November 10, 2013 – May 18, 2014
Chihuly in the Garden
Tickets are on sale! Photo Credit: Dale Chihuly, Erbium Pink Fiori (detail), 2013, Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix
march - may
Spring is here and the Garden's trails are bursting with color! Plan your visit.
Open Daily | 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
March - May 11
The Spring Butterfly Exhibit is open! Admission to the exhibit is an extra $3.50 in addition to paid Garden admission. Share your experience with us by using #dbgbutterflies. More Info.
The Harriet K. Maxwell Desert Wildflower Loop Trail encompasses nearly two acres of North American desert wildflower exhibits planted with year-round displays. Spring is the best time to stroll this trail.
Latest Activities & Updates
See What's New
Early Closure Saturday
The Garden is closing at 12 noon, with last admissions at 11 a.m., this Saturday, April 26 to prepare for a special event. See our Before you Visit page for more information about early closures or to plan your trip to the Garden
Visiting the Garden
buy your tickets ahead
The great weather, spring break and the Chihuly in the Garden exhibition are all helping the Garden to sell out. You most likely will be turned away if we are sold out and you don’t have tickets.
If you plan to visit the Garden, we strongly encourage you to purchase your tickets ahead of time online. It’s fast, easy and you have three options for tickets:
1) you can print them at home and bring them with you;
2) you can write down your confirmation number and bring it with you to the admission window;
3) you can give your name at the admission window and we can look up the order.
We hope you will visit soon.
March - April
The Desert Botanical Garden’s Wildflower InfoSite is active each spring during March and April. The Garden partners with Arizona’s parks and gardens to provide you with a guide to where the wildflowers are blooming. This year, we are also inviting our social media followers to share with us where they are finding wildflowers in Arizona!
Share your wildflower photos with us on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram and include #dbgwildflowers. We will be re-sharing and pinning the images to our new Wildflowers in Arizona Pinterest Board.
Maps, Trails, & More
Explore the Garden
Planning your visit
We look forward to seeing you!
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 exhibition
- Learn from experts at a class
Need help planning your visit?
- Download a Garden Trail Map or take a look at the Before you Visit page.
- Don't forget water, sunscreen and a hat!
For unlimited annual access and more, become a member today.
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.
How to Read a Plant Label
customize your Garden visit
As a place of education, research, exhibition and conservation of desert plants, the Garden provides information about plants using many different techniques. One of these methods is through labels. These labels provide the Latin name used by the scientific community, its common name, where it grows and when it blooms.
You can customize your Garden experience further by downloading the Garden app. It includes trail guides, maps, garden tour, plant information and pictures, and a learning center that helps you care for your plants at home. You can download the app through iTunes for 99 cents.
The Garden app was developed by by Clarisoft & MuseumXP and Garden staff members.