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Spring is nearly here and we have a fabulous line-up planned! From Music in the Garden to Breakfast with the Butterflies, take a look at what's coming up and plan your visit today.

The Desert Botanical Garden presents new works by world-renowned artists Philip and Matt Moulthrop.
March 6, 2015

Music in the Garden: Spring Concert Series

Pick & Holler

General $25.00
Member $20.00
Event Pick and Holler 3/6/15
Date 03/06/2015
Quantity
$25.00
 
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Enjoy reincarnations of “old dead fiddlers and banjo pickers” with a unique and enchanting old time string band performance from Pick & Holler.
March 7, 2015 - April 18, 2015

spring butterfly exhibit

Meet the caterpillars

Join us Saturday mornings to learn more about the caterpillars that turn into the beautiful butterflies you see in the Marshall Butterfly Pavilion.
March 7, 2015 - May 10, 2015

Spring Butterfly Exhibit

Take a stroll through the beautiful Marshall Butterfly Pavilion and find yourself surrounded by hundreds of fluttering butterflies.
March 7, 2015 - April 4, 2015

special event

Scottsdale Artists League Spring Paintout

The Desert Botanical Garden and Scottsdale Artists League will co-sponsor their annual Spring Paint out.
March 13, 2015

Music in the Garden: Spring Concert Series

The Brazen Heads

SOLD OUT.
March 14, 2015

a new dinner series

The Seasonal Table: Tequila Ole!

General $150.00
Member $145.00
Event Seasonal Table Tequila Ole 3/14/15
Date 03/14/2015
Quantity
$150.00
 
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The Seasonal Table is held in special Garden locations chosen for their beautiful settings. Tequila Olé! showcases the different varieties of tequila and the flavor nuances.
March 14, 2015

special events

Breakfast with the Butterflies - Saturday

General $40.00
Member $35.00
Event Breakfast with the Butterflies 3/14/15
Date 03/14/2015
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Options
$40.00
 
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Desert Botanical Garden is aflutter over the return of Breakfast with the Butterflies! Take part in a colorful celebration marking the opening of the Spring Butterfly Exhibit.
March 15, 2015

special events

Breakfast with the Butterflies - Sunday

SOLD OUT
March 19, 2015

Patrons Circle Members

Spring Plant Sale Preview and Reception

Patrons Circle members can shop for beautiful plants for their home garden and receive plant assistance from the Garden’s knowledgeable horticulture staff.
March 20, 2015

Music in the Garden: Spring Concert Series

Chuck Hall Band

SOLD OUT
March 20, 2015 - March 22, 2015

Bi-Annual Plant Sale

The Desert Botanical Garden Plant Sale is a one-stop shopping experience featuring the largest variety of arid-adapted plants available in one location.
March 27, 2015

Celebrating 13 Years

Agave on the Rocks

General $75.00
Member $70.00
Event Agave on the Rocks 3/27/15
Date 03/27/2015
Quantity
$75.00
 
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Celebrate Sonoran roots at the 13th Annual Agave on the Rocks, a deliciously fun evening at the Desert Botanical Garden.
The Central Arizona Cactus and Succulent Society encourages the appreciation, study and growing of cacti and other succulents.
March 29, 2015

Patrons Circle Members

Tour of Private Gardens

Enjoy an intimate stroll through several private gardens in the Phoenix area with an optional luncheon provided.
April 3, 2015

Music in the Garden: Spring Concert Series

Quetzal Guerrero

General $25.00
Member $20.00
Event Quetzal Guerrero 4/3/15
Date 04/03/2015
Quantity
$25.00
 
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Quetzal Guerrero blends salsa, jazz, Brazilian, and funk creating a captivating musical experience.
April 10, 2015

Music in the Garden: Spring Concert Series

Tony Duncan and Darrin Yazzie

General $25.00
Member $20.00
Event Tony Duncan 4/10/15
Date 04/10/2015
Quantity
$25.00
 
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Five-time World Champion Hoop Dancer Tony Duncan will take the stage with talented guitarist Darrin Yazzie for an unforgettable evening of Native American music and dance.
April 10, 2015 - April 12, 2015

show and sale

Central Arizona Cactus and Succulent Society Show and Sale

Expect to see amazing, beautiful and bizarre examples of cacti and succulents as members of the Central Arizona Cactus and Succulent Society display potted specimens of desert plants from around the world.
April 10, 2015 - April 12, 2015

special events

Scottsdale Artists League Spring Paintout Show & Sale

During the final weekend of the Scottsdale Artists League Spring Paintout all of the artwork from the Paintout will be on display and for sale.
April 11, 2015

a new dinner series

The Seasonal Table: Dig Into Spring

General $150.00
Member $145.00
Event Seasonal Table Dig into Spring 4/11/15
Date 04/11/2015
Quantity
$150.00
 
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The Seasonal Table is held in special Garden locations chosen for their beautiful settings. Revel in the beauty of a spring evening at the Garden during Dig Into Spring.
April 12, 2015

Phoenix Home & Garden

Grand Tour of Gardens

Phoenix Home & Garden magazine invites you to celebrate spring in the desert by taking part in the 17th annual Grand Tour of Gardens.
April 17, 2015

Music in the Garden: Spring Concert Series

Traveler

General $25.00
Member $20.00
Event Traveler 4/17/15
Date 04/17/2015
Quantity
$25.00
 
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After spending their summer performing abroad, Traveler is making their way back to the Garden.
April 18, 2015

NEW THIS YEAR!

