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Desert Botanical Garden will close at 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 22. Gertrude's Restaurant will close at 4 p.m. 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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Tour of Horticulture Center

Through May 11

Get Behind-the-scenes

See where our staff grows and studies plants.

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Butterfly Photo Contest

Enter the Garden's Spring Butterfly Exhibit photo contest.

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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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Ballet Arizona Presents Topia

Ib Andersen’s vision for dance in the desert continues to evolve.

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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

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.

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Desert Botanical Garden’s mission is rooted in science. Two of the organizations four pillars, Research and Conservation, are the foundation of what the Garden was built on and shape how the Garden continues to grow.