Welcome
The Garden classroom stays open year-round and hosts an array of programs led by experts who draw inspiration from our plant collections and the desert environment. Mobile users: Find the members login in the menu to the right.

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Get inspired and learn new skills through one of our programs in art, gardening, photography, history, science, travel and wellness.
Gain skills and confidence to get the job done in all aspects of desert landscaping, plus earn a credential after you successfully complete all the certificate programs.
Families engage in hands-on, nature-based experiences in a fun and safe environment, and teachers can participate in professional development opportunities.
LEARN Gifts
Lifelong learning is inspiring with the Desert Botanical Garden as your classroom. Give the gift of learning to a friend or loved one and share the Garden's unique educational experience with our LEARN Gifts.

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Price: $10.00
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Lifelong learning is inspiring with the Desert Botanical Garden as your classroom. This holiday season, give the gift of learning to a friend or loved one and share the Garden's unique educational experience with our LEARN Gifts.

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Lifelong learning is inspiring with the Desert Botanical Garden as your classroom. This holiday season, give the gift of learning to a friend or loved one and share the Garden's unique educational experience with our LEARN Gifts.

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Price: $60.00
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Lifelong learning is inspiring with the Desert Botanical Garden as your classroom. This holiday season, give the gift of learning to a friend or loved one and share the Garden's unique educational experience with our LEARN Gifts.

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Price: $100.00
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Lifelong learning is inspiring with the Desert Botanical Garden as your classroom. This holiday season, give the gift of learning to a friend or loved one and share the Garden's unique educational experience with our LEARN Gifts.

 
DESERT LANDSCAPE SCHOOL
Are you looking for more advanced classes in landscape and gardening? The Desert Landscape School offers certificate programs with specialized tracks that will help you design or maintain your garden, start a new career or advance on your current one, or simply learn more about desert plants and sustainable landscape practices.

Sustainable Desert Landscapes Certificate
Regular Price: $324.00
Member Price: $259.00
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Saturdays l Jan. 11 - March 21 l 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Whether you are redesigning an existing landscape or creating a brand new design, it is vital to have sustainability in mind and make use of rainwater and green building materials. Gain practical knowledge of desert soils, hydrology, horticulture and sustainable practices to start creating more resilient and environmentally responsible outdoor spaces. Garden experts offer hands-on lessons covering water harvesting and irrigation in real-life landscaping scenarios that empower students to do it on their own with confidence.

Desert Landscape Installation Certificate
*This program has prerequisites that must be completed prior to registration. Please LOG IN for the system to validate your current certificates or call us at 480 481.8146 to register.
  • Planting and Maintenance Certificate
  • Sustainable Desert Landscapes Certificate
Regular Price: $399.00
Member Price: $319.00
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Fridays  l Oct. 25 - Nov. 22 l 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Installing a sustainable desert landscape requires knowledge about cultural conditions and the proper sequence of installation. In this five-week program, our experts guide you through appropriate methods and progression of building a landscape. Students have the opportunity to install a landscape with City of Scottsdale's Operation Fix It. Learn how to install earthworks, irrigation systems and plants.
Session Fall 2019: Fri, Oct 25, 2019 - Fri, Nov 22, 2019 8:30AM - 12:30PM   (10 AVAIL)

Planting and Maintenance Certificate
Regular Price: $324.00
Member Price: $259.00
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Thursdays  | Sept. 5 - Nov. 14 l 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

After thoughtfully planning and selecting which plant fit your landscape design, it is crucial to know how to get them in the ground and keep them thriving. In this program, students get expert training in best practices for planting and pruning, and plenty of hands-on learning opportunities. Ideal for homeowners and professionals who plan to install and care for landscape plants in the desert, including how to diagnose and treat plant disorders.
Session Fall 2019: Thu, Sep 5, 2019 - Thu, Nov 14, 2019 4:30PM - 6:30PM   (11 AVAIL)

Desert Plant Palette Certificate
Regular Price: $324.00
Member Price: $259.00
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Saturdays | Sept. 7 - Nov. 16 | 10 a.m. - Noon

Using the Garden as an outdoor classroom, take advantage of our living library to learn how to identify commonly used desert plants. Insightful horticulturists with deep knowledge of the Garden's collection guide students through making informed plant selections and placements. Ideal for professionals and homeowners, this program is a building block for any desert landscaping or gardening project. Expect to learn about cacti, agaves, yuccas, trees, shrubs, vines, groundcovers, ornamental grasses and bulbs, herbaceous perennials and more.
Session Fall 2019: Sat, Sep 7, 2019 - Sat, Nov 16, 2019 10:00AM - 12:00PM   (9 AVAIL)

CLASS CANCELLATIONS | Desert Botanical Garden reserves the right to cancel programs at its discretion. Programs will run as scheduled, regardless of weather, unless participants are contacted directly by Garden staff either by phone or email. We reserve the right to substitute any instructors in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

REFUND POLICY | To receive a refund, you must send a written request at least 14 days before the scheduled date of your class or program. Please send your written request to registrar@dbg.org. For more information call 480.481.8146/480.481.8121.

 
Landscape and Gardening
Whether you are new to gardening or want to increase your knowledge, the Garden provides classes that will give you the necessary skills to become a successful low-desert gardener. Landscape and gardening programs cover an array of topics including vegetable gardening, pruning, desert plants, container gardening, sustainable practices and landscape design. Many of the classes are supported with hands-on investigative learning and taught by professionals in the field.

Alternative Garden Beds
Regular Price: $38.00
Member Price: $30.00
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Monday | Aug. 19 | 6 - 8 p.m.

Ever heard of hugelkultur, straw bale gardening or no-till gardening? These are just a few of the many alternative methods of making gardening fun and different. Venture into the world of organic vegetable gardening with Carol Stuttard as you discover these inexpensive and unique ways to make garden beds and wonderful rich soil.
Limit 30.
Session Summer 2019: Mon, Aug 19, 2019 6:00PM - 8:00PM   OPEN

Garden Design and Decoration
Regular Price: $38.00
Member Price: $30.00
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Saturday | Aug. 24 | 10 a.m. - Noon

Our yards and gardens possess natural beauty, but sometimes it takes a bit of extra décor and furniture to make a fun, inviting outdoor space. Maximize the feel and aesthetic of your garden by learning how to select and incorporate decorative additions. Instructed by Carol Stuttard. Limit 30.
Session Summer 2019: Sat, Aug 24, 2019 10:00AM - 12:00PM   OPEN

Home Orcharding
Regular Price: $38.00
Member Price: $30.00
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Sunday | Aug. 25 | 2 - 4 p.m.

Fruit trees take time to mature and produce fruit-so start now on your own orchard to reach that dream of a homegrown harvest. Learn to plan a backyard orchard, how to select fruit trees that thrive in the desert, and how to take advantage of the best maintenance practices. Instructed by Liz Lonetti. Limit 30.
Session Summer 2019: Sun, Aug 25, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM   (12 AVAIL)

Secluded Gardens
Regular Price: $38.00
Member Price: $30.00
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Monday | Aug. 26 | 6 - 8 p.m.

Embrace the meditative qualities of gardens by designing a space that tunes out the world’s hustle and bustle. Learn how to creatively make use of your outdoor space, enhance your plant palette with the use of green walls and learn about various techniques to maximize crop space. Instructed by Alex Buckley, landscape architect. Limit 20.
Session Summer 2019: Mon, Aug 26, 2019 6:00PM - 8:00PM   (2 AVAIL)

Succulent Fairy Gardens
Regular Price: $98.00
Member Price: $78.00
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Wednesday | Aug. 28 | 6 - 8 p.m.

Curate a garden fit for a fairy by harnessing the awe-inspiring effects of succulents. Mix and match odd species as you learn a few tips to keep the plants looking magically styled and thriving. All materials included. Instructed by Lynn Reves. Limit 15.
Session Summer 2019: Wed, Aug 28, 2019 6:00PM - 8:00PM   (3 AVAIL)

Creative Containers
Regular Price: $75.00
Member Price: $60.00
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Saturday | Aug. 31 | 2 - 4 p.m.

Whether you transform a pot or playfully repurpose a household receptacle, there is no limit to your container garden's design and decorative potential. Join "AZ Plant Lady" Noelle Johnson as she shares tips on how to create a plant environment perfectly fit to your whimsy. Students should bring a 12- to 15-inch container, figurines and special mementos. Plants, soil and other materials provided. Limit 15.
Session Summer 2019: Sat, Aug 31, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM   (9 AVAIL)

Pruning Trees and Shrubs
Regular Price: $38.00
Member Price: $30.00
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Learn the basics of proper pruning, including how to prune young trees for good structure, three types of pruning cuts and some common pruning mistakes. Class includes a pruning demonstration. Instructed by John Eisenhower, Certified Arborist. Limit 25.

Picture in a Pot
Regular Price: $105.00
Member Price: $85.00
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Saturday | Sept. 7 | 2 - 4 p.m.

Making pictures in garden pots is a cool new way to express your planting skills. Students receive planting materials and a variety of succulents, then let their creativity bloom as they piece together an image in a garden pot. Students are encouraged to bring their own garden miniature items to create themed settings. Instructed by Lynn Reves. Limit 15.
See what inspiring creations others have made in this exciting medium.
Session Fall 2019: Sat, Sep 7, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM   (12 AVAIL)

Compost 101
Regular Price: $38.00
Member Price: $30.00
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Monday | Sept. 9 | 6 - 8 p.m.

Composting creates a sustainable environment for microorganisms to decompose landscape waste and food scraps, transforming them into black gold for your garden. Hot or cold, quick or slow, contained or open—composts come in all sorts of styles. Find the one that’s right for you. Instructed by Carol Stuttard. Limit 20.
Session Fall 2019: Mon, Sep 9, 2019 6:00PM - 8:00PM   (11 AVAIL)

Chile Ristras
Regular Price: $105.00
Member Price: $85.00
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Saturday | Sept. 14 | 2 - 4 p.m.

Discover the artistic potential of the chiles that inform the Southwest diet and its cultural aesthetic. String peppers to create your own hanging ristra strand, and discover how to take advantage of the desert climate to dry your hanging peppers for beautiful, long-lasting decorations. Instructed by Lynn Reves. Limit. 15.

See what inspiring creations others have made in this exciting medium.
Session Fall 2019: Sat, Sep 14, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM   (7 AVAIL)

Enhancing Habitats with Seed Balls
Regular Price: $44.00
Member Price: $35.00
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Thursday | Sept. 12 | 6 - 8 p.m.

