Desert Botanical Garden Announces New Fall Festival “Strange Garden” Creeping in on Oct. 27-28

August 17, 2017


Dana Terrazas – Director of Marketing 
Phone: 480 481.8101

Clare Hahne - Marketing Communications Manager
Phone: 480 481.8102

Desert Botanical Garden Announces New Fall Festival
"Strange Garden" Creeping in on Oct. 27-28 

A new fall family experience is creeping into Desert Botanical Garden. Halloween-lovers of all-ages are invited to encounter weird sights, fun tricks, enchanting creatures and other alluring curiosities. Dance until you drop with groovy ghouls at the spook-tacular monster bash. Kids, if you dare, come dressed to impress in your Halloween best. Don’t leave empty-handed—kids 12 and younger can pick the perfect pumpkin to take home. Strange Garden admission is included with Garden admission fees or with a Garden membership. 

Strange Garden will also include pumpkin carvings from Ray Villafane, nationally recognized pumpkin sculptor whose work has been included on Food Network, at the White House and at events and festivals nationally. To learn more about his work, visit

“The Garden decided after a 15 year run of our beloved Pumpkin Festival that it was time to create a new fall festival for families. Guests will still find some of the favorite features of the Pumpkin Festival but the new offerings are sure to please children and parents alike,” says Amber Hahn, Special Events Manager.

WHEN: Friday – Saturday, October 27-28, 5:30-9 p.m.

WHERE: Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ  85008

COST: Included with membership or paid Garden admission. Children under three are free.
Garden Admission Rates  
Adults $24.95
Children $12.95 (3-17) 

INFO: For additional information call 480 941.1225 or visit All festival programming subject to change. Strange Garden is part of the Garden’s Fall Festivals, sponsored by SRP, Sprouts Foundation and The Ferry Family Foundation in memory of Ernest S. and Virginia D. Ferry.

About Desert Botanical Garden
Desert Botanical Garden is the largest botanical garden in the Southwest featuring 55,000 plants from across the world. The Garden allows visitors to experience the beauty desert like never before. For 78 years, the Garden’s commitment to the community is to advance excellence in education, research, exhibition and conservation of desert plants of the world with emphasis on the Southwestern United States.