Desert Botanical Garden Mission & Vision


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The Garden’s commitment to the community is to advance excellence in education, research, exhibition and conservation of desert plants of the world with emphasis on the Sonoran Desert.  We will ensure that the Garden is always a compelling attraction that brings to life the many wonders of the desert.

Vision Statement

The Garden’s vision is to be the premier center in the world for the exhibition, research and conservation of desert plants. The Garden strives to be an indispensable resource for learning about cactus, agave and other desert plants of the Sonoran Desert and the world. Every element of the Garden reflects excellence, beauty and inspiration to transform the guest experience into one of discovery. The Garden is here to help everyone enjoy the beauty of the desert and to help them care about protecting and sustaining the natural world for the benefit of future generations.

Core Values


To protect and preserve desert plants, animals and habitats.


To respect the mutual destinies that link people, plants and all of nature.


To reflect the Sonoran Desert’s unique natural heritage and cultural history within a public garden setting.


To act ethically and responsibly as we serve our many communities.

To support our mission, please consider making a donation today

On-site programming is currently on hiatus.

You will now enter our LEARN portal, if you are a member, please login using the button on the top right corner of the page.
Advance Ticket reservations are required. Walk-ups are only permitted as capacity allows.

The Garden has a face mask policy day and night, in all indoor and outdoor spaces. Face masks are required for guests 2 and older upon entry and in all areas of the Garden. Anyone not wearing a face mask will be asked to leave.

Please be sure to read our safety measures before you make your reservation. See you soon!

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