Shakespeare at the Garden

Opening Thursday


Southwest Shakespeare Company presents the world premiere of Spellbound, A Musical Fairy Tale, an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Cymbeline this Thursday at the Garden. Buy Tickets.


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Night Bloomers


The night blooming cactus are beginning to flower throughout the Garden. Pictured is an Echinopsis thelogona located along Desert Discovery Loop Trail in Stardust Plaza. 


Up Next: Ritmo Latino

General $25
Member $20
Event Ritmo Latino 5/8/15
Date 05/08/2015
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The Garden welcomes back Ritmo Latino to the Ullman stage! Come ready to hear the beautiful blends of cha cha cha, Latin jazz, salsa, and cumbia styling for an incredible musical experience.

Friday, May 8

National Public Gardens Day


Join us for National Public Gardens Day at Desert Botanical Garden on Friday, May 8 and help us celebrate cactus blooms! Schedule of activities.

plan your summer

Summer Camp Fun


Summer is just around the corner! Are you ready? We will be offering several summer camps this year. Camps will be offered May through June.  Register today


Spring Butterfly Exhibit


This is the last season of the Spring Butterfly Exhibit in its current location. It will reopen spring of 2017 near the Harriet K. Maxwell Desert Wildflower Trail. Come by for visit before May 10 to see your favorite pollinators up close. It is $3.50 for general public with paid Garden admission and is included with membership. Details.

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Mother's Day Gifts

at the Garden Shop

Why not share a piece of that feeling of tranquility and peace you get from visiting the Desert Botanical Garden with someone special – your Mom!  Mother’s Day is May 10, and the Garden Shop is stocked with items sure to make her day, such as the perfect garden succulent plant or home decor gift. Stop by or visit us online to view our unique Vintage Botanical items, butterfly collection, and more.


Flashlight Tours Begin May 23

Thursdays & Saturdays, May 23 - September 5

Flashlight Tours are just around the corner. Explore and learn about the desert at night during this sensory experience. Visit a variety of discovery stations located throughout the Garden during the self-paced tour. Attending is included with membership or paid Garden admission and perfect for families and children of all ages. Tours begin May 23 and will be every Thursday and Saturday through September 5 (except for July 4). More information.

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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.

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