this week at the garden
October 23 - 26
Every autumn the Desert Botanical Garden’s Great Pumpkin Festival is one of the Valley’s favorite places to find that special pumpkin.
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.
Cuisine & Culture of Dia de los Muertos
Join us for a delicious evening as we unveil the secrets and cultural traditions of Día de los Muertos. Presentation about the holiday is followed by a sit-down dinner catered by Rosita’s Place. Details.
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.
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Member Double Discount Days at the Garden Shop
October 20 - 26
Garden Shop member double discount days are here! The sale is October 20 - 26, in store and online. Garden members will receive 20% off merchandise, gifts and plants (excludes clearance items). Present your Garden membership card and photo ID to receive discount. Discount applies only to members named on the card.
Become a member today to take advantage of the double discount days.
November 1 - 2
The Garden is celebrating its 12th annual Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, with a variety of activities. Join us for this colorful tradition, celebrated throughout the American Southwest, Latin America and Mexico, that honors departed loved ones in a festival setting.
Maps, Trails, & More
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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.