April 7, 2015
Arizona Gives Day
Your donation to Desert Botanical Garden on Arizona Gives Day will make an impact in the children’s educational programming at the Garden. Learn more.
Desert Wildflower Loop Trail
The Harriet K. Maxwell Desert Wildflower Loop Trail encompasses nearly two acres of North American desert wildflower exhibits planted with year-round displays. The peak wildflower season is now! Stop by March – April to see the wildflowers at their best.
Up Next: Quetzal Guerrero
With his combined Native American, Brazilian, and Mexican background, Quetzal Guerrero is a dynamic performer who blends salsa, jazz, Brazilian, and funk creating a captivating musical experience. More Info.
spring at the garden
With plenty of rain and warm temperatures, the wildflower season is promises to be spectacular this year. The wildflowers are already creating a carpet of green at the Garden. Follow the season on our Wildflower Infosite.
Latest Activities & Updates
See What's New
Butterflies for your Home
now at available at the Garden Shop
Now available for a limited time, the Garden Shop’s new flutter collection, Bohemian Butterfly, in-store and online. Find everything for all your outdoor botanical needs, from pots, seeds, and desert plants, always available at the Garden Shop.
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.