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Las Noches de las Luminarias begins November 28 and continues throughout December. New this year is a holiday performance by Phoenix Boys Choir on December 10 and 11.

Now - January 4, 2015

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Fish Out of Water

This new exhibit showcases McAuliffe's impressions of fish from local canals, rivers, lakes and ponds created using the ancient Japanese technique of gyotaku.
November 28, 2014 - November 30, 2014

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Mariposa Monarca Monarch Butterfly Exhibit

This engaging exhibit features the life cycle and migration patterns of the monarch butterfly and the environmental threats and conservation efforts that surround it. NEW DATES ADDED! November 28 - 30.
November 28, 2014 - December 30, 2014

Las Noches de las Luminarias, presented by The Arizona Republic

Las Noches de las Luminarias

Las Noches de las Luminarias offers guests a truly unique holiday celebration for 16 nights in December.
December 10, 2014

special events

Phoenix Boys Choir Holiday Performance - Wednesday

General $25.00
Member $20.00
Event Phoenix Boys Choir Concert 12/10/14
Date 12/10/2014
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Celebrate the season with a special winter choral by the Phoenix Boys Choir presented in collaboration with the Desert Botanical Garden.
December 11, 2014

special events

Phoenix Boys Choir Holiday Performance - Thursday

General $25.00
Member $20.00
Event Phoenix Boys Choir Concert 12/11/14
Date 12/11/2014
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$25.00
 
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Celebrate the season with a special winter choral by the Phoenix Boys Choir presented in collaboration with the Desert Botanical Garden.
January 24, 2015

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Dogs’ Day in the Garden

The Garden has gone to the dogs! Take advantage of this special opportunity to bring the whole family, dogs included, to the Garden.
The Desert Botanical Garden presents new works by world-renowned artists Philip and Matt Moulthrop.
February 6, 2015

Music in the Garden: Spring Concert Series

Domingo DeGrazia Spanish Guitar Band

General $25.00
Member $20.00
Event Domingo DeGrazia Spanish Guitar Band 2/6/15
Date 02/06/2015
Quantity
$25.00
 
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Domingo DeGrazia Spanish Guitar Band bring back their Flamenco and Spanish style flair to the Ullman Terrace.
February 7, 2015

a new dinner series

The Seasonal Table: Wine & Dine

General $150.00
Member $145.00
Event Seasonal Table Wine and Dine 2/7/15
Date 02/07/2015
Quantity
$150.00
 
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The Seasonal Table is held in special Garden locations chosen for their beautiful settings. Wine & Dine celebrates the wide and varied culinary uses of wine.
February 13, 2015

Music in the Garden: Spring Concert Series

The Swingtips

General $25.00
Member $20.00
Event The Swingtips 2/13/15
Date 02/13/2015
Quantity
$25.00
 
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Be treated to an all-around good time with one of the best swing bands in town.
February 20, 2015

Music in the Garden: Spring Concert Series

Phoenix Boys Choir

General $25.00
Member $20.00
Event Phoenix Boys Choir 2/20/15
Date 02/20/2015
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Enjoy the magnificent sound of the Phoenix Boys Choir at this all-ages show as they sing music performed during coronation ceremonies.
February 21, 2015

sample, sip and savor

Corks & Cactus - Saturday

General $35.00
Member $30.00
Event Corks & Cactus 2/21/15
Date 02/21/2015
Quantity
$35.00
 
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Sample, sip, and savor your way through the splendor of the Desert Botanical Garden at Corks & Cactus, where boutique wines and desert beauty blend into a delightful event.  
February 22, 2015

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Corks & Cactus - Sunday

General $35.00
Member $30.00
Event Corks & Cactus 2/22/15
Date 02/22/2015
Quantity
$35.00
 
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Sample, sip, and savor your way through the splendor of the Desert Botanical Garden at Corks & Cactus, where boutique wines and desert beauty blend into a delightful event.  
February 27, 2015

Music in the Garden: Spring Concert Series

Novo Mundo

General $25.00
Member $20.00
Event Novo Mundo 2/27/15
Date 02/27/2015
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$25.00
 
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Novo Mundo’s salsa, bossa nova, and samba beats are sure to get you up on your feet! Join us for an energetic performance of eclectic Brazilian beats.
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 - 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

General $25.00
Member $20.00
Event The Brazen Heads 3/13/15
Date 03/13/2015
Quantity
$25.00
 
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The Brazen Heads are bringing a full lineup of high-energy Celtic melodies to the stage just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.
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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$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

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Breakfast with the Butterflies - Sunday

General $40.00
Member $35.00
Event Breakfast with the Butterflies 3/15/15
Date 03/15/2015
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$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 20, 2015

Music in the Garden: Spring Concert Series

Chuck Hall Band

General $25.00
Member $20.00
Event Chuck Hall Band 3/20/15
Date 03/20/2015
Quantity
$25.00
 
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Blues legend Chuck Hall boasts a charismatic ensemble with a strong Southern roots influence. The Chuck Hall Band’s lively performance is sure to be enjoyed by any blues fan!
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.
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
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$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

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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 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

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.
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 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.
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.

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Early Closures for Luminaria

The Garden’s annual holiday event, Las Noches de las Luminarias, begins Friday, November 28. The Garden will close at 4 p.m. with last admission at 3 p.m. each evening of Luminaria to prepare for the event. Early closure dates are:

  • November 28 and 29
  • December 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 – 23, 26 – 30


The Garden will also close at 4 p.m. with last admissions at 3 p.m. on December 24, 2014.

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