Learn to help threatened pollinators by planting desert wildflowers through time-tested seed balls. Seeds preserved this way may keep for years, and once planted, will germinate when conditions are right. Participants will make their own seed balls with native Sonoran Desert wildflowers to take home and plant. Instructed by Tom McDonald. Limit 30.
Session Fall 2019: Thu, Sep 12, 2019 6:00PM - 8:00PM   OPEN

The ABCs of Landscape Watering
Regular Price: $44.00
Member Price: $35.00
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Saturday | Sept. 14 | 9 a.m. - Noon

Learn tips and methods to overcome the challenges of proper watering in the desert climate, based on your plants and irrigation system. Gain hands-on experience setting irrigation controllers, using all of the options and features to deliver the right amount of water to your landscape. Instructed by Jeff Lee. Limit 20.
Session Fall 2019: Sat, Sep 14, 2019 9:00AM - 12:00PM   (14 AVAIL)

The Magic of Microgreens
Regular Price: $135.00
Member Price: $115.00
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Mondays | Sept. 16, 23 | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Note: Class dates reflect two consecutive sessions.

Learn everything you need to know to grow microgreens year-round indoors. Discover lighting needs, humidity levels, air flow and temperatures that are necessary for a good yield. Discuss stacking, doming, misting, watering and harvesting, and take home your own hydroponic starter kit. Instructed by Diane Sabino. Limit 12.
Session Fall 2019: Mon, Sep 16, 2019 11:00AM - 1:00PM   WAIT LIST

Heirloom Tomatoes
Regular Price: $38.00
Member Price: $30.00
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Monday | Sept. 16 | 6 - 8 p.m.

Taste the flavor burst from homegrown heirloom tomatoes, and you will never want to buy them from a store again. Join Carol Stuttard as she teaches you how to grow the best heirloom tomatoes for our low desert climate, including new varieties you may never have heard of and how to grow them yourself from seed. Limit 20.
Session Fall 2019: Mon, Sep 16, 2019 6:00PM - 8:00PM   (2 AVAIL)

Vegetable Gardening for Beginners
Regular Price: $38.00
Member Price: $30.00
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Wednesday | Sept. 18 | 6 - 8 p.m.

Review basics such as site selection, garden layout and design, optimizing harvest by using local planting calendars, soils, soil prep and fertilizing. Learn planting and harvesting tips to get you started this fall; the best time for great leafy greens and hearty root crops. Instructed by Pam Perry. Limit 30.
Session Fall 2019: Wed, Sep 18, 2019 6:00PM - 8:00PM   WAIT LIST

Smart Irrigation Controllers
Regular Price: $44.00
Member Price: $35.00
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Saturday | Sept. 21 | 9 a.m. - Noon

Weather changes daily, but that doesn’t mean you have to reprogram your irrigation controller every day. Instead, you can simply get a new smart irrigation controller that makes automatic adjustments to ensure your yard receives just what it needs. Learn how these high-tech controllers operate and how to choose the one that will work best for you. Instructed by Jeff Lee. Limit 20.
Session Fall 2019: Sat, Sep 21, 2019 9:00AM - 12:00PM   (19 AVAIL)

Plant Pots for Attracting Beneficial Critters
Regular Price: $38.00
Member Price: $30.00
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Sunday | Sept. 22 | 2 - 4 p.m.

Container gardens fill all those nooks and crannies in the landscape that are tough to cultivate. Explore how to make containers beautiful, productive, stylish and welcoming to hummingbirds, pollinators and beneficial insects. Instructed by Pam Perry. Limit 30.
Session Fall 2019: Sun, Sep 22, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM   (20 AVAIL)

Root Vegetables
Regular Price: $38.00
Member Price: $30.00
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Monday | Sept. 23 | 2 - 4 p.m.

Discover the best route to growing root vegetables, from purple carrots and golden beets to watermelon radishes and rutabagas. Carol Stuttard covers heirloom varieties that are best suited to our low desert climate and soils. Class includes a free seed packet. Limit 20.
Session Fall 2019: Mon, Sep 23, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM   (18 AVAIL)

Outdoor Living Rooms
Regular Price: $38.00
Member Price: $30.00
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Monday | Sept. 23 | 6 - 8 p.m.

Learn how to create “outdoor rooms” for personal relaxation retreats, multi-use spaces for entertaining, or family fun centers. Creative approaches will include desert-adapted plants, structural elements and local case studies. Bring your wish list of outdoor activities to get additional ideas. Instructed by landscape designer Marie White. Limit 12.
Session Fall 2019: Mon, Sep 23, 2019 6:00PM - 8:00PM   (5 AVAIL)

Package Deal: Home Landscape Design
Regular Price: $135.00
Member Price: $108.00
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Package Deal: Register by Sept. 2 and receive a 10 percent discount/

Offer expires on Sept. 3. Programs may be purchased separately at the regular price, subject to availability.

This series walks you through each phase of designing the ideal landscape to complement your home in the Sonoran Desert, assigning relevant exercises along the way. You can use your own gardens for some of these exercises, whether you are creating a new landscape or renovating an existing one. Classes are instructed by landscape architect Liza Blank. Limit 15.

Home Landscape Design Basics I
Wednesdays | Oct. 2, 9 | 6 - 8 p.m.
This interactive program guides you through basic design and provides a framework to create a new and enjoyable outdoor space using different plant material and hardscape options. Home Landscape Design Basics I is a prerequisite for Home Landscape Design Basics II.

Home Landscape Design Basics II
Wednesdays | Oct. 16, 23 | 6 - 8 p.m.
This class builds on Home Landscape Design Basics I and further develops your landscape plan through a studio format. You will be guided through the best methods and proper sequence for installing your design. Home Landscape Design Basics I is a prerequisite for this class.
Session Fall 2019: Wed, Oct 2, 2019 6:00PM - 8:00PM   SOLD OUT

Home Landscape Design Basics I
Regular Price: $75.00
Member Price: $60.00
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Wednesdays | Oct. 2, 9 | 6 - 8 p.m.

This interactive program guides you through basic design and provides a framework to create a new and enjoyable outdoor space using different plant material and hardscape options. Home Landscape Design Basics I is a prerequisite for Home Landscape Design Basics II. Instructed by Liza Blank. Limit 15.
Session Fall 2019: Wed, Oct 2, 2019 6:00PM - 8:00PM   WAIT LIST

Home Landscape Design Basics II
Regular Price: $75.00
Member Price: $60.00
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Wednesdays | Oct. 16, 23 | 6 - 8 p.m.

This class builds on Home Landscape Design Basics I and further develops your landscape plan through a studio format. You will be guided through the best methods and proper sequence for installing your design. Home Landscape Design Basics I is a prerequisite for this class. Instructed by Liza Blank. Limit 15.
Session Fall 2019: Wed, Oct 16, 2019 6:00PM - 8:00PM   WAIT LIST

Sea-Themed Succulent Garden
Regular Price: $44.00
Member Price: $35.00
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Wednesday | Oct. 2 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

The shapes and colors of succulents and cactus naturally lend themselves to an undersea scene. Learn how to arrange the right plants and materials to create a beautiful marine motif for a container or small space. Instructed by Erin Hutton. Limit 20.
Session Fall 2019: Wed, Oct 2, 2019 6:30PM - 8:30PM   (14 AVAIL)

Cactus Dish Garden
Regular Price: $105.00
Member Price: $85.00
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Saturday | Oct. 5 | 2 - 4 p.m.

Learn the tips and tricks to planting even the spiniest of cactus. Miniature specimens come with interesting growth habits and lots of different spine types. Explore ways of displaying them as an integrated collection or as a single specimen. Learn techniques and tools used to transplant them while keeping yourself and the cactus safe. Make your own tiny cactus garden and bring home your fabulous creation! Instructed by Lynn Reves. All materials provided and container may vary from the one pictured. Limit 15.
Session Fall 2019: Sat, Oct 5, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM   (14 AVAIL)

Growing and Using Herbs
Regular Price: $38.00
Member Price: $30.00
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Saturday | Oct. 12 | 2 - 4 p.m.

Gardens of all sizes can play host to the culinary herbs used to season pizza, make fresh salsa, flavor pesto or infuse vinegar to perk up salads. Learn how to grow and care for these useful plants that enhance both your cooking and your garden. Instructed by Pam Perry. Limit 30.
Session Fall 2019: Sat, Oct 12, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM   (11 AVAIL)

Water-Wise Vegetable Gardening
Regular Price: $38.00
Member Price: $30.00
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Monday | Oct. 14 | 6 - 8 p.m.

Planning our landscapes often involves thinking about space, color and food production, but it rarely takes water consumption into account. Learn about the greater environmental benefits of water-wise gardening, and discover ways to ensure a hearty harvest when water is scarce. Instructed by Carol Stuttard. Limit 20.
Session Fall 2019: Mon, Oct 14, 2019 6:00PM - 8:00PM   (12 AVAIL)

Native Wildflower Garden
Regular Price: $38.00
Member Price: $30.00
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Thursday | Oct. 17 | 2 - 4 p.m.

Discover the best wildflowers for our low desert, when to plant them and how to care for them successfully to create a wonderful spring bloom that both you and native pollinators will love. Discuss annuals, perennials and shrubs, and take home your own wildflower seeds. Instructed by Carol Stuttard. Limit 20.
Session Fall 2019: Thu, Oct 17, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM   (14 AVAIL)

Festive Pinecone Wreath
Regular Price: $95.00
Member Price: $75.00
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Monday | Oct. 21 | 6 - 8 p.m.

Handcraft your own holiday decoration or handmade gift by creating a pinecone wreath. Lynn Reves shows how to create a stunning wreath using pinecones and other dried, desert materials. This wreath will make a statement adorning your front door this fall and holiday season. Limit 15.
Session Fall 2019: Mon, Oct 21, 2019 6:00PM - 8:00PM   (3 AVAIL)

Bubbles and Blooms
Regular Price: $140.00
Member Price: $120.00
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Sunday | Oct. 27 | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

This brunch combines the sparkle of mimosas and the fabulousness of fresh flowers. Learn the tips and tricks of professional floral designers, while enjoying a feast of brunch items like pastries, muffins, fruit, cheese and bloody marys. Seasonal flowers will be used for this fall class. Instructed by Lynn Reves. Limit 15.
Session Fall 2019: Sun, Oct 27, 2019 11:00AM - 1:00PM   (13 AVAIL)

Raised Beds and Seasonal Planting
Regular Price: $38.00
Member Price: $30.00
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Tuesday | Oct. 29 | 6 - 8 p.m.

Urban gardeners find raised beds an efficient way to grow vegetables, herbs and flowers in their landscape. Explore designs, set-up and planting ideas to bring fresh vegetables and herbs to your table all year. Instructed by Pam Perry. Limit 30.
Session Fall 2019: Tue, Oct 29, 2019 6:00PM - 8:00PM   (13 AVAIL)

Basic Bonsai
Regular Price: $140.00
Member Price: $120.00
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Mondays | Oct. 28, Nov. 4, 11 | 6 - 8 p.m.

This three-week class series covers basic techniques for turning a five-gallon nursery plant into a living piece of outdoor art. Join Elsie Andrade and Joan McCarter as they share the essentials of styling a bonsai plum or lantana plant. In this hands-on class, learn to care for bonsai including shaping, watering and fertilizing. Limit 15.
Session Fall 2019: Mon, Oct 28, 2019 6:00PM - 8:00PM   (5 AVAIL)

Landscaping for Small Spaces
Regular Price: $38.00
Member Price: $30.00
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Wednesday | Oct. 30 | 6 - 8 p.m.

