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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.

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.

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.

Spring Butterflies

Spring Butterfly Exhibit

March 2 - May 12, 2019

Hundreds of butterflies native to the Southwest are waiting to greet you at the Garden’s Spring Butterfly Exhibit. Learn more about the butterfly life cycle in our caterpillar nursery, and don’t miss butterflies emerging from their chrysalis.

New Bloom by Michelle Stitzlein at Desert Botanical Garden

NEW BLOOM: Industrial Nature by Michelle Stitzlein

Feb. 1, 2019 - May 5, 2019

Desert Botanical Garden presents sculpture created with found materials from the imagination of artist Michelle Stitzlein. The impressive, large-scale works promote recycling through transforming simple objects into dynamic, natural forms.

Sugar skull display at the Ofrenda Exhibit at the Desert Botanical Gardens


Oct 26 - Nov 7, 2018

Ofrenda features 12 altars, or offerings, created by local artists in celebration of Día de los Muertos.

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