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Desert Botanical Garden is here to help you enjoy the beauty of the desert and care about it. Join us for an event, explore an exhibit or simply roam to enjoy the Garden’s beauty. Check out our admission prices and daily hours of operation.

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April 24, 2019

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Electric Desert


Cactus pondering in the garden

See desert, light and sound unite in a mesmerizing display like never before.

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Garden Tours


cactus scenery

REMINDER: The Garden is closed Nov. 22, in the evening on Dec. 24 and for the entire day on…

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9:30 am

Spring Butterfly Exhibit


9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Hundreds of butterflies native to the Southwest are waiting to greet you at the Garden's Spring Butterfly Exhibit. Learn…

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10:00 am

Behind-The-Scenes Tour


10:00 am – 10:45 am
Behind-The-Scenes Tour

Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Hazel Hare Center for Plant Science 45-minute tour includes: Greenhouse West - a…

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NEW BLOOM: Industrial Nature by Michelle Stitzlein


10:00 am – 5:00 pm
New Bloom by Michelle Stitzlein at Desert Botanical Garden

Desert Botanical Garden presents sculpture created with found materials from the imagination of artist Michelle Stitzlein. The impressive, large-scale…

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Hours & Admission

Current HOURS FOR GENERAL ADMISSION
Daily | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (last admission at 4 p.m.)

CURRENT Hours For Electric Desert
Daily | 4 – 11 p.m. 

Electric Desert rates begin at 4 p.m. daily. The exhibition is viewable only after dark. 

The Garden opens an hour early Wednesdays and Sundays for members. (7 a.m.)

The Garden hosts Community Day the second Tuesday of every month, where admission is complimentary. 

Holiday Closures
July 4
Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 28)
Christmas Day (Dec. 25)

Visit For The Day

General Admission (Daytime) – Ranges from $24.95 – $29.95

Youth 3 – 17 (Daytime) – Ranges from $12.95 – $15.95

Children under 3 – FREE

Members – FREE

Active Military Personnel – FREE (with valid government ID for General Admission only)

*General Admission does not include special events or exhibitions. 

What To Bring

To fully enjoy your visit, make sure you bring these items.

Sunscreen spray

SUNSCREEN

Arizona’s weather is consistently sunny. Make sure to wear and reapply throughout your visit.

Glasses

Hat & Sunglasses

Shade your eyes so you can better take in the stunning views without squinting.

Water bottle

WATER

Bring more than you think you’ll need, and visit the Hydration Stations throughout the Garden to stay hydrated.

Camera

camera

Capture all the of the beautiful plants and animals you’ll see.

Shoe

comfortable shoes

The trails are easy to walk, but you’ll definitely want comfortable footwear.

path

This Trail Guide

Review the guide before your visit. Find your path.

Visit like a pro

Check out these tips to maximize your experience.

plan your adventure

See the Tours & Activities, or check out the Garden Trails & Galleries

Family is happy in garden
Delicious food in the tray

Plan a meal here (it’s worth it)

Dine at Gertrude’s restaurant from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday or at Patio Café 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, October through May.

Get your shop on

Visit the Garden Shop during their open hours, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

Arrangements of cloths in drawer
Kid in the pram with family in the garden

Garden accessibility

The Garden is fully accessible via wheelchair, and most trails are stroller friendly. Rent strollers, electric scooters, wheelchairs and umbrellas at Admissions. First-come, first-served basis.

WHAT TO LEAVE AT HOME

Dog

PETS OR THERAPY ANIMALS*

Basket

PICNICKING ITEMS

Gun

WEAPONS OR FIREARMS

* Only service dogs or miniature horses are allowed. If you would like to bring your dog to the Garden, please visit Dogs’ Day in the Garden.

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The Garden and Garden Shop will close at 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 for a special event. Last admission will be 11 a.m. Gertrude's restaurant will close at 3 p.m.