Make a big impact in a small space with innovative landscape designs for courtyards, side yards, entryways and balconies. Discover lots of creative ideas to get the best use out of the space you have. Bring a photo or drawing of your small space to share in class and get design ideas. Instructed by Marie White, landscape designer. Limit 12.
Session Fall 2019: Wed, Oct 30, 2019 6:00PM - 8:00PM   (8 AVAIL)

Garden Decorating: Paint Your Pot
Regular Price: $55.00
Member Price: $45.00
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Monday | Nov. 4 | 2 - 4 p.m.

Join Carol Stuttard as she discusses the pleasure of outdoor decorating and design, as well as inspirational ideas for reusing and repurposing salvaged materials. Discover creative uses for unusual plant containers, then create and take home your own garden art pot, complete with a succulent plant. Limit 15.
Session Fall 2019: Mon, Nov 4, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM   (11 AVAIL)

Succulent Container Gardening
Regular Price: $44.00
Member Price: $35.00
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Wednesday | Nov. 6 | 6 - 8 p.m.

Explore the basics of growing succulents in containers for your patio and garden. Learn how to select plant size, shape and color to create intriguing arrangements of pots that will decorate your patio and add drama to your garden. Hands-on practice, materials and demonstrations are included. Instructed by Starr Urbatsch, manager of the agavaceae, aloaceae and non-cactus succulent plant collections at the Garden. Limit 20.
Session Fall 2019: Wed, Nov 6, 2019 6:00PM - 8:00PM   (16 AVAIL)

Edible Desert Landscape
Regular Price: $44.00
Member Price: $35.00
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Wednesday | Nov. 6 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

An edible desert garden offers a multitude of benefits, including food for people and wildlife as well as shelter and shade. Growing an edible desert garden conserves water and energy. Learn how to design a garden with edible desert plants for year-round harvests of truly local produce. Instructed by Erin Hutton. Limit 30.
Session Fall 2019: Wed, Nov 6, 2019 6:30PM - 8:30PM   OPEN

Planting Bulbs for the Holidays
Regular Price: $55.00
Member Price: $45.00
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Monday | Nov. 18 | 6 - 8 p.m.

Bring the warm, bright cheer of spring into your winter home with indoor flowering bulbs. Growing bulbs to produce healthy, colorful blooms over the holidays is easily accomplished by any beginning gardener. Carol Stuttard shares the delights of bulbs such as amaryllis and paperwhites, as you create your own take-home holiday bulb display. Students should bring a plant container. Limit 12.
Session Fall 2019: Mon, Nov 18, 2019 6:00PM - 8:00PM   (11 AVAIL)

Backyard Makeover
Regular Price: $38.00
Member Price: $30.00
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Monday | Nov. 18 | 6 - 8 p.m.

Discover all the potential of your own backyard, by learning landscape design trends, tips and plants to make your backyard a favorite destination for friends and family. Examine a few local case studies that demonstrate simple ideas and complete makeovers. Learn how to take advantage of every part of your outdoor space. Bring a photo or sketch of your yard for some quick ideas. Instructed by Marie White. Limit 12.
Session Fall 2019: Mon, Nov 18, 2019 6:00PM - 8:00PM   WAIT LIST

Kokedama String Garden
Regular Price: $95.00
Member Price: $75.00
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Wednesday | Nov. 20 | 6 - 8 p.m.

Explore the Japanese gardening practice of kokedama. Popular with designers, decorators and feng shui practitioners, kokedama create a calm, beautifying, display of spherical hanging plants. Learn traditional methods and supplies used to create one kokedama sphere designed for indoor plants. Instructed by Lynn Reves. Limit 15.

See what inspiring creations others have made in this exciting medium.
Session Fall 2019: Wed, Nov 20, 2019 6:00PM - 8:00PM   (6 AVAIL)

CLASS CANCELLATIONS | Desert Botanical Garden reserves the right to cancel programs at its discretion. Programs will run as scheduled, regardless of weather, unless participants are contacted directly by Garden staff either by phone or email. We reserve the right to substitute any instructors in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

REFUND POLICY | To receive a refund, you must send a written request at least 14 days before the scheduled date of your class or program. Please send your written request to registrar@dbg.org. For more information call 480.481.8146/480.481.8121.

AGE REQUIREMENTS | Children under 10 may not attend. Ages 10-14 may attend adult education pro

 
Photography
Whether you are an aspiring photographer or an experienced professional, the Garden provides photography classes for all skill levels taught by qualified professionals. We offer introductory classes that guide beginner photographers to acquire the basic principles and techniques of photography. For the experienced professional, we provide classes that build upon their skills and how to master new techniques. Whatever level of your experience or camera you use, we have a class for you! Many of the classes are supported with hands-on sessions in the Garden's digital classroom, along the Garden's trails or to Arizona destinations.

Beyond Postcard Snapshots
Regular Price: $56.00
Member Price: $45.00
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Saturday | Aug. 31 | 8 - 10:30 a.m.

Take your nature photography to new artistic levels with techniques and coaching from professional art photographer Joanne West. Learn how to use reflections, shadows, leading lines, color combinations and other tips to help your vision stand out. Class includes some practice in the Garden. All camera users welcome. Experience with your basic camera settings is required. Limit 12.
Session Summer 2019: Sat, Aug 31, 2019 8:00AM - 10:30AM   WAIT LIST

iPhone and iPad Photography: Getting Started
Regular Price: $63.00
Member Price: $50.00
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The best camera is often the one you have with you when something spectacular happens right before your eyes. Learn how to stabilize, hold and shoot using your iPhone or iPad, and choose the best apps for smart photography and editing. Instructed by Ashley Lowery. Limit 15.

Photographing Fall Colors
Regular Price: $55.00
Member Price: $40.00
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Saturday | Sept. 7 | 2 - 4 p.m.

This class will give you the knowledge and tools necessary to capture the fall season’s palette in beautiful images. Topics will include mastering exposure to achieve maximum color, composition and design, and how to get the most from your camera, lenses and filters. This class is open to all digital camera owners. Instructed by Robert McBride. Limit 12.
Session Fall 2019: Sat, Sep 7, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM   (10 AVAIL)

Manual Photography 101
Regular Price: $95.00
Member Price: $80.00
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Sunday | Sept. 8 | 1 - 5 p.m.

Tracy Battaglia guides you through simple exercises to begin mastering the perfect exposure while shooting manually. Forget auto-settings and learn her three pillars technique. Tracy will teach you how to understand aperture, shutter speed and ISO. All DSLR photographers welcome. Students should have a working knowledge of their camera settings. Some photography practice in the Garden is included. Formal instruction ends at 4 p.m. Instructor will be available for questions and extra help until 5 p.m. Click here for required equipment. Limit 10.
Session Fall 2019: Sun, Sep 8, 2019 1:00PM - 5:00PM   (7 AVAIL)

Package Deal: Sunsets and Full Moon Photography
Regular Price: $355.00
Member Price: $280.00
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Package sold out. Individual classes may be purchased separately at the regular price.

Instructed by Robert McBride. Limit 8.

PACKAGE DEAL: Register for both classes by Sept. 2 and receive a discounted rate.

Offer expires Sept. 3. Programs may be purchased separately at the regular price, subject to availability.

Sunset and Moonrise Photography
Monday | Sept. 9 | 6 - 8 p.m.

It is not every day that we have the opportunity to photograph both the setting sun and a full moon rise on the same evening. In this classroom session, learn what it takes to capture them both from equipment and camera mechanics to exposure and shot composition. While this class is open to all camera owners, it is most appropriate for DSLR or mirrorless cameras. Participants should bring camera and manual.

Sunset and Moonrise in the Four Peaks Wilderness Area
Thursday | Sept. 12 | 5 - 8 p.m.

Rising from desert foothills northeast of Phoenix, a major mountain with four peaks stands out from others in Tonto National Forest. Join us in the field as we capture both the setting sun and full moon as they rise over this dramatic mountain area. This is an excellent opportunity to use skill and techniques gained in this series’ introductory class. While all digital camera owners are welcome, this class is most appropriate for DSLR and mirrorless cameras. Participants’ should bring camera, user guide, tripod, wide-angle and telephoto lenses. A cable release and flashlight are highly recommended. Transportation from the Garden is included. Van leaves promptly at 5 p.m. and returns at 8 p.m. Limit 8.
Session Fall 2019: Mon, Sep 9, 2019 6:00PM - 8:00PM   CLOSED

Sunset and Moonrise Photography
Regular Price: $50.00
Member Price: $40.00
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Monday | Sept. 9 | 6 - 8 p.m.

It is not every day that we have the opportunity to photograph both the setting sun and a full moon rise on the same evening. In this classroom session, learn what it takes to capture them both from equipment and camera mechanics to exposure and shot composition. While this class is open to all camera owners, it is most appropriate for DSLR or mirrorless cameras. Participants should bring camera and manual. Limit 8.
Session Fall 2019: Mon, Sep 9, 2019 6:00PM - 8:00PM   WAIT LIST

Sunset and Moonrise in the Four Peaks Wilderness
Regular Price: $325.00
Member Price: $260.00
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Thursday | Sept. 12 | 5 - 8 p.m.

Rising from desert foothills northeast of Phoenix, a major mountain with four peaks stands out from others in Tonto National Forest. Join us in the field as we capture both the setting sun and full moon as they rise over this dramatic mountain area. This is an excellent opportunity to use skill and techniques gained in this series’ introductory class. While all digital camera owners are welcome, this class is most appropriate for DSLR and mirrorless cameras. Participants’ should bring camera, user guide, tripod, wide-angle and telephoto lenses. A cable release and flashlight are highly recommended. Transportation from the Garden is included. Van leaves promptly at 5 p.m. and returns at 8 p.m. Limit 8.
Session Fall 2019: Thu, Sep 12, 2019 5:00PM - 8:00PM   (3 AVAIL)

Package Deal - Mastering the Tools of Photography
Regular Price: $205.00
Member Price: $160.00
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Mastering the appropriate use of your camera's tools ensures success in every situation. This series is recommended for DSLR camera owners only. Students should have a good working knowledge of their camera's functions and settings. Instructed by Robert McBride. Limit 12.

Mastering Exposure
Wednesday | Sept. 11 | 1 - 4:30 p.m.
Establishing a correct exposure involves much more than simply setting your ISO, shutter speed and aperture. This class examines your camera's various shooting modes and why different metering systems produce better results under varying conditions. Discuss how to ensure the accuracy of every exposure using the digital camera's histograms and highlight alert. Participants should bring DSLR camera and manual.

The Secret of Lighting
Wednesday | Sept. 18 | 1 - 4:30 p.m.
Let there be light, the essential ingredient in all photography. Light is too often unknown, unstudied and abused by today's photographers. This class covers the most important aspects of light and how it can be used to turn snapshots into stunning photos. Participants should bring DSLR camera and manual. Mastering Exposure is a prerequisite for this class.

