the garden closes at 8 p.m.
Sunset at the Garden
The Garden is open until 8 p.m. so guests can watch a famous Arizona sunset.
Music in the Garden
Up Next: Sonoran Jazz
Music in the Garden continues with Sonoran Jazz on June 7. The next concert, Get Back: A Musical Tribute to the Beatles, on May 31 is sold out. More info.
Whispers of a New World: Sculptures by Carolina Escobar
Whispers of a New World: Sculptures by Carolina Escobar, Uses vibrant colors and shapes inspired by nature. The Contemporary art exhibit is on display through May 27. More Info.
featured permenant exhibit
Berlin Agave Yucca Forest
A dramatic display of plants from the agave, yucca and nolina families located along the Desert Discovery Loop Trail. More Info.
classes & workshops
Learn at the Garden
Enjoy a full range of educational classes and programs for learners of all ages! Desert Botanical Garden offers a wide range of classes, with registrations taken on a first-come, first-served basis. More Info.
Latest Activities & Updates
See What's New
Early Closure Thursday, May 23
Garden closing to prepare for a special event
Topia at the Garden through June 2
presented by Ballet Arizona
Topia, an original ballet created by Artistic Director Ib Andersen, fuses nature and dance. Again this year, the ballet will be performed in an outdoor desert venue on an 80-foot panoramic stage. Andersen’s brilliant choreography is set to the music of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6. In 2012 Ballet Arizona performed Topia to sell-out crowds at the Garden.
Tickets are on sale at the Ballet Arizona box office, 602 381.1096 or ticketmaster.com. Garden members will receive 10% off their tickets when using promo code: VIPTopia.
Flashlight Tours Begin May 30
Thursdays & Saturdays
Flashlight tours are a sensory adventure where you will see, hear and feel the desert night. The self-paced stroll along the main trail to 10 discovery stations is perfect for families and children of all ages.
Please bring your own flashlight. Included with membership or paid Garden admission.
Maps, Trails, & More
Explore the Garden
Planning your visit
Experience the Garden in a different way each time you visit. You can...
- Wind your way amongst our scenic trails
- Take a tour
- Attend an event
- See our latest exhibitions
- Learn from experts at a class
For unlimited annual access and more, become a member!
Tours & Activities
seasonal, individual, group and school tours
Experience and learn about the desert through a variety of tours and activities. The Garden's daily and weekly activities are included with membership or admission, and are designed to accommodated individuals of any age and groups of any size. Private tours are available for an additional fee.