Website Special Announcements - DO NOT MOVE ME!

On March 31 the Garden will close at 3 p.m. Please plan accordingly.

March 31

Agave on the Rocks

Celebrate tequila, food and music at the coolest party in the desert!

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Through May 14

Butterflies Are Back!

Explore the brand-new Spring Butterfly Exhibit open daily!

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Horticulture Campus Tours

Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the new Horticulture Campus - Hazel Hare Center for Plant Science. Tours are available now through May 11.

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Become a registered Cactomaniac!


Share your love for cactus at fun events and exclusive opportunities.

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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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Discover ways to help sustain and respect the desert on April 15.

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Ballet Arizona Presents Topia

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

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Explore classes and workshops for all ages in gardening, photography, cooking and more.

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Explore the awe-inspiring element of water in beautiful paintings.

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Gustaf's Field Notes

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

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  • The Garden will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 31 for Agave on the Rocks. Tickets are still available,…
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  • after roasting, the agave hearts taste like a sweeter version of a sweet potato. Check back on Friday for an after photo!

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Blog Posts

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

 Having the opportunity to name a plant is highly regarded in the plant field. Plants are still being discovered all over the world, including in Arizona.

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

The first Plant Sale at Desert Botanical Garden debuted in 1976 and was called the Unusual Plant Sale of Unusual Plants, it took more than a year of planning at the Garden with a group of selected growers.