Celebrate Spring at Desert Botanical Garden

Spring at Desert Botanical Garden is a time to get outdoors, experience the sunshine, take in the floral blooms and enjoy seasonal happenings.

The Garden is excited to host several experiences, with safety at the forefront. In keeping with CDC guidelines and current community measures, the Garden has implemented several precautions, including limited capacity, touchless admissions, a one-way route and required facemasks for all visitors over the age of two and staff. Learn more about the Garden’s reopening precautions at dbg.org/safety.


Wind, Water and Earth by Waterlily Pond Studio

Wind, Jan. 19 – Feb. 19
Water, Feb. 23 – March 22
Earth, April 3-25

Desert Botanical Garden’s newest art exhibition features large-scale living sculptures created by Natasha Lisitsa and Daniel Schultz of Waterlily Pond Studio. Using florals and plant materials as the medium and desert elements as the inspiration, Wind, Earth and Water are three intricate installations that guests will experience at the Garden for only a few weeks. Included with membership or garden admission.


Dog Days at the Garden 

Jan. 9, 16, 23 and 30 | 8-11 a.m.

Dog Days return in 2021. Enjoy a “pawsitively” perfect morning stroll through the Garden. You and your pup will have a tail-wagging good time exploring the beauty and sniffs of the trails. Please BYOB (bring your own bowl) to fill at water refill stations. New, on January 16, call the Pup-arazzi! It’s time for your fur babies to bring out their best outfit for National Dress Up Your Pet Day. Join the rest of your pup friends in their latest fashion trends on the trails. Included with garden admission. 

Music in the Garden

Jan. 15, 22, 29; Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26; March 5, 12, 19, 26

Music in the Garden Spring Concert Series is back with a new way to enjoy lively musical acts with your small group. Listen to toe-tapping tunes while taking in breathtaking desert sunset views. For your comfort and safety, tables will be socially-distanced and capacity is limited at this intimate event. Members: table for up to 1-2 guests: $50; table for 3-4 guests: $100. General Public: table for up to 1-2 guests: $60; table for 3-4 guests: $120. Ages 21+.

  • Jan. 15 | The August Manley Band, Tribute to Waylon Jennings
  • Jan. 22 | Cold Shott & the Hurricane Horns, old-school R&B, funk, rock and soul
  • Jan. 29| Andrés Martínez Quartet, boleros with a Latin jazz fusion twist
  • Feb. 5 | Melgoza, 70’s-influenced soulful rock to groovy Latin
  • Feb. 12 | Cadillac Assembly Line, high-energy blues and swing
  • Feb. 19 | Jazz Con Alma with Holly Pyle, R&B, jazz, soft rock
  • Feb. 26 | Yellowbird, Native American stories, music, and dance
  • March 5 | Bluesman Mike & The Blues Review Band, blues with jazz and soul influence
  • March 12 | Kilted Spirit, Celtic rock
  • March 19 | Sandra Bassett, Motown, jazz, contemporary, soft rock
  • March 26 | Guitarras Latinas, Latin American music

Sonoran Sippin’

Jan. 21, Feb. 25, April 8, 6-9 p.m.

Wrap-up your week with a floral-inspired welcome drink and an evening out in nature at the Garden. Thursday nights feature music, socially-distanced fun and an after-hours look at Waterlily Pond Studio. Each Thursday will feature a different botanically-flavored alcoholic beverage and programming. Members: adult: $14.95, child: $9.95. General Public: adult: $29.95, child: $14.95

Pair This, With That: A Corks & Cactus Mini-Series 

Jan. 24, Feb. 28, and March 28| 11 a.m.–2 p.m. or 3-6 p.m.

Uncork your palate with an all-new Corks & Cactus mini-series. Wine experts guide guests through a thematic and delightfully unexpected journey of six wine and food pairings that are sure to satisfy your innermost cravings. Choose from one Sunday in January, February or March to book your tasting trifecta. Members: $50, general public: $55. Ages 21+.

Spring Plant Sale

Plant Sale Member Days: March 19 and 26
General Public Sale Days: March 20-21, 27-28
Timed entry from 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Plant Sale is back with a safe shopping experience. Reserve your time to shop, and horticulture experts will help you find the perfect cactus, agave, herb or veggie to plant in your own garden. Free admission.

About Perrine Adams

Perrine Adams is the Managing Editor of The Red Book and Lifestyle Editor for Frontdoors Magazine.

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