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There are several dining options when you visit the Garden. See below for more information about dining at the Garden.

Please note that the Garden does not permit outside food or beverage or picnicking on the Garden grounds.

Patio Café

The Patio Café is open fall, winter, and spring from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is closed during the summer. It is is located on Ullman Terrace. Click here to view the menu.


The Butterfly Café opens September 28, and will be open Friday - Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is located next to the Marshall Butterfly Pavilion. Click here to view a menu.


For more information, visit Gertrudesrestaurant.net or call 480 719.8600

Gertrude’s offers a fresh food experience at the Garden focusing on ingredients directly from the farm and pasture to the plate. Visit/Follow Gertude's on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates.


Gertrude’s will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There will also be daily Happy Hour items and a Sunday brunch. Gertrude’s menu will change often, based on the availability of local products and Chef Eldridge’s inspiration.

Gertrude’s will be open daily at 8 a.m. with the last dinner seating at 9 p.m. The restaurant will feature indoor and patio dining, a private chef’s table and bar seating.

The restaurant’s namesake, Mrs. Gertrude Divine Webster, along with a small group of Valley citizens, founded the Desert Botanical Garden in 1939. Their goal was to create a botanical garden to educate, understand, appreciate and promote the uniqueness of the Sonoran Desert. Click here for more information about the Garden's history.

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