Composition
Wednesday | Sept. 25 | 1 - 4:30 p.m.
Where to stand? What to crop? How to focus? Composition consists of answering these tough questions. Examine the rules for composing a photograph and how they work in unison with exposure and subject selection to produce visually compelling images.
Session Fall 2019: Wed, Sep 11, 2019 1:00PM - 4:00PM   (9 AVAIL)

Mastering the Tools: Mastering Exposure
Regular Price: $75.00
Member Price: $60.00
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Wednesday | Sept. 11 | 1 - 4:30 p.m.

Establishing a correct exposure involves much more than simply setting your ISO, shutter speed and aperture. This class examines your camera's various shooting modes and why different metering systems produce better results under varying conditions. Discuss how to ensure the accuracy of every exposure using the digital camera's histograms and highlight alert. Students should have a good working knowledge of their camera's functions and settings. Click here for required equipment. Instructed by Robert McBride. Limit 12.
Session Fall 2019: Wed, Sep 11, 2019 1:00PM - 4:30PM   (7 AVAIL)

Mastering the Tools: The Secret of Lighting
Regular Price: $75.00
Member Price: $60.00
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Wednesday l Sept. 18 | 1 - 4:30 p.m.

This class covers the most important aspects of light and how it can be used to turn snapshots into stunning photos. Mastering Exposure is a prerequisite for this class. Click here for required equipment. Instructed by Robert McBride. Limit 12.
Session Fall 2019: Wed, Sep 18, 2019 1:00PM - 4:30PM   (8 AVAIL)

Mastering the Tools: Composition
Regular Price: $75.00
Member Price: $60.00
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Wednesday l Sept. 25 | 1 - 4:30 p.m.

Where to stand? What to crop? How to focus? Composition consists of answering these tough questions. Examine the rules for composing a photograph and how they work in unison with exposure and subject selection to produce visually compelling images. Mastering Exposure and The Secret of Lighting are prerequisites for this class. Click here for required equipment. Instructed by Robert McBride. Limit 12.
Session Fall 2019: Wed, Sep 25, 2019 1:00PM - 4:30PM   (8 AVAIL)

Package Deal: Digital Desert Photography
Regular Price: $170.00
Member Price: $130.00
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Take guided steps to photographic excellence using digital cameras. Instructed by Joanne West. Limit 12.

PACKAGE DEAL: Register for Getting Started and Next Steps by Sept. 2 and receive a discounted rate.

Offer expires Sept. 3. Programs may be purchased separately at the regular price, subject to availability.

Getting Started
Saturday | Sept. 14 | 1 - 5 p.m. AND
Tuesday | Sept. 17 | 3 - 7 p.m.

This two-session introductory class is ideal for those who are new to digital photography or simply interested in learning about camera settings and when to use them. Joanne West covers basic camera functions and controls, exposure techniques, shooting modes, basic composition and tips about how to create better-looking images.
This class is most appropriate for DSLR and mirrorless cameras. Some photography practice in the Garden
is included.


Next Steps
Sunday | Sept. 29 | 1 - 5 p.m. AND
Sunday | Oct. 6 | 1 - 4 p.m.

Learn to take your camera off automatic and use the more advanced creative exposure settings to produce compelling photographs. Topics include advanced exposure techniques, metering, how to achieve sharp focus and merge technical and creative aspects of photography. This class is most appropriate for DSLR and mirrorless cameras. Some photography practice in the Garden is included.
Session Fall 2019: Sat, Sep 14, 2019 1:00PM - 5:00PM   (6 AVAIL)

Digital Desert Photography: Getting Started
Regular Price: $95.00
Member Price: $75.00
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Saturday | Sept. 14 | 1 - 5 p.m. AND
Tuesday | Sept. 17 | 3 - 7 p.m.


This two-session introductory class is ideal for those who are new to digital photography or simply interested in learning about camera settings and when to use them. Joanne West covers basic camera functions and controls, exposure techniques, shooting modes, basic composition and tips on how to create better-looking images. This class is most appropriate for DSLR or mirrorless cameras. Some photography practice in the Garden is included. Instructed by Joanne West. Limit 12.
Session Fall 2019: Sat, Sep 14, 2019 1:00PM - 5:00PM   (6 AVAIL)

Digital Desert Photography: Next Steps
Regular Price: $95.00
Member Price: $75.00
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Sunday | Sept. 29 | 1 - 5 p.m. AND
Sunday | Oct. 6 | 1 - 4 p.m.


Learn to take your camera off automatic and use the more advanced creative exposure settings to produce compelling photographs. Topics include advanced exposure techniques, metering, how to achieve sharp focus and merge technical and creative aspects of photography. This class is most appropriate for DSLR or mirrorless cameras. Some photography practice in the Garden is included. Participants should bring camera and manual. Instructed by Joanne West. Limit 12.
Session Fall 2019: Sun, Sep 29, 2019 1:00PM - 5:00PM   (2 AVAIL)

Introduction to Macro Photography
Regular Price: $75.00
Member Price: $60.00
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Saturday | Sept. 21 | 9 a.m. - Noon

Explore the art of the up-close and personal: macro photography. Discuss composition, proper equipment, focusing, lighting and how to steady the camera at close range. While this introductory class is open to all camera owners, it is best suited for those who are proficient in operating a DSLR camera. Click here for required equipment. Instructed by Robert McBride. Limit 12.
Session Fall 2019: Sat, Sep 21, 2019 9:00AM - 12:00PM   (7 AVAIL)

iPhone and iPad Photography: Accessories
Regular Price: $73.00
Member Price: $60.00
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Saturday | Sept. 28 | 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Learn more about the photo-enhancing accessories discussed in Getting Started and Next Steps. In this class instructor Ashley Lowery discusses extra tools and equipment that help enhance smartphone photos and lets participants put them to the test. Limit 15.
Session Fall 2019: Sat, Sep 28, 2019 9:00AM - 11:00AM   (14 AVAIL)

iPhone and iPad Photography: Next Steps
Regular Price: $63.00
Member Price: $50.00
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Continue building your iPhone and iPad photography skills to create better photos using a range of settings. Learn how to improve your device photography and editing techniques with different lighting scenarios and compositions, and how to add creative touches to "finish" your photos. Time is allotted for guided help on the Garden trails. Instructed by Ashley Lowery. Limit 15.

Creative Flat Lay Photography
Regular Price: $75.00
Member Price: $60.00
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Tuesday | Oct. 1 | 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Flat lay photography involves shooting custom displays against a flat surface–usually from above. This fun and trendy photography style has infinite creative and practical possibilities. A great activity for indoor sessions and low light days, flat lay photography can produce stock imagery, greeting cards, business cards, posters, advertising, marketing, wall art and more. Instructed by Lisa Langell. Limit 15.
Session Fall 2019: Tue, Oct 1, 2019 5:30PM - 8:30PM   (13 AVAIL)

Dramatically Lit Botanical Photography
Regular Price: $95.00
Member Price: $80.00
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Thursday | Oct. 3 | 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Join Lisa Langell to discover DIY methods of lighting using everyday tools and materials like flashlights, lamps, foam core and paper. Come get creative and resourceful as you learn to produce beautiful shots in the shade and on a budget. Participants should bring camera and its manual, charged batteries, memory cards, lenses ideal for close-up photography and a tripod (optional). Limit 15.
Session Fall 2019: Thu, Oct 3, 2019 9:00AM - 1:00PM   (14 AVAIL)

Writing with Light and Words
Regular Price: $85.00
Member Price: $70.00
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Friday | Oct. 4 | 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Explore incorporating the written word as a means of setting your photography apart. This interactive session is all about inspiration and fine-tuning to add inspirational words, titles, light, polish and presentation to your processing. Instructed by Lisa Langell. Limit 15.
Session Fall 2019: Fri, Oct 4, 2019 9:00AM - 12:30PM   (15 AVAIL)

Instagram for Gardeners
Regular Price: $55.00
Member Price: $40.00
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Saturday | Oct. 5 | 10 a.m. - Noon

It can take months or even years to produce flowers that bloom for just a week, or vegetables that make a single meal. Learn to capture and share those special, hard-earned moments with your friends and Instagram® followers in a perfectly curated picture. Also included are best practices for connecting with the vast gardening community through both posts and Stories using hashtags, geotags, and much more! Instructed by Lori A. Johnson. Limit 12.
 
Session Fall 2019: Sat, Oct 5, 2019 10:00AM - 12:00PM   (10 AVAIL)

Butterfly Photography
Regular Price: $75.00
Member Price: $60.00
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Wednesday | Oct. 9 | 7 - 10 a.m.

Butterfly wings burst with color, and capturing them all is an art form filled with challenges and rewards. Participants will have exclusive access to the Garden's seasonal butterfly pavilion. Learn to control the depth of field, color and light, isolate a subject from the background, exposure and composition. Participants should have a working knowledge of their camera operation modes and settings. Participants should bring a digital camera and a mid-range to telephoto lens. We also recommend bringing a macro lens. Instructed by Joanne West. Limit 12.
Session Fall 2019: Wed, Oct 9, 2019 7:00AM - 10:00AM   (10 AVAIL)

Galaxy Smartphone Photography
Regular Price: $75.00
Member Price: $60.00
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Wednesday | Oct. 9 | 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Go beyond the basics of your Samsung Galaxy smartphone by unlocking the hidden potential of advanced features to create stunning nature photographs with a few swipes of your thumb. Learn to compose, crop and edit in a variety of apps to enhance your photos and develop your own artistic style. Participants should bring their Samsung Galaxy smartphone, plus charging cable or backup battery. Some photography practice in the Garden is included. Students should download the free Snapseed and Instagram apps onto device before class. Instructed by Lori A. Johnson. Limit 12.
Session Fall 2019: Wed, Oct 9, 2019 5:30PM - 8:30PM   (3 AVAIL)

'Wild Rising' Photography
Regular Price: $55.00
Member Price: $40.00
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Tuesday | Oct. 22 | 3 - 5 p.m.

Take advantage of the arrival of bright, plastic animals in the Garden for Wild Rising by Cracking Art. Explore ways of balancing natural colors and textures with the bright hues and patterns of the different sculptural displays. Take home photographic souvenirs of this limited exhibition, and reflect on ways that your photography work can be used to make larger artistic and environmental statements. Instructed by Joanne West. Limit 12.
Session Fall 2019: Tue, Oct 22, 2019 3:00PM - 5:00PM   (11 AVAIL)

iPhone and iPad Photography: Nighttime
Regular Price: $50.00
Member Price: $40.00
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Wednesday l Oct. 23 l 6 - 8 p.m.

