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.
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.
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.
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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