The Garden is Open
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.
April 1, 2023
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Playing with Stars: Rotraut at Desert Botanical Garden
The bold and lyrical large-scale sculptures of Rotraut will enliven the Garden târails while a selection of her paintings and small sculpture fill the Ottosen Gallery.…Find out more »
Dog Days at the Garden
Paws up for Dog Days at the Garden! Explore the trails with your pup, smell the spring wildflowers and pose for photos on Saturday mornings.Find out more »
Desert Botanical Garden invites kids to engage with the outdoors around them at Cactus Clubhouse–a nature play space. The play area provides unstructured, child-led activities for kids under 12 to discover the fun of the natural world.Find out more »
CENTRAL ARIZONA CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY SHOW & SALE 2023
The Central Arizona Cactus and Succulent Society is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Annual Show and Sale at the Desert Botanical Garden. Don’t miss seeing beautifully grown, amazingly spectacular, and just plain weird cactus and succulent plants grown by Society members.Find out more »
Families can get an up-close and unforgettable experience when more than XXX native Southwestern butterflies return for the Spring Butterfly Exhibit. Get acquainted with thousands of butterflies, observe each stage of their life cycle and learn what actions we can take to protect them.Find out more »
Explore the Garden with an expert who will highlight the living collection of desert plants from around the world and the Sonoran Desert. See how and why the Garden is committing to conserving these amazing organisms for generations to come.Find out more »
We look forward to seeing you Again
hours for general admission
8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Daily
7 a.m. Members-only Sundays and Wednesdays
March 24 | Garden closes at 3 p.m.
April 22 | Garden closes at noon
July 4 | Closed
January – March | The Plants and People of the Sonoran Desert Trail will close at sunset.
Visit For The Day
June 1 – Sept. 4 | Admissions for all guests will be $16.95
Children under 2 & members | FREE
Active Military Personnel | FREE (with valid government ID for General Admission only)
*General Admission does not include special ticketed events or exhibitions.
What To Bring
To fully enjoy your visit, make sure you bring these items.
Arizona’s weather is consistently sunny. Make sure to wear and reapply throughout your visit.
Bring a refillable waterbottle–the Garden has two open hydration stations.
Hat & Sunglasses
Shade your eyes so you can better take in the stunning views without squinting.
Capture all the of the beautiful plants and animals you’ll see.
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.
The Garden is fully accessible via wheelchair, and most trails are stroller friendly. Scooters can be rented for $40 for non-members and $35 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.
WHAT TO LEAVE AT HOME
PETS OR THERAPY ANIMALS*
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.