Desert Botanical Garden Admission & Hours

OPEN DAILY 8 A.M.|7 A.M. FOR MEMBERS WED. & SUN.

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Desert Botanical Garden is here to help you enjoy the beauty of the desert and care about it. Join us for a future event or exhibit or simply make a reservation to roam and enjoy the Garden’s beauty. We hope to see you soon.

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May 31, 2022

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8:00 am

Chihuly in the Desert


8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Chihuly in the Desert showcases Dale Chihuly’s stunning, large-scale installations nestled among the Garden’s world-class collection of desert plants.…

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Desert Landscape School Classes


Times vary

Desert Landscape School is an immersive experience on various aspects of desert landscapes and gardening. The School provides you…

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The Metro Phoenix Saguaro Census


8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Do you love saguaros? Help us learn more about them! Desert Botanical Garden has launched a census of saguaro…

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1:00 pm

Round: Reimagined for A New Stage


8 - 10 p.m.

From the choreographer that brought you new works such as Eroica, Topia, and The Four Seasons – An Evening…

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The safety of members, guests, staff and volunteers is the Garden’s primary concern.

 Advance Ticket reservations are required.

Please be sure to read our safety measures before you make your reservation. We can’t wait to see you!

We look forward to seeing you Again

Hours & Admission

Current HOURS FOR GENERAL ADMISSION

March 17 – June 19
8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Thursday – Monday 
7 a.m. for members Wednesday & Sundays

Summer Operating Hours
May – September
7 a.m.-8 p.m.
6 a.m.  Exclusive member entry on Sundays and Wednesdays

desert at dawn | july & August
Thursdays – Saturdays | Garden opens at 6 a.m.
Included with general admission

Allow yourself to be amazed by the spectacular view of a desert sunrise. Enjoy stunning views of saguaros bathed in early morning light, the sounds of nature and the peaceful sensation of the first hours of the day.

Garden Closures

July 4 – 11, 2022 | Closed

 

Visit For The Day

General Admission | $24.95 – $39.95

Youth 3 – 17 | $14.95 – $18.95

Children under 3 | FREE

Members | FREE

Active Military Personnel | FREE (with valid government ID for General Admission only)

Beginning Dec. 3 General Garden Admission will include access to Chihuly in the Desert

*General Admission does not include special events or exhibitions.

What To Bring

To fully enjoy your visit, make sure you bring these items.

Sunscreen spray

SUNSCREEN

Arizona’s weather is consistently sunny. Make sure to wear and reapply throughout your visit.

Water bottle

WATER

Bring a refillable waterbottle–the Garden has two open hydration stations.

Glasses

Hat & Sunglasses

Shade your eyes so you can better take in the stunning views without squinting.

Camera

camera

Capture all the of the beautiful plants and animals you’ll see.

Shoe

comfortable shoes

The trails are easy to walk, but you’ll definitely want comfortable footwear.

Visit like a pro

Check out these tips to maximize your experience.

plan your adventure

Check out our current trail map before you visit.

Family Exploring Wildflower Trail at Desert Botanical Garden
Delicious food in the tray

Plan a meal here

Explore our current dining offerings while you visit.

Get your shop on

Visit the Garden Shop during your Garden visit.

Arrangements of cloths in drawer
Kid in the pram with family in the garden

Garden accessibility

The Garden is fully accessible via wheelchair, and most trails are stroller friendly. Scooters can be rented for $35.95 for non-members and $30.95 for members. Wheelchairs and electric scooters will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at admissions and will be sanitized after each use. The Garden cannot rent strollers for children under 2 years old. 

WHAT TO LEAVE AT HOME

Dog

PETS OR THERAPY ANIMALS*

Basket

PICNICKING ITEMS

Gun

WEAPONS OR FIREARMS

* Only service dogs or miniature horses are allowed. If you would like to bring your dog to the Garden, please visit Dog Days in the Garden.

Ready to Spend a Day at the Garden?

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ADVANCE TICKET RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR MEMBERS & GENERAL ADMISSION.
For details, click here.    

Due to COVID-19, Round: Reimagined For A New Stage performances for this week are canceled. Please visit the Ballet Arizona for exchanges or refunds.