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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.

 

Exhibitions

Margarita Cabrera: Space in Between
October 7, 2016 - February 12, 2017

 Space in Between centers on the creation of artworks and promotion of cultural dialogues revolving around themes related to community, craft, immigration, cultural identity, labor practices and sustainability.

David T. Kessler: Translucence
February 24 - May 7, 2017

Arizona artist David. T. Kessler explores the awe-inspiring element of water in beautiful paintings that blur the line between abstract and realistic art. 

Butterfly Exhibit
Opening 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. The Garden’s newest exhibit will provide visitors an opportunity for up close interaction with butterflies while learning about their role as pollinators, characteristics of the butterfly in different lifecycles, and conservation efforts to protect them.

Past Exhibitions
 

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TRAIL MAPS

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

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  • Information
  • Restrooms
  • Drinking Fountain or Hydrating Station
  • Food
  • Cohn Tour Gathering Area
  • First Aid
  • Parking
  • ATM
  • Retail

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