DESERT BOTANICAL GARDEN ANNOUNCES SPRING PROGRAMMINGJanuary 5, 2021
Spring at Desert Botanical Garden is a time to get outdoors, experience the sunshine, take in the floral blooms and enjoy seasonal happenings. The Garden is excited to host several experiences, with safety at the forefront. The safety of members, guests, staff and volunteers is the Garden’s primary concern. In keeping with CDC guidelines and current community measures, the Garden has implemented several precautions, including limited capacity, touchless admissions, a one-way route and required facemasks for all visitors over the age of 2 and staff. Learn more about the Garden’s reopening precautions at dbg.org/safety.
Included with membership or Garden admission
Wind, Water, Earth by Natasha Lisitsa and Daniel Schultz of Waterlily Pond Studio
Wind: Jan. 19 – Feb. 19 | Included with Admission
Water: Feb. 23 – March 22 | Included with Admission
Earth: April 3-25 | Included with Admission
Desert Botanical Garden’s newest art exhibition features large-scale living sculptures created by Natasha Lisitsa and Daniel Schultz of Waterlily Pond Studio. Using florals and plant materials as the medium and desert elements as the inspiration, Wind, Earth and Water are three intricate installations that guests will experience at the Garden for only a few weeks.
Dog Days at the Garden
Saturdays, Jan. 9, 16, 23 and 30 | 8 – 11 a.m. | Included with Garden Admission
Dog Days return in 2021. Enjoy a “pawsitively” perfect morning stroll through the Garden. You and your pup will have a tail-wagging good time exploring the beauty and sniffs of the trails. Please BYOB (bring your own bowl) to fill at water refill stations. New, on January 16, call the Pup-arazzi! It’s time for your fur babies to bring out their best outfit for National Dress Up Your Pet Day. Join the rest of your pup friends in their latest fashion trends on the trails.
Music in the Garden
Fridays | Jan. 15, 22, 29 | Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26 | March 5, 12, 19, 26
Members: Table for up to 1 – 2 guests: $50 | Table for 3 – 4 guests: $100
General Public: Table for up to 1 – 2 guests: $60 | Table for 3-4 guests: $120
Music in the Garden Spring Concert Series is back with a new way to enjoy lively musical acts with your small group. Listen to toe-tapping tunes while taking in breathtaking desert sunset views. For your comfort and safety, tables will be socially-distanced and capacity is limited at this intimate event.
- Jan. 15 | The August Manley Band | Tribute to Waylon Jennings
- Jan. 22 | Cold Shott & the Hurricane Horns | Old-School R&B, funk, rock and soul
- Jan. 29 | Andrés Martínez Quartet | Boleros with a Latin jazz fusion twist
- Feb. 5 | Melgoza | 70s-influenced soulful rock to groovy Latin
- Feb. 12 | Cadillac Assembly Line | High energy blues and swing
- Feb. 19 | Jazz Con Alma with Holly Pyle | Latin jazz, soft rock with a groove
- Feb. 26 | Yellow Bird Indian Dancers | Native American stories, music, and dance
- March 5 | Bluesman Mike & The Blues Review Band | Blues with jazz and soul influence
- March 12 | Kilted Spirit | Celtic rock
- March 19 | Sandra Bassett | Motown, jazz, contemporary, soft rock
- March 26 | Guitarras Latinas | The best of Latin American music
Jan. 21, Feb. 25, April 8 | 6 – 9 p.m.
Members: Adult: $14.95, Child: $9.95
General Public: Adult: $29.95, Child: $14.95
Tickets on sale Jan. 8
Springtime Vibes + Cool Drinks = Sonoran Sippin’. Wrap-up your week with a floral-inspired welcome drink and an evening out in nature at the Garden. Thursday nights feature music, socially-distanced fun and an after-hours look at Waterlily Pond Studio. Each Thursday will feature a different botanically-flavored alcoholic beverage and programming.
Pair This, With That: A Corks & Cactus Mini-Series
Jan. 24, Feb. 28, March 28 | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. or 3-6 p.m.
General Public: $55
Tickets on sale Jan. 8
Uncork your palate with an all-new Corks & Cactus mini-series. Wine experts guide guests through a thematic and delightfully unexpected journey of six wine and food pairings that are sure to satisfy your innermost cravings. Choose from one Sunday in January, February or March to book your tasting trifecta.
Spring Plant Sale
Plant Sale Member Days: March 19 and 26 | General Public Sale Days: March 20-21, 27-28
Timed Entry | 7 a.m. – 3p.m. | Free Admission
The Plant Sale is back with a safe shopping experience. Reserve your time to shop, and horticulture experts will help you find the perfect cactus, agave, herb or veggie to plant in your own garden.
WHERE: 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. Online reservations are required.
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.