this week at the garden
November 1 - 2
The Garden is celebrating its 12th annual Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, with a variety of activities this weekend.
Plants & People of the Sonoran Desert
The Plants and People of the Sonoran Desert Trail is one of the largest exhibits of its kind dedicated to helping people understand the complex cultural relationships between people and plants in our region.
Ottosen Entry Garden
Opened in November 2009, the Ottosen Entry Garden serves as the Garden’s grand lobby and features dramatic displays of cacti and succulents.
Up Next: Tro De Mambo
Charismatic frontman Mitchell De La Cruz ignites the Ullman Terrace stage backed by seasoned musicians delivering a performance true to their Dominican roots this Friday.
Latest Activities & Updates
See What's New
November 7 - 9
Sample your way through gourmet chocolates, zesty salsas and other unique Southwestern treats during Chiles & Chocolate. Indulge in the spicy decadence while listening to the sweet sounds of DJ Miguel Ivery.
- The festival is 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. next Friday through Saturday (November 7 - 9).
- Entrance to the festival is included with paid Garden admission.
- Garden members are free.
Garden Shop Dia de los Muertos Collection
Bring the spirit of Día de los Muertos home with the Garden Shop's new Day of the Dead collection of ornaments, scarves, home décor and more! In-store only for a limited time.
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.