Website Special Announcements - DO NOT MOVE ME!

Desert Botanical Garden will close at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2. Please plan accordingly.

Through May 14

Don’t Miss the Butterflies

Now through May, this magical experience is a must-see.

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Help the Garden revive the agricultural roots of south Phoenix.

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Ballet Arizona Brings Topia to the Garden

Ballet Arizona Presents

Topia at the Garden

Experience enchanting choreography on a stage that embraces the desert.

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Tour of Horticulture Center

Through May 11

Get Behind-the-scenes

See where our staff grows and studies plants.

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Have butterfly questions?

Ask Dr. Kim, insect ecologist and exhibit specialist at the Garden.

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Share your love for cactus by becoming a Cactomaniac.

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Music in the Garden

An exciting and diverse lineup of the best musical entertainment Arizona has to offer.

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Mother's Day Tribute

Celebrate the special woman in your life!

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Flashlight Tours

Beat the heat and explore the desert at night. Starting May 27.

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Gustaf's Field Notes

Explore the imagined notebook chronicling the excursions of Gustaf Starck, Garden founder.

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Blog Posts

Ask Dr Kim butterfly related questions
Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Get all your butterfly questions answered by Dr. Kim Pegram, insect ecologist and exhibit specialist. 

Fred Katterman Cactus collection Blog
Friday, April 21st, 2017

In 2014, Desert Botanical Garden received an extraordinary gift from Fred Katterman. He donated his private cactus collection consisting of more than 1,800 potted cacti from regions of Chile, northern Argentina and Peru.