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Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix | Hours, General Admission Price

Desert Botanical Garden


5 Things You Need To Know

Desert Botanical Garden Hours

The Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix AZ, has varying hours throughout the year:

From May 1st to September 30th:

  • Open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM, with extended hours until 9:00 PM on Flashlight Nights.

  • Members can enjoy early access at 6:00 AM on Sundays and Wednesdays.

From October to April:

  • Open from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

  • Members can enter at 7:00 AM on Sundays and Wednesdays.

Check the website for any additional hours information. 

Desert Botanical Garden General Admission Price

Here are the admission prices for the Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix:

General Admission:

From $24.95 to $29.95 for adults.

Youth (Ages 3-17):

From $14.95 to $16.95.

Children Under 2 and Members:

FREE admission.


The Desert Botanical Garden offers two dining options:

  1. Gertrude's: This restaurant offers farm-to-table dining, serving brunch, lunch, and dinner. You can also enjoy cocktails here. It's a great choice for a sit-down meal with a focus on fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

  2. Patio Cafe: If you're looking for something more casual, the Patio Cafe is a good spot. They serve salads, sandwiches, and sweets, making it a convenient option for a quick and light meal while you explore the garden.

Gift Shop

The Desert Botanical Garden has a gift shop where you can find:

  • Apparel: You can purchase clothing items related to the garden, such as shirts, hats, or other wearables.

  • Souvenirs: The shop offers various souvenirs and keepsakes that are often themed around the desert and the garden's unique flora.

When you make purchases at the gift shop, your money goes to support the garden's mission and operations. It's a great way to take home a piece of the garden's beauty and contribute to its preservation and educational efforts.

Things to see

In the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, you'll discover various trails and attractions, each offering a unique experience:

  1. Desert Discovery Trail: This trail showcases cacti, succulents, and plants from deserts around the world. It's an educational journey through desert flora.

  2. Desert Flower Trail: Here, you can admire wildflowers that attract pollinators like bees and butterflies, adding a splash of color to the desert landscape.

  3. Center for Desert Living Trail: This trail focuses on herbs and vegetables, highlighting how these plants can thrive in desert conditions. It's an excellent spot for learning about sustainable gardening.

  4. Sonoran Desert Nature Trail: Offering stunning mountain views, this trail allows you to explore native plants of the Sonoran Desert. It's a great way to experience the beauty of the region.

  5. Plants & People of the Sonoran Desert Trail: This trail takes you through different desert habitats while highlighting how indigenous people have historically used desert plants for various purposes, providing a cultural and historical perspective.

Other Nearby Attractions


Camelback Mountain


Musical Instrument Museum


Heard Museum


Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

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