Nighttime brings out a different set of creatures, candid moments and, unfortunately, new photography challenges. Learn the essential techniques that will erase the graininess from iPhone or iPad photos taken in dark settings and produce stunning results. Explore lighting, exposure levels and the best apps for nighttime photography. Some photography practice in the Garden is included. Limit 15.
Session Fall 2019: Wed, Oct 23, 2019 6:00PM - 8:00PM   (10 AVAIL)

iPhone and iPad Photography: Editing
Regular Price: $50.00
Member Price: $40.00
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Sunday l Oct. 27 l 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Tweak your photos to perfection with the editing app Snapseed on your iPhone or iPad. Ashley Lowery will walk you through the amazing transformations you can make with the touch of your finger! Students should download the free app Snapseed onto device before class.
Session Fall 2019: Sun, Oct 27, 2019 10:00AM - 12:30PM   (14 AVAIL)

Photographing Abstracts in Nature
Regular Price: $75.00
Member Price: $60.00
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Tuesday | Oct. 29 | 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Through instruction, hands-on work and inspiration from your instructor and fellow participants, you will learn how to apply basic compositional guidelines while using a variety of lenses. Explore motion blur, patterning, contrast, shadows, color theory, textures, edges and more to design images that are artistic, ethereal and fun. Instructed by Lisa Langell. Limit 15.
Session Fall 2019: Tue, Oct 29, 2019 10:00AM - 1:00PM   (10 AVAIL)

Nature Photography and Negative Space
Regular Price: $85.00
Member Price: $70.00
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Wednesday | Oct. 30 | 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Whether or not you have long lenses, this class will inspire you to up the artistry of your bird photography and push you to think beyond tight, close-up shots. Focusing on key elements of composition with an emphasis on using positive and negative space, we will create emotionally evocative images that leave lasting impressions with your audience and potentially open up new markets for your work. Instructed by Lisa Langell. Limit 15.
Session Fall 2019: Wed, Oct 30, 2019 9:00AM - 12:30PM   (12 AVAIL)

Instagram Yourself at the Garden
Regular Price: $55.00
Member Price: $40.00
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Sunday | Nov. 17 | 1 - 3 p.m.

At the Garden, your selfie might depict you among saguaros, agaves, hummingbirds or classic midcentury desert architecture. Join acclaimed nature photographer Lori A. Johnson to get a few insights on taking Instagram®-worthy shots that celebrate your next epic day at the Garden. Limit 12.
Session Fall 2019: Sun, Nov 17, 2019 1:00PM - 3:00PM   (12 AVAIL)

Understanding Your Camera
Regular Price: $95.00
Member Price: $80.00
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Sunday | Nov. 17 | 1 - 5 p.m.

Learn about different features, functions and proper setup to create perfectly exposed photographs, with balanced shutter speeds, apertures and ISO. Learn how to use your newly acquired photography skills by practicing in the Garden. Participants should bring DSLR camera and manual. Instructed by Robert McBride. Limit 12.
Session Fall 2019: Sun, Nov 17, 2019 1:00PM - 5:00PM   (12 AVAIL)

Capturing Holiday Lights
Regular Price: $55.00
Member Price: $40.00
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Thursday | Dec. 12 | 6 - 8 p.m.

From the giant light garlands strung across Tempe’s bridges to the Garden’s famed luminarias, the Phoenix area delivers lots of holiday luminescence for spirited photographers to capture. Learn the best approaches, camera settings and vantage points for capturing end-of-year light displays. Customize your holiday cards or simply enhance your photographic prowess. Instructed by Robert McBride. Limit 12.
Session Fall 2019: Thu, Dec 12, 2019 6:00PM - 8:00PM   (11 AVAIL)

CLASS CANCELLATIONS | Desert Botanical Garden reserves the right to cancel programs at its discretion. Programs will run as scheduled, regardless of weather, unless participants are contacted directly by Garden staff either by phone or email. We reserve the right to substitute any instructors in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

REFUND POLICY | To receive a refund, you must send a written request at least 14 days before the scheduled date of your class or program. Please send your written request to registrar@dbg.org. For more information call 480.481.8146/480.481.8121.

AGE REQUIREMENTS | Children under 10 may not attend. Ages 10-14 may attend adult education pro

 
Cooking and Wellness
Join our entertaining demonstration classes to explore new cuisines, cooking techniques or how to sharpen your culinary skills in a relaxed environment. No matter your culinary passion, we offer a wide variety of classes that will suit your lifestyle. From beginner cooking 101 classes, baking or international cuisines, experience a truly unique culinary event with family and friends. The Garden also offers wellness programs including yoga and tai chi held outdoors in stunning Garden settings. Classes are kept small and suitable for all levels of experience.

All cooking classes are demonstration only, and participants enjoy a bountiful taste of each recipe shared by our chefs.

Sunrise Yoga
Regular Price: $20.00
Member Price: $16.00
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Open your body, unfold your breath and awaken your mind as you begin your day in the beautiful Garden setting. Reap the holistic benefits of deep breathing and supported floor postures, and greet the coming week feeling limber, centered and energized. All levels welcome. This class is held outdoors, please dress appropriately for the weather. Instructed by Urban Yoga and Wellness. Limit 30.

Sundown Yoga
Regular Price: $20.00
Member Price: $16.00
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Yoga is an ancient meditative art that focuses on connecting body, mind and spirit to enhance health and well-being. Be quietly guided as you expand your consciousness and listen to the sounds of the Garden in the sun-lit warmth of the early evening. All levels welcome. This class is held outdoors, please dress appropriately for the weather. Instructed by Urban Yoga and Wellness. Limit 30.

Sunrise Tai Chi
Regular Price: $20.00
Member Price: $16.00
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A garden is the traditional setting for the ancient flowing movements of tai chi chuan, the health-boosting Chinese martial art that fuses yin and yang. The movements improve breathing, reduce stress and stimulate the mind, promoting longevity and good health. All levels welcome. This class is held outdoors, please dress appropriately for the weather. Instructed by Yuri Grevtsev. Limit 30.

Sundown Tai Chi
Regular Price: $20.00
Member Price: $16.00
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Take advantage of the Garden's natually tranquil evenings as you find you unwind and calm yourself from the inside out. The movements of Tai Chi improve breathing, reduce stress and stimulate the mind, promoting longevity and good health. All levels welcome. This class is held outdoors, please dress appropriately for the weather.Instructed by Yuri Grevtsev. Limit 30.

Package Deal: Sunrise Yoga
Regular Price: $120.00
Member Price: $92.00
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PACKAGE DEAL: Receive a $20 discount when you register for all of the classes in each series by Aug. 26, Seven sessions for only:

Members: $92 | General Public: $120

Be quietly guided as you expand your consciousness and listen to the sounds of the Garden in the sunlit warmth of the early morning or evening. Reap the holistic benefits of deep breathing and supported floor postures, and greet the coming week feeling limber, centered and energized. All levels welcome. This class is held outdoors, please dress appropriately for the weather. Instructed by Urban Yoga and Wellness. Limit 30.

Sunrise Yoga Sessions:
Sundays | Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Oct. 6, 27 | 8 - 9 a.m.
Session Fall 2019: Sun, Sep 1, 2019 8:00AM - 9:00AM   OPEN

Package Deal: Sundown Yoga
Regular Price: $120.00
Member Price: $92.00
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PACKAGE DEAL: Receive a $20 discount when you register for all of the classes in each series by Aug. 26, Seven sessions for only:

Members: $92 | General Public: $120

Be quietly guided as you expand your consciousness and listen to the sounds of the Garden in the sunlit warmth of the early morning or evening. Reap the holistic benefits of deep breathing and supported floor postures, and greet the coming week feeling limber, centered and energized. All levels welcome. This class is held outdoors, please dress appropriately for the weather. Instructed by Urban Yoga and Wellness. Limit 30.

Sundown Yoga Sessions
Wednesdays | Sept. 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9, 23, 30, Nov. 6 | 6 - 7 p.m.

Session Fall 2019: Wed, Sep 18, 2019 6:00PM - 7:00PM   OPEN

Package Deal: Sunrise Tai Chi
Regular Price: $120.00
Member Price: $92.00
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PACKAGE DEAL: Receive a $20 discount when you register for all of the classes in each series by Aug. 26, Each package includes seven sessions for only:

Members: $92 | General Public: $120

Offer expires Aug. 27. Programs may be purchased separately at the regular price.

A garden is the traditional setting for the ancient flowing movements of tai chi chuan, the health-boosting Chinese martial art that fuses yin and yang. The movements improve breathing, reduce stress and stimulate the mind, promoting longevity and good health. All levels welcome. This class is held outdoors, please dress appropriately for the weather. Instructed by Yuri Grevstev. Limit 30.

Sunrise Tai Chi Sessions:
Thursdays | Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17 | 8 - 9 a.m.
Session Fall 2019: Thu, Sep 5, 2019 8:00AM - 9:00AM   OPEN

Package Deal: Sundown Tai Chi
Regular Price: $120.00
Member Price: $92.00
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PACKAGE DEAL: Receive a $20 discount when you register for all of the classes in each series by Aug. 26, Each package includes seven sessions for only:

Members: $92 | General Public: $120

Offer expires Aug. 27. Programs may be purchased separately at the regular price.

A garden is the traditional setting for the ancient flowing movements of tai chi chuan, the health-boosting Chinese martial art that fuses yin and yang. The movements improve breathing, reduce stress and stimulate the mind, promoting longevity and good health. All levels welcome. This class is held outdoors, please dress appropriately for the weather. Instructed by Yuri Grevstev. Limit 30.

Sundown Tai Chi Sessions:
Mondays | Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct. 7, 21 | 6 - 7 p.m.
Session Fall 2019: Mon, Sep 2, 2019 6:00PM - 7:00PM   OPEN

Spectacular Summer Brunch
Regular Price: $65.00
Member Price: $52.00
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Saturday | Aug. 24 | 1 - 3 p.m.

Take some time this summer to perfect a few classic brunch recipes. Watch and sample as Chef Maggie Norris prepares eggs Benedict, chorizo grits casserole, coffee cake muffins and broccoli salad. Limit 12.
Session Summer 2019: Sat, Aug 24, 2019 1:00PM - 3:00PM   WAIT LIST

Simple Summer Meals
Regular Price: $65.00
Member Price: $52.00
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Tuesday | Aug. 27 | 6 - 8 p.m.

With long days and warm nights, life slows down in the summer. Learn a few simple recipes that pair perfectly with the pace of the summer days, like salmon with cucumber-yogurt sauce and carrot salad, curried cashew and grape salad, open-face steak sandwiches with sun-dried tomato pesto and a BLT chopped salad. Instructed by Maggie Norris. Limit 12.
Session Summer 2019: Tue, Aug 27, 2019 6:00PM - 8:00PM   WAIT LIST

Vegan Wanderlust
Regular Price: $65.00
Member Price: $52.00
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Saturday | Aug. 31 | 1 - 3 p.m.

Learn to cut out animal products without sacrificing flavor by learning vegan recipes from around the world. You’ll learn to make gluten-free vegetable pakoras, Korean japchae glass noodle salad, Turkish zucchini fritters with preserved lemon-flavored yogurt and farro risotto with shitakes and sweet corn. Instructed by Terri Milligan. Limit 12.
Session Summer 2019: Sat, Aug 31, 2019 1:00PM - 3:00PM   WAIT LIST

Plant-Based Ancestral Foods
Regular Price: $65.00
Member Price: $52.00
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Saturday | Sept. 7 | 1 - 3 p.m.

