first dinner is February 6
The Garden is please to bring you a new event, The Seasonal Table. The dinner series begins on February 7 with Wine & Dine. Each dinner will focus on different theme and be held in a special Garden location.
Ottosen Entry Garden
Ottosen Entry Garden serves as the Garden’s grand lobby and features dramatic displays of cacti and succulents designed to showcase the beauty and diversity of desert plants. Read More.
Up Next: The Swingtips
Music in the Garden is back! The first concert is February 6 and already sold out. Next up is The Swingtips on February 13.
Sonoran Desert Nature Loop Trail
This trail features dramatic vistas of distant mountains and up-close views of the surrounding desert. A variety of fascinating exhibits focus on the plants and animals of the Sonoran Desert. Read more.
Latest Activities & Updates
See What's New
New Exhibit Coming to Ottosen Gallery
Opening February 6
The Desert Botanical Garden presents new works by world-renowned artists Philip and Matt Moulthrop. The exhibition features a collection of turned wood that reveals the inherent beauty of trees and shrubs native to Arizona. Woodturning has been a Moulthrop family legacy for three generations and their pieces are immediately recognizable by their distinct contemporary forms. The exhibit, Arizona Indigenous: New Turned Wood by Philip & Matt Moulthrop, opens February 6 and is included with paid Garden admission or membership.
Philip Moulthrop, Desert Ironwood Dish, 2014,
2.5 x 6.75 x 6.75, turned wood
Image courtesy of CLUTCH Photo and Bentley Gallery, AZ
Exhibition courtesy of Bentley Gallery.
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 or Google Play for 99 cents.
The Garden app was developed by Clarisoft & MuseumXP and Garden staff members.