DESERT BOTANICAL GARDEN ANNOUNCES SPRING PROGRAMMINGJanuary 14, 2022
Phoenix, Jan. 14, 2022 – Spring at Desert Botanical Garden is a delightful experience with sunny days, floral blooms, and this year an extra layer of magic with the vibrant and colorful glass sculptures of Dale Chihuly. The Garden is excited to host several experiences for the whole family, while always keeping safety at the forefront. Learn more about the Garden’s safety precautions at dbg.org/safety.
Included with membership or Garden admission
Chihuly in the Desert
Dec. 3 – Jun. 19
Chihuly in the Desert showcases Dale Chihuly’s stunning, large-scale installations nestled among the Garden’s world-class collection of desert plants. The dynamic exhibition features 11 installations on the Garden’s trails with a major indoor gallery at Dorrance Hall.
Feb. 26 – May. 8 | 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thousands of butterflies take flight in the Valley’s only Southwest Butterfly exhibit. Learn how these fluttery creatures care for and protect the desert environment. Don’t miss the caterpillars, chrysalises and more!
Feb. 26 – May. 8 | Open Daily
Desert Botanical Garden invites kids to engage with the outdoors around them at Cactus Clubhouse–a brand-new nature play space. The play area provides unstructured, child-led activities for kids under 12 to discover the fun of the natural world.
Feb. 26 – May. 8 | 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Saturday 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Calling all Insect Explorers! Outside the butterfly exhibit is a space just for you. Find fun, buggy activities, test your insect superpowers and more at Cocoon: A Space for Garden Play.
Dog Days at the Garden
Sundays, Jan. 9, 23 and 30 | 8 – 11 a.m. | Included with Garden Admission
Back by pup-ular demand! Dog Days are a perfect op-paw-tunity to walk the trails, heel for photo ops and meet other dog lovers amid the beauty of the Garden. Last dog admission is at 10:30 a.m.
Chihuly After Dark
Jan. 18, Feb. 15, Mar.15, Apr. 19, May. 3, Jun. 4 | 7 – 10 p.m. | Included with Garden Admission
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 will be immersed at Chihuly After Dark this spring.
Music in the Garden
Fridays | Jan. 21, 28 | Feb. 11, 18, 25 | March 4, 18 | Apr. 1, 8, 15, 29 | May 6, 13, 20, 27 |
6 – 7 p.m. & 8:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Members: Adult: $34.95
General Public: Adult: $39.95
Music in the Garden is back this spring with an unforgettable evening filled with the blockbuster exhibition Chihuly in the Desert and local musical talent. Your ticket includes exhibit admission, so arrive early to stroll the trails and experience one of the Valley’s most iconic outdoor music venues.
- Jan. 21 | Poppy Harpman & the Storm | High energy blues and more
- Jan. 28 | Mother Road Trio | Roots, blues, Americana, rock
- Feb. 4 | Sophia Rankin | Folk, pop, rock, Americana
- Feb. 11 | Big Pete Pearson | Arizona’s “King of the Blues”
- Feb. 18 | Sahnas Brothers Quartet | Adult contemporary and Spanish guitar
- Feb. 25 | Blaine Long | Indie acoustic and rock
- Mar. 4 | Cold Shott & the Hurricane Horns | Rhythm and blues
- Mar. 11 | Delphine Cortez with Joel Robin & Friends | Jazz, r&b, contemporary
- Mar. 18 | Kilted Spirit | Irish, Celtic and classic rock
- Apr. 1 | Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble | Blues with jazz and soul influence
- Apr. 8 | Jeordie | Soft rock and acoustic
- Apr. 15 | Bluesman Mike and the Blues Review Band | Blues and more
- Apr.29 | Honeygirl | Country
- May. 6 | True Flavor Blues | Jazz-influenced blues
- May. 13 | The Swingtips | Swing and more
- May 20 | Kimberly Weston | Jazz vocals and adult contemporary
- May 27 | Holly Pyle | The music of Stevie Wonder and Joni Mitchell
Corks & Cactus
General Public $75
Sip. Savor. Scenery. Wine pairs perfectly with the Garden. Enjoy a selection of 40 wines from across the world, delicious food, musical performances and experience Chihuly in the Desert throughout the Garden at Corks & Cactus. Wine not?
Feb. 26 – May check dates and times | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
General Public $34.95
Press your luck at Lotería Night with rounds of lotería, cerveza, music, prizes y más! Ages 21 or older.
Agave on the Rocks
Mar. 25 | 6 – 10 p.m.
Members: Adult: $75
General Public: Adult: $80
Blanco, Reposado, Añejo and Mezcal! Celebrate the agave spirits of the world while enjoying Chihuly in the Desert. Sip on a complimentary margarita while sampling an array of savory and sweet culinary treats from Valley restaurants and caterers. Stop by the Tequila Sampling Room to taste and learn how Roger Clyne’s award-winning tequila— Canción — is made. Salud!
Events take place at Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008. For more information, call 480.941.1225 or visit dbg.org. Events are for all ages, unless otherwise noted. Tickets need to be purchased in advance.
About Desert Botanical Garden
Discover the tranquil vibrancy of 50,000 desert plants nestled amid the red rocks of the Papago Buttes at Desert Botanical Garden. An Arizona icon for more than 80 years, the Garden has grown into a compelling attraction and desert conservation pioneer, offering worldly plants, vibrant trails, world-class exhibitions, festive events and so much more.