Earth Day Celebration

Explore our five distinctive trails, experience unique tours and behind-the-scenes glimpses, and meet the colorful plant experts who make the Garden such a special place.
May 1, 2015

Music in the Garden: Spring Concert Series

Adam Roberts Trio

General $25.00
Member $20.00
Event Adam Roberts Jazz Trio 5/1/15
Date 05/01/2015
Quantity
$25.00
 
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Adam Roberts is taking the Ullman Terrace stage with his band for a night of alluring jazz melodies.
May 7, 2015 - May 24, 2015

Shakespeare at the Garden

Spellbound, A Musical Fairy Tale

A new adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Southwest Shakespeare Company in partnership with the Desert Botanical Garden.
May 8, 2015

Celebrate Cactus Blooms

National Public Gardens Day

Join us for National Public Gardens Day at Desert Botanical Garden and help us celebrate cactus blooms!
May 8, 2015

Music in the Garden: Spring Concert Series

Ritmo Latino

General $25.00
Member $20.00
Event Ritmo Latino 5/8/15
Date 05/08/2015
Quantity
$25.00
 
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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.
May 15, 2015

Music in the Garden: Spring Concert Series

Big Pete Pearson Blues Band

General $25.00
Member $20.00
Event Big Pete Pearson Blues Band 5/15/15
Date 05/15/2015
Quantity
$25.00
 
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Big Pete Pearson Blues Band is coming back to the Garden! Don’t miss another noteworthy performance by the King of Blues and Valley legend Big Pete Pearson.
Please join us for the Garden Members Annual Meeting, which includes a business meeting, the recognition of retiring board members and introduction of new board members.
May 22, 2015

Music in the Garden: Spring Concert Series

Jaleo

General $25.00
Member $20.00
Event Jaleo 5/22/15
Date 05/22/2015
Quantity
$25.00
 
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Join Jaleo at Ullman Terrace as they explore their multicultural influences while delivering a performance that will have guests dancing all night long.
May 23, 2015 - September 5, 2015

weekly activities

Garden Flashlight Tours

Flashlight tours are a sensory adventure where you will see, hear and feel the desert night.
May 29, 2015

Music in the Garden: Spring Concert Series

Pete Pancrazi

General $25.00
Member $20.00
Event Pete Pancrazi 5/29/15
Date 05/29/2015
Quantity
$25.00
 
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Pete Pancrazi returns to the Garden stage with original Latin jazz guitar compositions.
The Central Arizona Cactus and Succulent Society encourages the appreciation, study and growing of cacti and other succulents.
June 4, 2015

Patrons Circle Members

Ice Cream Social and Flashlight Tour

Patrons Circle members are encouraged to bring children and grandchildren to enjoy a light dinner and ice cream prior to your flashlight tour
June 5, 2015

Music in the Garden: Spring Concert Series

Grupo Liberdade

General $25.00
Member $20.00
Event Grupo Liberdade 6/5/15
Date 06/05/2015
Quantity
$25.00
 
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Grupo Liberdade is bringing their energetic Brazilian beats and contagiously captivating stage presence to Ullman Terrace.
June 12, 2015

Music in the Garden: Spring Concert Series

Carmela y Mas

General $25.00
Member $20.00
Event Carmela y Mas 6/12/15
Date 06/12/2015
Quantity
$25.00
 
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Carmela y Mas is back at the Garden, bringing a rhythmic blend of cha cha, merengue, Latin jazz, salsa, and mamba!
June 19, 2015

Music in the Garden: Spring Concert Series

Cold Shott and the Hurricane Horns

General $25.00
Member $20.00
Event Cold Shott and the Hurricane Horns 6/19/15
Date 06/19/2015
Quantity
$25.00
 
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Performing an enticing mix of funk, soul, and rhythm and blues, Cold Shott and the Hurricane Horns will be back at Ullman Terrace for another impressive performance. 
June 26, 2015

Music in the Garden: Spring Concert Series

The Cal Tjader Tribute Band

General $25.00
Member $20.00
Event The Cal Tjader Tribute Band 6/26/15
Date 06/26/2015
Quantity
$25.00
 
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Enjoy original compositions of Tjader as well as other Latin Jazz favorites performed by some of the most seasoned musicians in the Valley.
The Central Arizona Cactus and Succulent Society encourages the appreciation, study and growing of cacti and other succulents.
The Central Arizona Cactus and Succulent Society encourages the appreciation, study and growing of cacti and other succulents.

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Opening Saturday, March 7

The Spring Butterfly Exhibit opens Saturday, March 7. The exhibit will be open daily, 9:30 – 5 p.m., through May 10. It is $3.50 for general public with paid Garden admission and is included with membership. Details.

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