Find out what ancestral foods are, and which can still be found, foraged and consumed in the Phoenix area today. Discover the culturally enriching and health-enhancing benefits of reintroducing the region’s indigenous foods into your diet. Instructed by Chef Maria Parra Cano. Limit 12.
Session Fall 2019: Sat, Sep 7, 2019 1:00PM - 3:00PM   (9 AVAIL)

Healthy Steamed Seafood
Regular Price: $65.00
Member Price: $52.00
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Tuesday | Sept. 17 | 1 - 3 p.m.

Chef Terri Milligan will show you how to properly clean banana leaves and cut parchment paper then use them to wrap and steam salmon, cod and shrimp. Recipes include banana leaf-wrapped Thai cod with cilantro, mint and lime; a parchment-steamed salmon with asparagus, shitake mushrooms and fresh ginger and lemongrass coconut shrimp with noodles. Limit 12.
Session Fall 2019: Tue, Sep 17, 2019 1:00PM - 3:00PM   (2 AVAIL)

Its Not Easy Being Green
Regular Price: $65.00
Member Price: $52.00
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Wednesday | Sept. 18 | 6 - 8 p.m.

Explore and taste greens from around the world. Combined with grains and beans, greens are the perfect color and taste to add to your plate. Go green and enjoy Asian greens, Italian greens and good, ‘ole American greens with recipes, cooking tips and delicious samples. Instructed by Chef Larry Canepa. Limit 12.
Session Fall 2019: Wed, Sep 18, 2019 6:00PM - 8:00PM   (9 AVAIL)

Taste of Provence
Regular Price: $65.00
Member Price: $52.00
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Tuesday | Sept. 24 | 6 - 8 p.m.

Enjoy a taste of the French region of Provence at this demonstration only class taught by Chef Terri Milligan. Delight in a roasted shallot madeleine, warm citrus and herb marinated olives, herbes de Provence-roasted salmon Niçoise and a dessert of lavender pound cake with citrus glaze. Limit 12.
Session Fall 2019: Tue, Sep 24, 2019 6:00PM - 8:00PM   WAIT LIST

The Wonderful World of Chocolate
Regular Price: $65.00
Member Price: $52.00
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Thursday | Sept. 26 | 1 - 3 p.m.

Chocolate is a versatile ingredient that can be used in everything from classic desserts to soups and entrees. Learn how to work with different types of chocolate then watch Chef Terri Milligan create a variety of her favorite chocolate based dishes. Limit 12.
Session Fall 2019: Thu, Sep 26, 2019 1:00PM - 3:00PM   WAIT LIST

Indigenous Foods for Overall Health
Regular Price: $65.00
Member Price: $52.00
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Saturday | Sept. 28 | 1 - 3 p.m.

From herbal teas to foods in the desert, Chef Maria will discuss family remedies and how indigenous foods can be used as medicine to help manage diabetes and hypertension. Instructed by Chef Maria Parra Cano. Limit 12.
Session Fall 2019: Sat, Sep 28, 2019 1:00PM - 3:00PM   (8 AVAIL)

Ancient Grains for a Modern World
Regular Price: $65.00
Member Price: $52.00
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Wednesday | Oct. 2 | 1 - 3 p.m.

Grains are known as the building blocks of breads and other baked goods, but you might be surprised by their many other uses throughout history. Watch, taste and learn as Chef Larry Canepa creates appetizers made from quinoa, millet, amaranth, teff, freekeh and his famous nine-grain dish. Limit 12.
Session Fall 2019: Wed, Oct 2, 2019 1:00PM - 3:00PM   (9 AVAIL)

Tibetan Singing Bowls
Regular Price: $34.00
Member Price: $27.00
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Saturday | Oct. 5 | 9 - 10 a.m. OR
Sunday | Nov. 17 | 9 - 10 a.m.


Experiment with the range of pulsating tones, which some believe can restore vibratory frequencies at the cellular level and throughout our nervous system. Try them for yourself and feel increased harmony in body and mind as you use sound and vibration to induce a state of relaxation and focus. All bowls used in this class are Fair Trade Certified and hand-hammered in Nepal. Participants should bring favorite blanket or mat and pillow. Instructed by Water Shepherd. Limit 30.

Tradition through Tamales
Regular Price: $65.00
Member Price: $52.00
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Saturday | Oct. 5 | 1 - 3 p.m.

To this day, the tamale is a seasonal dish that brings back memories of family gatherings and fall in the Southwest. Learn how to prepare the delicious masa, meats and sauces that bring tamales to life. Vegan option will be demonstrated. Instructed by Chef Maria Parra Cano. Limit 12.
 
Session Fall 2019: Sat, Oct 5, 2019 1:00PM - 3:00PM   WAIT LIST

Pamper Yourself with Pumpkin
Regular Price: $95.00
Member Price: $75.00
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Sunday | Oct. 6 | 2 - 4 p.m.

Pumpkins are full of fantastic nutrients, but did you know they contain a myriad of beneficial enzymes and vitamins that benefit the skin? Get hands-on as you explore a few recipes for preservative-free scrubs, masks and moisturizing applications. Instructed by Lynn Reves. Limit 12.
Session Fall 2019: Sun, Oct 6, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM   (7 AVAIL)

Cooking with Autumn Squash
Regular Price: $65.00
Member Price: $52.00
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Thursday | Oct. 17 | 1 - 3 p.m.

Chef Terri Milligan gives a squash “show and tell” while turning these autumn gems into delicious soups, entrées and even desserts. Learn all about the types of autumn squash including heirloom varieties. Chef Terri will also provide her secrets on the best way to store, cook and freeze squash. Limit 12.
Session Fall 2019: Thu, Oct 17, 2019 1:00PM - 3:00PM   (4 AVAIL)

Conquering Exotic Fruits
Regular Price: $65.00
Member Price: $52.00
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Tuesday | Oct. 22 | 1 - 3 p.m.

Chef Terri Milligan will help you conquer your jackfruit fears and more. Learn how to break down a whole jackfruit then use it in a variety of recipes. You’ll also learn about and taste a variety of other exotics like dragon fruit, rambutan and lychee. Limit 12.
Session Fall 2019: Tue, Oct 22, 2019 1:00PM - 3:00PM   (10 AVAIL)

Train Your Brain
Regular Price: $73.00
Member Price: $58.00
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Tuesday | Oct. 22 | 2 - 4 p.m.

Learn five key brain areas that need exercise and some fun and fulfilling activities to work them. Leave the program with a personal neuroplasticity plan to help your brain get better with age. Class includes a copy of the book Better with Age: The Ultimate Guide to Brain Training. Instructed by Phyllis Strupp. Limit 20.
Session Fall 2019: Tue, Oct 22, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM   (13 AVAIL)

Teaching: Tea 101
Regular Price: $65.00
Member Price: $52.00
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Wednesday | Nov. 13 | 1 - 3 p.m.

Explore the history and flavor dynamics of ten teas from around the world. From rare white teas and oolong to black tea and herbal blends, travel the full tea spectrum as you start to ‘de-coffee-inate’ yourself with exciting teas. Instructed by Chef Larry Canepa. Limit 12.
Session Fall 2019: Wed, Nov 13, 2019 1:00PM - 3:00PM   (10 AVAIL)

Holiday Entertaining
Regular Price: $65.00
Member Price: $52.00
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Thursday | Nov. 14 | 6 - 8 p.m.

Chef Terri Milligan shares some of her favorites, including a few that can be made ahead and frozen for those unexpected drop-in guests. Learn Chef Terri’s walnut cranberry and bleu cheese tart, chicken curry phyllo bites, individual upside down wild mushroom tatins and mascarpone honey pistachio stuffed strawberries. Limit 12.
Session Fall 2019: Thu, Nov 14, 2019 6:00PM - 8:00PM   WAIT LIST

Autumn Tarts and Pies
Regular Price: $65.00
Member Price: $52.00
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Monday | Nov. 18 | 6 - 8 p.m.

Learn Chef Terri’s techniques to make perfect fall pies and tarts. You’ll learn how to make a French pâté brisée crust for a variety of delicious pies and tarts, both sweet and savory. Recipes will include her autumn harvest pie filled with pears, apples and cranberries; a pumpkin mile-high meringue pie and a savory butternut squash and caramelized onion tart. Instructed by Terri Milligan. Limit 12.
Session Fall 2019: Mon, Nov 18, 2019 6:00PM - 8:00PM   WAIT LIST

Refreshing Spa Kit
Regular Price: $105.00
Member Price: $85.00
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Sunday | Dec. 1 | 2 - 4 p.m.

Making body scrubs, clay masks and foot soaks is easy once you know the basic ingredients. Learn about the different types of oils that create luxurious, moisturizing scrubs. Explore different clays for facial masks and learn how to create soothing foot baths. Instructed by Lynn Reves. Limit 12.
Session Fall 2019: Sun, Dec 1, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM   (5 AVAIL)

CLASS CANCELLATIONS | Desert Botanical Garden reserves the right to cancel programs at its discretion. Programs will run as scheduled, regardless of weather, unless participants are contacted directly by Garden staff either by phone or email. We reserve the right to substitute any instructors in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

REFUND POLICY | To receive a refund, you must send a written request at least 14 days before the scheduled date of your class or program. Please send your written request to registrar@dbg.org. For more information call 480.481.8146/480.481.8121.

AGE REQUIREMENTS | Children under 10 may not attend. Ages 10-14 may attend adult education pro

 
Art

Be inspired by your imagination and release your creativity by attending art classes at the Garden. Classes are intended to foster your artistic visions and give you the skills to bring them to life. Each class is designed to be hands-on with individualized instruction. The Garden offers programs in mosaic, gourd art, drawing and painting, bonsai, and jewelry making.

All art class materials are included with attendance unless otherwise noted.


Concrete Leaf Prints
Regular Price: $106.00
Member Price: $85.00
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Sequential sesions:
Wednesday | Aug. 21 | 6 - 8 p.m. AND
Saturday | Aug. 24 | 2 - 4 p.m.


Create an exciting foliage-inspired sculptural piece for your garden using concrete leaf casting. Join Lynn Reves as you explore ways to use concrete and colorant to create unique leaf prints to grace your garden or give as a gift. All materials included. Instructed by Lynn Reves. Limit 15.
Session Summer 2019: Wed, Aug 21, 2019 6:00PM - 8:00PM   (9 AVAIL)

Watercolor Cactus
Regular Price: $80.00
Member Price: $65.00
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This class has been rescheduled for September 8 or September 21. The registrar has contacted all enrolled students to reschedule. If you need assistance, please contact registrar@dbg.org

The spiky thorns and angular ridges of cacti often create unique interplays of light and shadow against the plants’ smooth green surfaces, all of which make them perfect subjects for watercolors. Learn how to capture these desert icons in the fun and accessible watercolor medium. All materials included. Instructed by Rachel Eskandari. Limit 12.
Session Summer 2019: Sat, Aug 31, 2019 9:00AM - 12:00PM   WAIT LIST

Jewelry from the Desert
Regular Price: $85.00
Member Price: $65.00
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Saturday | Sept. 7 | 2 - 5 p.m.

