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Spring is here! The season opens with the Spring Butterfly Exhibit on March 1 and continues with Breakfast with the Butterflies, Spring Plant Sale and Agave on the Rocks. The Music in the Garden spring concert series continues each Friday night and is selling out fast! Don't forget to check out our new Chihuly After Dark events Saturday nights, March through April. 

Now - May 18, 2014

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Chihuly

The Desert Botanical Garden is pleased to announce Chihuly in the Garden debut on November 9, 2013. The exhibition will feature multiple installations and artworks on view throughout the Garden’s trails by artist Dale Chihuly.
Now - May 11, 2014

Presented by BMO Harris Bank

Spring Butterfly Exhibit

Take a stroll through the beautiful Marshall Butterfly Pavilion and surround yourself with hundreds of fluttering butterflies.
April 22, 2014

photography event

Photography: Chihuly Exclusive - April 22 Morning

General $31.00
Member $25.00
Event Chihuly Exclusive 20 - 4/22/14
Date 04/22/2014
Quantity
$31.00
 
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Capture the magnificent and unique beauty of Chihuly in the Garden during this exclusive opportunity to take photographs of the various works of art installed for this exhibition.
April 23, 2014

photography event

Photography: Chihuly Exclusive - April 23 Evening

General $31.00
Member $25.00
Event Chihuly Exclusive 21 - 4/23/14
Date 04/23/2014
Quantity
$31.00
 
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Capture the magnificent and unique beauty of Chihuly in the Garden during this exclusive opportunity to take photographs of the various works of art installed for this exhibition.
April 26, 2014

special events

Dinner on the Desert

Dinner on the Desert 2014 celebrates the Garden and the Sonoran Desert, its colors, shapes and scents.
April 29, 2014

photography event

Photography: Chihuly Exclusive - April 29 Morning

General $31.00
Member $25.00
Event Chihuly Exclusive 22 - 4/29/14
Date 04/29/2014
Quantity
$31.00
 
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Capture the magnificent and unique beauty of Chihuly in the Garden during this exclusive opportunity to take photographs of the various works of art installed for this exhibition.
April 30, 2014

photography event

Photography: Chihuly Exclusive - April 30 Evening

General $31.00
Member $25.00
Event Chihuly Exclusive 23 - 4/30/14
Date 04/30/2014
Quantity
$31.00
 
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Capture the magnificent and unique beauty of Chihuly in the Garden during this exclusive opportunity to take photographs of the various works of art installed for this exhibition.
May 2, 2014

Music in the Garden: Spring Concert Series

Pick & Holler

General $25.00
Member $20.00
Event Pick & Holler 5/2/14
Date 05/02/2014
Quantity
$25.00
 
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Enjoy reincarnations of “old dead fiddlers and banjo pickers” with a unique and enchanting old time stringband performance from Pick & Holler.
May 8, 2014

Music in the Garden: Spring Concert Series

Ritmo Latino

General $25.00
Member $20.00
Event Ritmo Latino 5/8/14
Date 05/08/2014
Quantity
$25.00
 
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The Garden welcomes back Ritmo Latino to the stage Thursday! Come ready to hear the beautiful blends of cha cha cha, Latin jazz, salsa, and cumbia stylings that will create a one-of-a-kind musical experience.
May 9, 2014

Music in the Garden: Spring Concert Series

Domingo DeGrazia Spanish Guitar Band

SOLD OUT.
May 13, 2014

Everyone Welcome!

Arizona Native Plant Society Meeting - May

The Arizona Native Plant Society provides information, fosters appreciation of, and helps protect Arizona’s native plants.
May 15, 2014 - June 1, 2014

FairyWorlds

Shakespeare in the Garden

A new adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Southwest Shakespeare Company in partnership with the Desert Botanical Garden.
May 15, 2014

Patrons Circle Member Event

Shakespeare in the Garden Opening Reception

Join us for the opening night of FairyWorlds with an elegant reception in advance of the performance.
May 16, 2014

Music in the Garden: Spring Concert Series

Grupo Liberdade

General $25.00
Member $20.00
Event Grupo Liberdade 5/16/14
Date 05/16/2014
Quantity
$25.00
 
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Feel the pulse of the Brazilian beats of Grupo Liberdade. This 10 piece ensemble brings an upbeat and lively performance that will be sure to bring you on your feet!
May 30, 2014

Music in the Garden: Spring Concert Series

Big Pete and the Gamblers

General $25.00
Member $20.00
Event Big Pete and the Gamblers 5/30/14
Date 05/30/2014
Quantity
$25.00
 
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Big Pete and the Gamblers are coming back to the Garden. Don’t miss another noteworthy performance by the King of Blues and Valley legend Big Pete Pearson.
June 6, 2014

Music in the Garden: Spring Concert Series

Bad Cactus Brass Band

General $25.00
Member $20.00
Event Bad Cactus Brass Band 6/6/14
Date 06/06/2014
Quantity
$25.00
 
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Experience the funky flair and festive atmosphere that has quickly turned the Bad Cactus Brass Band into a Garden favorite
Please join us for the Garden Members Annual Meeting, which includes a business meeting and the recognition of retiring and introduction of new board members.
June 13, 2014

Music in the Garden: Spring Concert Series

The Swingtips

General $25.00
Member $20.00
Event The Swingtips 6/13/14
Date 06/13/2014
Quantity
$25.00
 
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Be treated to an all-around good time with one of the best swing bands in town.
June 20, 2014

Music in the Garden: Spring Concert Series

Fuerza Caribe

General $25.00
Member $20.00
Event Fuerza Caribe 6/20/14
Date 06/20/2014
Quantity
$25.00
 
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Charismatic front man Mitchell De La Cruz ignites the Ullman Terrace stage backed by seasoned musicians delivering a performance true to their Dominican roots.
June 27, 2014

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 6/27/14
Date 06/27/2014
Quantity
$25.00
 
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Cold Shott and the Hurricane Horns have been playing blues beats for over 20 years. Recently nominated

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