Quail Run Trail will be closed Monday, Jan. 15 through Friday, Jan. 19 for maintenance. Instructional signage will be posted in the Garden

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.


Larry Kornegay
Sept. 22 - Jan. 7, 2018

Phoenix based designer and sculptor Larry Kornegay creates sculpture, graphic artistry, sign painting and fine art painting. Kornegay will have more than 20 pieces on display at Desert Botanical Garden.  Larry Kornegay/New Work highlights both two-dimensional and three-dimensional artwork inspired by the natural world.

Jun Kaneko Sculpture Exhibit
Oct. 13 - May 13, 2018

Bold, colorful and monumental are all words that describe the work of ceramic artist Jun Kaneko. Kaneko’s exhibition at the Garden will include approximately 20 large-scale ceramic and bronze sculptures placed along the Garden’s trails.

Official Arboricultural Services Provider
Bartlett Tree Experts


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