October 29 - October 30


Two-day family-oriented festival that uses music, dance and storytelling to explore the beauty and meaning of this special holiday.

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Eight thousand hand-lit luminaria bags and thousands of white twinkle lights will set the Garden aglow this winter for 21 magical evenings.

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Ottosen Entry Garden

The gateway to the Garden's five unique trails that provide a world-class experience for visitors.

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Experience. Explore. Discover.

LEARN at the Garden this fall

Register now for classes and workshops in gardening, photography, cooking, wellness, art, science, travel and more.

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Butterfly Activities

Meet the Caterpillars & Butterfly Walks

Fun activities for the whole family.

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November 5

Bring the whole family, dogs included, to the Garden.

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Chiles & Chocolate

November 11 - 13

Sample and shop your way through the top chile and chocolate vendors in Arizona.

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Music in the Garden

Tickets now on sale

Enjoy performances from local bands at the always stunning Ullman Terrace stage.

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Volunteers Needed

Docents and Guest Guides

Greet guests and share information about the wonders of the desert.

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New Seasonal Menu

Dine with us today.

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Latest from our blog

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

In October 2015, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) released the Red List of Threatened Species. Cacti are now ranked as the fifth most threatened group of living things in the world. 

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

Monarch butterflies are spotted in Arizona between October and April. While monarchs are not in Arizona year round, the state is in the migration path for both the western and eastern populations of monarch butterflies. Annually, these iconic insects set out on a great journey to either California or Mexico.

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Desert Botanical Garden is a living museum, requiring equal parts living plants and aesthetically pleasing displays. With beauty and plant health at the forefront of our day-to-day operations, maintenance is a full-time job for the Horticulture department and their nearly 100 volunteers. 

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