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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 an event, explore an exhibit or simply roam to enjoy the Garden’s beauty. Check out our admission prices and daily hours of operation.

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October 3, 2019

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Garden Tours


cactus scenery

REMINDER: The Garden is closed Nov. 28, in the evening on Dec. 24 and for the entire day on…

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9:30 am

Mighty Monarchs


9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Fall Butterflies at DBG

Mighty monarch butterflies return to Desert Botanical Garden. Experience a diverse kaleidoscope of butterflies from the Southwest, and discover the…

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Cocoon | A Place for Garden Play


9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Let your imagination run wild! Desert Botanical Garden's Cocoon: A Place for Garden Play is where young visitors, and…

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10:00 am

Volunteer Information Session


10:00 am – 11:30 am

Interested in volunteering at Desert Botanical Garden? Volunteers are needed for the following positions this fall season and beyond.…

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We look forward to seeing you

Hours & Admission

Current HOURS FOR GENERAL ADMISSION
Daily | 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

The Garden opens an hour early Wednesdays and Sundays for members. (7 a.m.)

The Garden hosts Community Day the second Tuesday of every month, where admission is complimentary. Parking is limited and does reach capacity. To guarantee admission, please use alternative transportation. Visit valleymetro.org (bus route #56) for more information on public transportation to Desert Botanical Garden.

Garden Closures
July 4
Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 28)
Christmas Day (Dec. 25)
Feb. 22 – 23, 2020

Early Closures
Nov. 29 – 30, 2019; Dec. 6 – 8, 13 – 15, 17 – 24, 26 – 31, 2019: Garden closes at 4 p.m., last general admission at 3 p.m.
Feb. 21, 2020: Closes at 3 p.m., last general admission at 2 p.m.
March 27, 2020: Closes at 3 p.m., last general admission at 2 p.m.
April 25, 2020: Closes at noon, last general admission at 11 a.m.

Visit For The Day

General Admission | $24.95 – $29.95

Youth 3 – 17 | $12.95 – $14.95

Children under 3 – FREE

Members – FREE

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

*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.

Glasses

Hat & Sunglasses

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

Water bottle

WATER

Bring more than you think you’ll need, and visit the Hydration Stations throughout the Garden to stay hydrated.

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.

path

This Trail Guide

Review the guide before your visit. Find your path.

Visit like a pro

Check out these tips to maximize your experience.

plan your adventure

See the Tours & Activities, or check out the Garden Trails & Galleries

Family is happy in garden
Delicious food in the tray

Plan a meal here (it’s worth it)

Gertrude’s restaurant is closed for renovations but will reopen for indoor dining in early Fall and patio dining mid-November. Patio Café is currently open.

Get your shop on

Visit the Garden Shop during their open hours, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

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. Rent strollers, electric scooters, wheelchairs and umbrellas at Admissions. First-come, first-served basis.

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 Dogs’ Day in the Garden.

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