Make desert-inspired pendants and earrings, using pieces of the woody skeletons of a cholla cactus or the ribs of a saguaro that have been weathered by our harsh desert climate. Accent your pieces using stone and glass beads. No jewelry-making experience is necessary, but the project does involve using pliers. Instructed by Shari Keith. Limit 15.
Session Fall 2019: Sat, Sep 7, 2019 2:00PM - 5:00PM   (8 AVAIL)

Long-Legged Gourd Birds
Regular Price: $135.00
Member Price: $115.00
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Sunday | Sept. 15 | 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Design your own long-legged bird sculpture using a pre-cleaned gourd, limited only by your imagination. Choose a pose or attitude for your beaky buddy as you design the wings, head, legs and tail feathers. Choose a colorful paint palette and add final touches to your creation. Instructed by Gail Aubel. Limit 12.
Session Fall 2019: Sun, Sep 15, 2019 9:00AM - 3:00PM   WAIT LIST

Desert Sunset in Oils
Regular Price: $155.00
Member Price: $135.00
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Sundays | Sept. 15, 22 | 2 - 6 p.m.

Lose yourself in the magic of Arizona’s desert sky as you explore the expressive medium of oil paints. Learn painting techniques including color theory, stroke, palette knife techniques, composition and much more. Beginners and advanced painters welcome. Instructed by Cheryl Fecht. Limit 15.
Session Fall 2019: Sun, Sep 15, 2019 2:00PM - 6:00PM   (13 AVAIL)

Tree of Life Mosaic
Regular Price: $250.00
Member Price: $200.00
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Sunday | Sept. 22 | 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. AND
Sunday | Sept. 29 | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Create an 8x10-inch mosaic inspired by mythic stories of “the tree of life.” Interpret freely and creatively as you incorporate stained glass, gems, cabochons, metal and chains in your elaborate design. Embellish your creation with beads, sand, glitter and specialized glass. Instructed by Morrine Maltzman. Limit 12.
Session Fall 2019: Sun, Sep 22, 2019 11:00AM - 3:00PM   (4 AVAIL)

Birds in Watercolor
Regular Price: $113.00
Member Price: $90.00
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Wednesdays | Sept. 25, Oct. 2, 9 | 6 - 8 p.m.

Learn how to capture the essence of desert birds while mastering basic skills for painting in watercolor. Wet on wet and dry brush are just a couple of techniques explored in this class. Beginners and skilled students welcome. Instructed by Lynn Reves. Limit 15.

See what inspiring creations others have made in this exciting medium.
Session Fall 2019: Wed, Sep 25, 2019 6:00PM - 8:00PM   (6 AVAIL)

Drawing Pollinators
Regular Price: $110.00
Member Price: $88.00
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Thursdays | Oct. 17, 24, 31 | 9 a.m. - Noon

Pollinators pop with many of the same colors as the flowers they call food. Explore the various colors and textures of hummingbirds, bees and butterflies using colored pencil techniques, including stippling, hatching, layering and grisaille. Use these techniques to achieve rich, luminous depth to your drawings. Click here for additional required materials. Instructed by Devon Meyer. Limit 15.
Session Fall 2019: Thu, Oct 17, 2019 9:00AM - 12:00PM   (13 AVAIL)

Fused Glass Pendants
Regular Price: $105.00
Member Price: $85.00
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Tuesday | Oct. 22 | 10 a.m. - Noon

Create a brilliantly colorful glass pendant that makes a beautiful addition to your jewelry collection. Beth Maggio demonstrates techniques and skills to fuse pieces of glass using pretreated molds. Participants select from a colorful array of glass and mold shapes to design their unique pendant. Students can pick up their final creation one week after the class. Limit 15.
Session Fall 2019: Tue, Oct 22, 2019 10:00AM - 12:00PM   (11 AVAIL)

Desert Birds in Acrylics
Regular Price: $155.00
Member Price: $135.00
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Wednesdays | Oct. 23, 30 | 1 - 5 p.m.

Develop acrylic paint skills as you depict a charming Gambel’s quail, a native to Arizona and regular Garden sight. Focus on fine details, colorization and composition during this fun two-session class. Beginners and advanced students are welcome. Instructed by Cheryl Fecht. Limit 15.
Session Fall 2019: Wed, Oct 23, 2019 1:00PM - 5:00PM   (14 AVAIL)

Calavera Ornament
Regular Price: $75.00
Member Price: $55.00
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Sunday | Oct. 27 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Celebrate Día de Muertos by creating a marvelously macabre calavera hanging. Use a coconut shell to create a skull ornament that reflects the folk-art style of big, toothy smiles and glittery adornments. Learn paper clay application, acrylic painting and adornment methods. Instructed by Cindy Kovack. Limit 10.
Session Fall 2019: Sun, Oct 27, 2019 10:00AM - 4:00PM   (8 AVAIL)

Wire-Wrapped Stone Bracelet
Regular Price: $95.00
Member Price: $75.00
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Wednesday | Nov. 6 | 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Learn to turn polished stone shapes into mini works of art by wrapping them in wire patterns. Design a proper base structure from wire to hold the shaped stone place, then select a stone cabochon to suit your style and utilize sturdy wrapping techniques to create a bracelet. Instructed by Lynn Reves. Limit 12.
Session Fall 2019: Wed, Nov 6, 2019 5:30PM - 8:30PM   (8 AVAIL)

Ornamental Gourd Wreath
Regular Price: $135.00
Member Price: $120.00
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Sunday | Nov. 17 | 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

This flamboyant wreath features small ornamental gourds colored with water-based and alcohol inks. Add in some devil’s claw and and botanical materials from the broader Southwest. Learn to wire your ring into a sturdy finished piece and coat it with a preserving sealant. Students should bring an 18-inch grapevine wreath, wire-cutter and a heat tool (optional). Instructed by Sue Brogdon. Limit 12.
Session Fall 2019: Sun, Nov 17, 2019 9:30AM - 4:30PM   (8 AVAIL)

Gorgeous Gourd Gifts
Regular Price: $135.00
Member Price: $120.00
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Sunday | Dec. 1 | 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Sue Brogdon demonstrates techniques in alcohol inks such as dripping, stamping, painting and blending. Choose your favorite or experiment as you transform four ornament-sized gourds and two cannonballs into works of art. Finish by embellishing the gifts with beads and feathers and learn how to wire-wrap one of the ornaments. Students should bring a heat tool (optional) and a small bottle of Gorilla gel glue. Limit 12.
Session Fall 2019: Sun, Dec 1, 2019 9:30AM - 4:30PM   WAIT LIST

CLASS CANCELLATIONS | Desert Botanical Garden reserves the right to cancel programs at its discretion. Programs will run as scheduled, regardless of weather, unless participants are contacted directly by Garden staff either by phone or email. We reserve the right to substitute any instructors in the event of unforeseen circumstances.
REFUND POLICY | To receive a refund, you must send a written request at least 14 days before the scheduled date of your class or program. Please send your written request to registrar@dbg.org. For more information call 480.481.8146/480.481.8121.
AGE REQUIREMENTS l Children under 10 may not attend. Ages 10-14 may attend adult education programs with an ad

 
Desert Landscape School Events

Tancer Distinguished Speaker Series
Regular Price: $0.00
Member Price: $0.00
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As a Desert Landscape School credential holder, you are invited to attend the inaugural event of the Tancer Distinguished Speaker Series! This event brings Lattie Coor, past president of Arizona State University, to talk about lifelong learning and the merits and opportunities of learning new skills throughout your career. Refreshments will be served and this event is also an opportunity to connect with other credential holders. We look forward to seeing you at the Desert Botanical Garden for this event!

Wednesday / Oct. 11 / 5 - 7 p.m.

The Garden is grateful to Shoshana and Robert Tancer for making this series possible.
Session Fall 2017: Wed, Oct 11, 2017 5:00PM - 7:00PM   CLOSED

 
Girl Scouts
The Girl Scout Desert Discovery Program creates a fun and memorable experience for Girl Scouts as they learn about life in the desert. These event-style programs welcome all Girl Scout levels along with leaders, parents and family members. Pre-registration is required for all attending.

Girl Scouts: Sonoran Search
Price: $10.00
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Aug. 10 OR Aug. 17 | 7 - 9:30 p.m.

Scouts: $10 | Leaders and family members: $10


Girl Scouts and their families will explore the self-paced trails and stations to experience the night-blooming plants and animals that chirp, whirr and whisper in the desert after dark. Girl Scouts who complete nighttime desert activities promoting play, learning and adventure will receive the Sonoran Search patch

 
History and Science
If you are intrigued by your environment and the living things that comprise it, explore the Garden's interactive science programs. The Garden offers classes designed to illuminate topics from Arizona geology and history to celestial objects in the desert sky. Discover the remarkable characteristics and behavior of desert animals or enjoy the history of desert people. Many classes are hands-on lectures or with trips full of adventure and excitement.

Medicinal Plants of the Sonoran Desert
Regular Price: $34.00
Member Price: $27.00
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Monday | Aug. 19 | 6 - 8 p.m.

The plants of the Sonoran Desert are not only beautiful and unique, but also have many practical applications. This class takes you on a journey through native Sonoran Desert plants and their medicinal uses. Ken Sweat from ASU’s School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences reviews some of the most commonly seen plants and discusses their ethnobotanical uses, current applications, which parts are used and more. Limit 30.
Session Summer 2019: Mon, Aug 19, 2019 6:00PM - 8:00PM   (3 AVAIL)

Bats
Regular Price: $34.00
Member Price: $27.00
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Wednesday | Aug. 21 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Though bats may seem scary, they are actually quite beneficial, eating a vast number of harmful insects. There are more than 28 species of bats in Arizona, where bat populations appear stable and even at times increasing. Join Jeff Meyers, from Arizona Game and Fish Department, and learn more about these fascinating flying friends and how we can protect them. Then we will head out to the Garden to see these flying creatures at dusk. Limit 30.
Session Summer 2019: Wed, Aug 21, 2019 6:30PM - 8:30PM   WAIT LIST

Birds of the Salt River
Regular Price: $68.00
Member Price: $55.00
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Two sequential sessions:
Thursday | Aug. 22 | 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Saturday | Aug. 24 | 6 - 8 a.m. (field trip)


In the summer, the natural riparian habitat of the Salt River is alive with local desert birds and several colorful neo-tropic migrants including orioles, flycatchers and warblers, many of which are still actively nesting in August. Learn what species populate this lovely area and see how many you can spot during the field trip. Students are encouraged to bring binoculars. Transportation to the field trip site is not provided. Instructed by Kathe Anderson. Limit 12.
Session Summer 2019: Thu, Aug 22, 2019 6:30PM - 8:00PM   (4 AVAIL)

Pre-Columbian Mexico and Central America
Regular Price: $34.00
Member Price: $27.00
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Sunday | Sept. 8 | 10 a.m. - Noon

This course traces the prehistoric empires of the Olmec, Mayan, Aztec, Toltec and other cultures examining their religions, lifestyles and folkways, drawing on a century of anthropological studies. The course features beautiful examples of pottery, jewelry, carvings, writings and sculptures, and well as fascinating illustrations of ancient cities and temples created by artist-explorer Frederick Catherwood in the 1830s. Instructed by Jim Turner. Limit 30
Session Fall 2019: Sun, Sep 8, 2019 10:00AM - 12:00PM   (20 AVAIL)

Native Bees of the Sonoran Desert
Regular Price: $34.00
Member Price: $27.00
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Wednesday | Sept. 18 | 6 - 8 p.m.

