Bring a flashlight and join us for an evening of exploration! Flashlight tours are every Thursday and Saturday May - September 5 (except July 4). Tour is included with membership or paid Garden admission. More Info.
The night blooming cactus are beginning to flower. Pictured is an Easter Lily (Echinopsis sp.), which can be found throughout the Garden.
The Sonoran Desert Nature Loop Trail features dramatic vistas of distant mountain and up-close views of the surrounding desert. Be sure to bring water if you plan on walking this trail.
Latest Activities & Updates
See What's New
Garden Closed July 4
The Garden will be closed on Saturday, July 4, 2015. Have a happy and safe Fourth of July! More information about closures.
At the Garden Shop
in-store and online
Just in time for Flashlight Tours is the Garden Shop’s new Kids Cacti Collection. Get everything you need to tour the Garden from color-changing mood cups, backpacks, notebooks, and pencils. Purchase the collection in-store or order online. If you select “In Store Pickup” as your shipping method when checking out online, the Garden Shop will have your order ready when you arrive for Flashlight Tours.
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!
- Pardon our dust! Beginning June 1st a small portion of the Desert Discovery Loop Trail near historic Webster Center will be closed for renovation. A new exhibit, the Heritage Garden, will open in Fall 2015. Each of the Garden’s five trails will remain open throughout the renovation process.
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.