March 10, 2018 - March 11, 2018
Open March 10-11 | 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Included with membership or paid Garden admission.

Throughout the Garden


Call: 480.941.1225 9 a.m.-5 p.m. or visit the admissions Box Office 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

A new spring family festival is alighting in the Garden, filling the trails with stories and song. Hear tales about nature, make a treat for butterflies and other fluttery friends, visit the butterfly exhibit and dance like you have wings to live music. There will be lots to learn about pollinators and our natural environment and many fun surprises in store.

Binns Wildflower Pavilion 
Enjoy stories inspired by cultures from around the world and pollinators from the world around you and songs about Arizona and the creatures who inhabit it
Sue Harris, Balladeer 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and 12 p.m.
South Mountain Community College Storytelling Institute 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Butterfly Pavilion 
Hundreds of butterflies native to the Southwest are waiting to greet you at the Garden’s Spring Butterfly Exhibit.
Get an up-close look at painted ladies, zebra longwings and more.

Before you enter the Pavilion, check out Great Milkweed Growout Station to learn about the monarch butterfly’s favorite food. 

MYS Fiddlers youth fiddlers 10 a.m. 
Hands of Joy American Sign Language interpretation of popular music 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Rhythm is Life Steel Band 1 p.m .

Arizona Bluegrass Association young performers (time TBD) 

Sunset Plaza
Make some music with master percussionist Keith Johnson and the percussive movement artists of Step’s Junk
Funk then make some craft items to take home
Keith Johnson 9 a.m., 10:40a.m., 12:20 p.m.
Step’s Junk Funk 9:50 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:10 p.m.

Hands on Craft Activities Fuzzy Caterpillars
Crayon Textures
Butterfly in a Chrysalis
Garden Story Necklaces
Origami Firefly Paper Circuit and Coffee Filter Tie Dye Butterflies, presented by Girl Scouts-Arizona Cactus-Pine Council 

Center for Desert Living Trail
It’s vegetable time with Garden horticulture volunteers. See some seasonal vegetables that are growing in our garden beds and ask our gardeners any questions you might have about veggies and how they grow. 

Ullman Terrace
Patio Café 

Patio Café is open all day for drinks, lunch and snacks 

Programming is subject to change.