ornamental to plant in your own garden. Specimen-sized plants and delivery services available. Volunteers and staff are available to offer advice, answer questions and assist in selections.
Celebrate tequila, food and music through the Garden’s desert trails. Sip a refreshing margarita in a glowing glass, while tasting culinary treats prepared by some of the Valley’s tastiest restaurants and caterers.
Sophisticated and stylish — Dinner on the Desert 2020 with Event Chair, Ann Stanton welcomes you to share the Garden with the 1,000 colorful animals of Wild Rising by Cracking Art. The evening begins with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and socializing with friends while you bid on distinctive plants, pots and garden art, plus unique and exciting experiences. The magical outdoor setting of the Garden is the stage for your evening of wild, inspired cuisine. After dinner, the farewell experience will bring the color of the desert and animal sculptures to life.
Southbound lanes between McDowell Rd. and Van Buren St. will be closed Sunday, Jan. 19 from 6 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Guests can access and exit the Garden via north Galvin Pkwy. only.