Engage with the Garden
Trails & Exhibitions
The Desert Botanical Garden provides a world-class experience for every visitor. Through permanent trailside exhibits, temporary art exhibitions and seasonal experiences we seek to transform the visitor experience into one of discovery and meaning about the desert and desert plants.
Select a trail below for more information.
Arizona artist David. T. Kessler explores the awe-inspiring element of water in beautiful paintings that blur the line between abstract and realistic art.
Butterflies are back and better than ever at the new 3,200 square foot Butterfly Exhibit located near the Harriet K. Maxwell Desert Wildflower Loop Trail. Bring the whole family to experience hundreds of live fluttering butterflies among the desert landscapes and stunning views of the Papago Butte, as well as a caterpillar nursery and emergence chamber. It promises to be delightful, magical and educational for children and adults.
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The Garden's five unique trails are here to help you explore and enjoy the
beauty of the sonoran desert. Visit the Garden and come see why we care!
Trails & Exhibits
Drinking Fountain or Hydrating Station
Tour Gathering Area
Desert Discovery Loop Trail
Plants & People of the Sonoran Desert Loop Trail
Sonoran Desert Nature Loop Trail
Center for Desert Living Trail
Harriet K. Maxwell Desert Wildflower Loop Trail