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Desert Botanical Garden

Find Your Experience

In search of a stroller friendly day with the family, the perfect date-night spot, or a place to enjoy the local music scene? Look no further than Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona.

Featured Class: Sunset Oils

Sept. 15, 2019 & Sept. 22, 2019

Lose yourself in the magic of Arizona’s desert sky as you explore the expressive medium of oil paints. Learn painting techniques including color theory, stroke, palette knife techniques, composition and much more. Beginners and advanced painters welcome. Instructed by Cheryl Fecht. Limit 15.

Featured Class: iPhone and iPad: Accessories

Sep 28, 2019

Learn more about the photo-enhancing accessories discussed in Getting Started and Next Steps. In this class instructor Ashley Lowery discusses extra tools and equipment that help enhance smartphone photos and lets participants put them to the test. Limit 15.

Featured Class: Ancient Grains for a Modern World

Oct 2, 2019

Grains are known as the building blocks of breads and other baked goods, but you might be surprised by their many other uses throughout history. Watch, taste and learn as Chef Larry Canepa creates appetizers made from quinoa, millet, amaranth, teff, freekeh and his famous nine-grain dish. Limit 12.

Volunteer Information Session

Oct. 3, Nov. 20, 2019

Interested in volunteering at Desert Botanical Garden? Volunteers are needed for Guest Guides, Discovery Guides and Docents this fall season and beyond.

Music in the Garden Fall 2019

Oct. 4 - Nov. 22, 2019

Desert Botanical Garden presents a spectacular lineup of talent at the Music in the Garden Fall Concert Series. Ullman Terrace provides an unmatchable backdrop of mature saguaros and other desert plants as audiences ages 21 and up enjoy the sounds of beloved favorites and discover new talent.

Make A Date To Visit

See the daily lineup of activities, exhibits, events and classes at the Garden.

Wed 18 Sep, 2019

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Thu 19 Sep, 2019

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Fri 20 Sep, 2019

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Sat 21 Sep, 2019

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Sun 22 Sep, 2019
DBG Learn Sunset Oils

Lose yourself in the magic of Arizona’s desert sky as you explore the expressive medium of oil paints. Learn painting techniques including color theory, stroke, palette knife techniques, composition and much more. Beginners and advanced painters welcome. Instructed by Cheryl Fecht. Limit 15.

Lose yourself in the magic of Arizona’s desert sky as you explore the expressive medium of oil paints. Learn painting techniques including color theory, stroke, palette knife techniques, composition and much more. Beginners and advanced painters welcome. Instructed by Cheryl Fecht. Limit 15.

Info & Tickets
Mon 23 Sep, 2019

No Event

Tue 24 Sep, 2019

No Event

Explore The Beauty

Think the desert is all dirt and tumbleweeds? Think again. Desert Botanical Garden is home to thousands of species of cactus, trees and flowers from all around the world spread across 55 acres in Phoenix, Arizona.

All It Takes Is One Visit

“I never imagined a desert being as beautiful as this botanical garden showed me it is… One of my favorite encounters was the butterfly enclosure … (perfect photo opp!)”

– Ashley P., Visitor from Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Experience The Garden As A Member

“I’ve been a member for almost 7 years it’s that good. I love taking visitors there and it keeps evolving. The art exhibits that change throughout the gardens are always fun and beautiful. Perfect place to get away while in the city and totally worth visiting if you’re from out of town!”

– William M., Member from Phoenix, AZ

Giving To The Garden

“Desert Botanical Garden is an extremely thoughtful place with the most wonderful living art collection on the planet. We are very happy to be a part of this amazing culture.”

– Patrons Circle Member, Stacey H.

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The Harriet K. Maxwell Desert Wildflower Loop Trail will be closed Thursday, Sept. 19.
Gertrude's restaurant is closed for renovations but will reopen for indoor dining Sept. 23. and patio dining mid-November.