Past exhibits at DBG

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Past Exhibits

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Waterlily Pond Studio Wind Installation

Wind, Water, Earth

Earth | April 3 - 25

Natasha Lisitsa and Daniel Schultz of Waterlily Pond Studio make public garden debut with Wind, Water and Earth at Desert Botanical Garden.

wild rising art

Wild Rising by Cracking Art

Now - Nov. 8, 2020

The Garden’s newest art exhibition is traveling straight from Milan to bring Wild Rising by Cracking Art—an installation of more than 1,000 animal sculptures made from colorful and recyclable plastic.

Spring Butterfly Exhibit

Feb. 29 - May 10, 2020

THIS EXHIBIT HAS BEEN CANCELED. 

Ofrenda

Now - Nov. 6, 2019

The Garden continues its annual exhibition of Ofrenda, or “offering,” which is part of the traditional Mexican celebration of Día de los Muertos. Ofrendas are created to remember and honor the memory of ancestors and loved ones that have passed.

Fall Butterflies at DBG

Mighty Monarchs

Sept. 21 - Nov. 3, 2019

Mighty monarch butterflies return to Desert Botanical Garden. Experience a diverse kaleidoscope of butterflies from the Southwest, and discover the magnificence of the mighty monarch butterfly.

Elephant in the Room at Desert Botanical Garden

Elephant in the Room

Oct. 12, 2019 - May 10, 2020

Join the conversation of Wild Rising by Cracking Art with Elephant in the Room, a thought-provoking installation in Ottosen Gallery that invites visitors to dig into rotating worldly topics and commit to reducing human impact on the natural world. The interactive exhibit will feature topics related to biodiversity and climate change, including environmental happiness, cactus as a threatened species and the culture of convenience.

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Upcoming Exhibits

Mighty Monarchs

Sept. 25 – Nov. 14

Monarch butterflies and their friends are back! Take a closer look at pollinators that care for and protect our desert environment.

Cactus Clubhouse

Fridays & Saturdays | Oct. 15 - Nov. 27

The Garden invites kids to engage in unstructured activity with the outdoors around them at Cactus Clubhouse–a brand-new nature play space.

Chihuly in the Desert

Dec. 3, 2021 - June 19, 2022

Dale Chihuly returns to the Sonoran Desert with a stunning new exhibition at two of Arizona’s most iconic venues, Desert Botanical Garden and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West.

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