Last Day to View Collection is May 3.
Arizona Indigenous: New Turned Wood by Philip and Matt Moulthrop
There are only two more weeks to view Arizona Indigenous: New Turned Wood by Philip and Matt Moulthrop. Make sure to visit this striking exhibition before it is gone!
Desert Wildflower Loop Trail
The Harriet K. Maxwell Desert Wildflower Loop Trail encompasses nearly two acres of North American desert wildflower exhibits planted with year-round displays. The peak wildflower season is now! Stop by March – April to see the wildflowers at their best.
Up Next: Adam Roberts Trio
Tenor saxophonist Adam Roberts leads this charming, irreverent jazz ensemble, featuring some of the Valley's best improvisers, in a diverse repertoire. This week's concert featuring Traveler is sold out.
spring at the garden
With plenty of rain and warm temperatures, the wildflower season is promises to be spectacular this year. The wildflowers are already creating a carpet of green at the Garden. Follow the season on our Wildflower Infosite.
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.
at the Garden Shop
New Vintage Botanical Collection
Capture the history and elegance of the Desert Botanical Garden with the Garden Shop’s new Vintage Botanical collection. See this elegant collection for yourself in-store or online.
Latest Activities & Updates
See What's New
Early Closure Saturday, April 25
Garden closes at 12 noon
The Garden, Garden Shop and Patio Café will be closing at 12 noon on Saturday, April 25 with last admissions at 11 a.m. to prepare for a special event. Gertrude's will be open regular hours. Additional information about early closures can be found on the Before You Visit page.
Shakespeare at the Garden
Southwest Shakespeare Company presents the world premier of Spellbound, A Musical Fairy Tale, an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Cymbeline. An evil stepmother and a father who is not much better, a wronged love, jealousy, revenge, magic potions, villains in disguise, a valiant heroine—all culminate in a live battle onstage. This 90-minute, heart-stopping production of Spellbound will keep you—well—spellbound! Join us under the stars for this improbable and magical romance, penned by the great Bard himself. Performance Details/Ticket Information.
North American Gardens Worth Travelling For
2015 Garden Tourism Award
The Garden is thrilled to have received the 'Top 10 North American Gardens Worth Travelling For' Garden Tourism Award from the North American Garden Tourism Conference. Read more about the award.
Congratulations to our fellow winners!
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.
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.