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.
Untamed: Wild Compositions by Frank Gonzales
Sept. 21, 2018 - Jan. 6, 2019
Featuring a collection of vibrant paintings by Arizona artist Frank Gonzales on display in Ottosen Gallery. This thematic, compelling exhibition explores pollinators and natural elements from the Sonoran Desert, playfully arranged in dynamic and fantasy-rich compositions.
Cactus and desert become a living canvas in this nighttime experience, taking visitors on an immersive journey through the garden using light and original music. This is Klip’s second garden installation; the first was at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania.
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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