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.
Esteemed educator, best-selling author and acclaimed photographer Dr. John Schaefer, has captured the art, form, and life of desert plants in a series entitled “Flowers and Form." Schaefer has a Ph.D. in chemistry, a more than 20-year career as a professor and researcher, and is President Emeritus of the University of Arizona.
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.
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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