Learning Labs for Homeschoolers

Desert Botanical Gardens 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, AZ

Experience an informative hike followed by a tasty snack and a classroom investigation each month with enthusiastic Garden staff and volunteers. Our uniquely designed curriculum uses hands-on, inquiry-based learning to uncover the challenges and successes of plants and animals that thrive in the Sonoran Desert. Pre-registration is now REQUIRED for each class. Price includes one […]

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Chiles and Chocolate Festival

Desert Botanical Gardens 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, AZ

Spicy decadence awaits you this fall at the Desert Botanical Garden! Enjoy the sweet life while spending an afternoon—or a weekend—sampling your way through the outdoor beauty of one of Phoenix’s natural gems. Delight your taste buds with indulgent gourmet chocolates, zesty salsas and other unique Southwestern treats. All products are available for purchase from […]

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Dia de los Muertos Celebration

Desert Botanical Gardens 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, AZ

Take part in entertainment that will bring the history of the holiday to life through song, dance and storytelling. Visit the Ofrenda exhibition constructed by local artists, try delicious food and pastries, and browse through beautiful art and jewelry for purchase in the Garden’s Mercado, all while enjoying the incredible atmosphere of the Garden. Included […]

Learning Labs for Homeschoolers

Desert Botanical Gardens 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, AZ

Experience an informative hike followed by a tasty snack and a classroom investigation each month with enthusiastic Garden staff and volunteers. Our uniquely designed curriculum uses hands-on, inquiry-based learning to uncover the challenges and successes of plants and animals that thrive in the Sonoran Desert. Pre-registration is now REQUIRED for each class. Price includes one […]

Fairy Gardens

Desert Botanical Gardens 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, AZ

Relive the magic of childhood daydreams and whimsy as you and your child create your own fairy gardens! Each participant will receive a container, soil, desert succulents and other supplies to landscape their miniature, fairy-sized garden world. Rediscover the fun and wonder of gardening and childhood with this hands-on program. Please plan ahead, as this […]

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Bat Bonanza

Desert Botanical Gardens 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, AZ

Glide, flit and float through the night with some of the most interesting nocturnal animals around – bats! Did you know 28 species of bats live in Arizona? Join Beth Hagen, an expert on Arizona bats, who will teach us how they eat, where they live and why they love Arizona so much. We hope […]

It’s Toad Time!

Desert Botanical Gardens 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, AZ

Join us for a night all about desert amphibians – amazing creatures that need water, but thrive in a desert environment! We will start in the classroom with a hands-on program to explore what it’s like to be an amphibian in a dry landscape. Then a search for toads and frogs will take us to […]

Sustainable Edible Gardens

Desert Botanical Gardens 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, AZ

Edible gardens can reduce your family’s weekly food costs and be part of an attractive landscape. Learn the fundamentals of creating a sustainable, edible garden that will provide beauty, fun and food for years to come. Pre-registration required. Members $30 & General Public $38.

Arizona’s Owls

Desert Botanical Gardens 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, AZ

Join Tom Gaskill as he introduces you to Arizona’s most common owl species. Learn about their behavior, preferred habitats and distinctive calls. Spend an evening in the classroom, then take a field trip to a local bird sanctuary and use your new skills to listen and look for local owls.Class also includes a Saturday field […]

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Birds in the Garden

Desert Botanical Gardens 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, AZ

Join expert birders for a morning bird walk along the Garden trails. Everyone is welcome, including first-time birders. Wear a hat, sunscreen and comfortable shoes, and bring binoculars if available. General admission rates apply.  

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