Fish out of Water: Meet the Artist
Join artist Joe McAuliffe to hear about his practice of the fascinating art form of gyotaku and how it has influenced his perceptions of science, art and other dimensions of the human experience.
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.
Up Next: Tro De Mambo
Music in the Garden continues with Tro De Mambo on October 31. All other October concerts are sold out. More Info.
education at the garden
Seedlings Begins October 21
Young children discover the wonders of the desert alongside their caregiver in our nature-based preschool program guided by caring and experienced teachers. More Info/Register.
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 23 - 26
The Great Pumpkin Festival is back! Come by to pick out that special pumpkin, take on the challenge of the Amazing Hay Bale Maze or carnival style games in the Events Plaza. There will also be live entertainment each day. Event Details.
Entrance to the festival is included with paid Garden admission. Garden members are admitted free with current Member ID card. All children under 3 are free.
Garden Shop Fall Collections
Bring the seasons indoor with the beautiful and delicious fall collections available in-store only at the Garden Shop (pictured above). A selection of items are also available online.
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.