The Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona attracts nearly a million visitors per year. Its unexpected desert flora and plant life ensures plenty of excitement and uniqueness to the visiting gardener. Plan to explore its beauty with your entire family.
See over 50,000 plant displays on over 145 acres. Find “touchable” cactus to touch. Visit the bi-annual plant sale in March and October. Attend The Great Pumpkin Festival in the fall. Many other events including concerts, exhibits, and classes take place at the Garden. Don’t miss the four-day Chiles and Chocolate exhibition. Take a course on starting your own desert garden at your home. Send your kids to Summer Camp so they can learn about desert plants.
Popular local Phoenix food choices focus on Southwestern food consisting of tacos, burritos, enchiladas, fajitas, beans, grilled vegetables, and grilled meats. You might get a chance to enjoy mesquite flour pancakes with cactus syrup! Chimichangas (deep-fried burritos) and fry bread are specialties to the region. And of course, the usual American, Italian, Chinese, seafood, and pizza restaurants will meet your culinary needs, too.
You can plan to fly in to Phoenix and stay locally. The Desert Botanic Garden is open year-round. Remember that although the daily temperature in the desert can be fairly high, the evenings are much cooler than you might expect, so dress accordingly.