Press Releases

Desert Botanical Garden and Spaces of Opportunity Receives funding from ArtPlace America’s 2016 National Creative Placemaking Fund

February 7, 2017

ArtPlace America recently announced that the Desert Botanical Garden’s Spaces of Opportunity is one of 29 projects chosen, from almost 1400 applications, to receive funding through its National Creative Placemaking Fund in 2016. 

Translucence by David T. Kessler Opens Feb. 24 at Desert Botanical Garden

February 2, 2017

The Desert Botanical Garden is pleased to present Arizona artist David T. Kessler as he explores the awe-inspiring element of water in his beautiful paintings. 

Desert Botanical Garden receives National Endowment for the Arts Our Town funding to support Spaces of Opportunity Community Garden Mural

January 10, 2017

Recently, National Endowment for the Arts Our Town funding was given to the  Desert Botanical to hire an artist to create a mural at the Desert Botanical Garden’s Spaces of Opportunity ( SPACES).

DESERT BOTANICAL GARDEN’S DESERT LANDSCAPE SCHOOL OPENS NEW LEARNING LAB THIS SPRING CLASS REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

January 4, 2017

For ten years, the Desert Botanical Garden’s Desert Landscape School has provided education on all aspects of desert landscape installation and maintenance for Garden members and the general public.

Corks & Cactus

December 7, 2016

Sample, sip and savor your way through the splendor of the Desert Botanical Garden at Corks & Cactus, where boutique wines and desert beauty blend into a delightful event. 

MUSIC IN THE GARDEN SPRING CONCERT SERIES 2017

December 7, 2016

The Desert Botanical Garden much anticipated and sold-out series –Music In the Garden –returns this spring with an exciting and diverse lineup of talented performers. 

Dogs' Day in the Garden

December 6, 2016

It’s time once again for Dog’s Day in the Garden at the renowned Desert Botanical Garden. Take advantage of this special opportunity to bring the whole family, dogs included, to the Garden.

The Seasonal Table Dinner Series at the Desert Botanical Garden

December 4, 2016

The Seasonal Table dinner series at the Desert Botanical Garden feature a four-course dinner of fresh, locally sourced seasonal cuisine with wine pairings.

Desert Botanical Garden Hosts Conserve The Preserves Luncheon to Benefit Central Arizona Conservation Alliance

November 29, 2016

The Desert Botanical Garden is bringing renowned scientist and wild-nature advocate Dr. Wallace “J.” Nichols to the Garden for a luncheon on February 9 to spark conversation about the greatest love story ever told¬—our love of the natural world. 

Desert Botanical Garden Breaks Ground on Butterfly Exhibit

November 16, 2016

The Desert Botanical Garden is pleased to announce it is breaking ground on a new, expanded butterfly exhibit on November 16, 2016. Opening in March 2017, the new Butterfly Pavilion will be located on the Harriet K. Maxwell Desert Wildflower Loop Trail and will feature hundreds of live butterflies, as well as a caterpillar nursery and emergence chamber.