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Luminaria Tickets On Sale
Las Noches de las Luminarias tickets are now on sale to the general public. Plan your holidays today! Purchase tickets.
Cactus and Succulent Galleries
The Sybil B. Harrington Cactus and Succulent Galleries are located along the Desert Discovery Loop Trail and showcase plants from around the world.
Music in the Garden is back! The fall concert series begins this Friday, October 3 with Flamenco Por la Vida. More Info.
Desert Discovery Loop Trail
The Desert Discovery Loop Trail is the Garden’s main trail where you can learn the unique characteristics of desert plants from around the world.
Latest Activities & Updates
See What's New
October 10 - 12
The Desert Botanical Garden Plant Sale is a one-stop shopping experience featuring the largest variety of arid-adapted plants available in one location. This sale will have our largest selection ever, with many new and unusual plants of all sizes. Specimen-sized plants and delivery services will be available. View a list of plants generally, but not always, offered at our sales.
- Members Preview Day (Become a member today!)
- Friday / October 10, 2014 / 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Open to General Public
- Saturday / October 11, 2014 / 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Sunday / October 12, 2014 / 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Garden Shop Closing Early Friday, October 3
garden shop early closure
The Garden Shop will close at 4 p.m. on Friday, October 3 to perform inventory. Shop online at gardenshop.dbg.org/
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.
Please note: A small section of the Garden is closed for renovations beginning June 2. All trails remain open and accessible to visitors through Stardust Plaza. More info.
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 or Google Play for 99 cents.
The Garden app was developed by Clarisoft & MuseumXP and Garden staff members.