More than 1,000 species of bees call Arizona home. Learn about their traits, behaviors and habitats, which include our own backyards and the farms that grow our local foods. Leave with a few ideas about how you can support this vital species through planting beneficial species and doing a few citizen science experiments at home. Instructed by Madeleine Ostwald. Limit 30.
Session Fall 2019: Wed, Sep 18, 2019 6:00PM - 8:00PM   OPEN

Backyard Birding
Regular Price: $34.00
Member Price: $27.00
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Saturday | Sept. 28 | 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Unlike most wildlife, birds freely enter and explore human habitats. Kathe Anderson guides you through creating a habitat that attracts a variety of birds and keeps them safe. In addition, learn to identify a number of common local backyard species you can hope to attract. Limit 20.
Session Fall 2019: Sat, Sep 28, 2019 10:00AM - 11:30AM   (16 AVAIL)

Southeast Arizona Specialty Birds
Regular Price: $34.00
Member Price: $27.00
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Tuesday | Oct. 1 | 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Southeast Arizona is considered one of the biggest hotspots in the country to find unusual birds. Find out why this area attracts such rare birds, where to go and what species you might see there. Get tips on planning a trip to this birding area and learn about the Arizona woodpecker, elegant trogon, sulfur-bellied flycatcher, violet-crowned hummingbird, two sparrows found only in Arizona and more. Instructed by Kathe Anderson. Limit 20.
Session Fall 2019: Tue, Oct 1, 2019 6:30PM - 8:00PM   (14 AVAIL)

Clean Energy for a Better World
Price: $34.00
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Thursday | Oct. 3 | 6 - 8 p.m.

New technology is constantly transforming the energy and transportation sectors, revolutionizing the ways we produce and consume electricity and move people and products. Dr. Paul Hirt explains the characteristics, causes and likely consequences of this exciting energy transition that is sweeping the world. Limit 30.
Session Fall 2019: Thu, Oct 3, 2019 6:00PM - 8:00PM   OPEN

Captivity of the Oatman Girls
Regular Price: $34.00
Member Price: $27.00
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Sunday | Oct. 6 | 10 a.m. - Noon

In March 1856, Olive Oatman arrived at Fort Yuma wearing a borrowed dress and indigo blue triangles tattooed around her mouth and chin. She and her sister Mary Ann had been captured by Yavapai Indians in 1851 and lived with the Mohave Indians for the next five years. Missionary Oliver Stratton published a bestselling book about their work in 1857 and Olive became one of America’s first women celebrities when she went on a coast-to-coast lecture circuit for the next six years. Drawn from “The Blue Tattoo“ by Margot Mifflin, this class also uses military records, memoirs, newspaper articles, illustrations, historic photographs and maps. Instructed by Jim Turner. Limit 30.
Session Fall 2019: Sun, Oct 6, 2019 10:00AM - 12:00PM   WAIT LIST

Geology of the Phoenix Basin
Regular Price: $34.00
Member Price: $27.00
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Monday | Oct. 21 | 6 - 8 p.m.

Learn about the geologic history of the Phoenix Basin: the comings-and-goings of ancient oceans; volcanoes both apocalyptic and calm; the stretching and thinning of the Earth’s crust; mountains created, destroyed, or subsumed into new mountains; and traces of relatively recent Ice Age megafauna. We will take an imaginary tour of the local Phoenix geology in a bull’s eye fashion, beginning inside the Phoenix Basin then to the mountains that rim the basin, and finally to the more distant, yet visible, mountains outside of the basin. Class includes a brief outdoor component. Instructed by Gavin McCullough. Limit 30.
Session Fall 2019: Mon, Oct 21, 2019 6:00PM - 8:00PM   (4 AVAIL)

Bird Journaling
Regular Price: $34.00
Member Price: $27.00
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Wednesday | Oct. 23 | 9 - 11 a.m.

This interactive program introduces bird journaling through a series of short exercises. With a small class size, and lots of encouragement, you can confidently dabble with journaling techniques. Supplies will be available to borrow, or bring your own. Instructed by Kathe Anderson. Limit 12.
Session Fall 2019: Wed, Oct 23, 2019 9:00AM - 11:00AM   (10 AVAIL)

All Arizona Halloween Storytelling
Regular Price: $34.00
Member Price: $27.00
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Monday | Oct. 28 | 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Spend a ghoulish evening immersed in Halloween stories rooted in Arizona’s history, folklore and legends. Hear of ghosts, conquistadors, monsters, heroes, villains and tragic love stories derived from a variety of historical eras and the diverse regional cultures. You might not want to come alone. Instructed by Gary Every. Limit 30.
Session Fall 2019: Mon, Oct 28, 2019 6:00PM - 7:30PM   (19 AVAIL)

Raptors
Regular Price: $94.00
Member Price: $75.00
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Thursday | Nov. 7 | 10 - 11:30 a.m. AND
Thursday | Nov. 14 | 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (field trip)

This class provides an overview how to identify raptors not only by size and shape but by behavior, habitat and season. You will learn the different categories of raptors, as well as species like osprey and northern harrier, plus turkey and black vultures. The accompanying field trip to the West Valley gives participants experience with identifying some of these species in the wild. Transportation to the field trip site is not provided. Students are encouraged to bring binoculars. Instructed by Kathe Anderson. Limit 12.
Session Fall 2019: Thu, Nov 7, 2019 10:00AM - 11:30AM   (9 AVAIL)

Mexican Gray Wolves and Coyotes
Regular Price: $34.00
Member Price: $27.00
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Tuesday | Nov. 19 | 6 - 8 p.m.

Coyotes and wolves are intelligent social canines that live in family groups and play important roles in Arizona’s ecology. Jeff Meyers, from the Arizona Game and Fish Department, discusses the various distinguishing features, habitats, ecological niche and life history of these amazing canines. Limit 30.
Session Fall 2019: Tue, Nov 19, 2019 6:00PM - 8:00PM   (18 AVAIL)

CLASS CANCELLATIONS | Desert Botanical Garden reserves the right to cancel programs at its discretion. Programs will run as scheduled, regardless of weather, unless participants are contacted directly by Garden staff either by phone or email. We reserve the right to substitute any instructors in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

REFUND POLICY | To receive a refund, you must send a written request at least 14 days before the scheduled date of your class or program. Please send your written request to registrar@dbg.org. For more information call 480.481.8146/480.481.8121.

AGE REQUIREMENTS | Children under 10 may not attend. Ages 10-14 may attend adult education pro

 
Travel and Adventure
The Garden offers guided travel and adventure suited to a wide variety of interests and schedules. Hike riparian habitats and mountains of southwest Arizona or enjoy the summer exploring cooler climate areas. Watch the sun rise or set as you float along the Salt River. Marvel at thousands of cranes on one of our bird-watching tours. Expand your travel portfolio and learn from experts in the field. Watch feature locations come alive when paired with our rich and diverse programming.

Explore Chiricahua Mountains
Regular Price: $1,310.00
Member Price: $1,060.00
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Saturday - Monday | September 14 - 16
Members: $1,060 | General Public: $1,310

Join scientists from across the globe in the "Galapagos of North America," a fascinating wonderland of soaring peaks and riparian forests. One of the top birding places in the U.S. and home to the brilliantly colored Elegant Trogon, the Chiricahua Mountains will mesmerize you with hidden secrets designed for the Garden. Experience life as a naturalist as you stay and learn at the American Museum of Natural History, Southwestern Research Station. Participants must be able to walk at least two miles with moderate grade changes and uneven terrain. Limit 12.

Trip includes:
• Round-trip transportation from the Garden
• Certified naturalist guide
• Lodging for two nights
• All meals during two-day stay
• Entrance fees

Not included:
• Personal expenses
• Alcoholic beverages
Session Fall 2019: Sat, Sep 14, 2019 - Mon, Sep 16, 2019 7:00AM - 5:00PM   WAIT LIST

Explore Aravaipa Canyon
Regular Price: $1,249.00
Member Price: $999.00
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Members: $999 | General Public: $1,249
Sunday - Monday | September 29-30


Revel in the mysteries of Aravaipa Canyon as you trace the footsteps of ancient peoples on a series of hikes through the flourishing ecosystems along the cool Aravaipa Creek. Catch glimpses of hummingbirds, heron, bighorn sheep and a host of skittering reptiles as you venture into labyrinthine side canyons, fueled by the fresh wilderness air and shaded by cottonwoods and towering cliffs. Break up the two-day trip with a peaceful night's stay at the Aravaipa Farms Orchard and Inn, where you will be replenished by a wholesome farm-to-table dinner. Suitable for most hikers, but requires ability to walk several miles through uneven terrain and some water. Limit 8.

Two-day trip includes:
  • Roundtrip transportation from the Garden
  • Professional guide services
  • Entrance fees and permits
  • Meals during the program
  • Lodging for one night at Aravaipa Farms Orchard and Inn
Not included:
  • Personal expenses
  • Alcoholic beverages
Session Fall 2019: Sun, Sep 29, 2019 - Mon, Sep 30, 2019 9:00AM - 5:00PM   (3 AVAIL)

Arcosanti Adventure
Regular Price: $249.00
Member Price: $199.00
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Thursday | Oct. 17 | 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Take an intimate look at Arcosanti during this guided site and architectural tour. Explore the grounds, get a detailed history of the project and begin to understand the ethos of their work. This site continues to be developed as an experiential learning center and a lifesize model of how to pursue efficient, lean alternatives to urban sprawl. Arcosanti follows the motto of “doing more with less” by using less energy, less pollution, less waste of space and material to create a more efficient community. After exploring the site, stay for a lunch buffet at the Café at Arcosanti before returning to the Garden. Please bring sunscreen and wear clothes that correspond with the season. Not all of the site is accessible by wheelchair and the cafe is located up stairs; contact rcosta@dbg.org for details. Transportation will leave from the Garden promptly at 7:30 a.m. and return at 3:30 p.m. Limit 10.
Session Fall 2019: Thu, Oct 17, 2019 7:30AM - 3:30PM   (10 AVAIL)

Rancho de los Caballeros
Regular Price: $249.00
Member Price: $199.00
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Friday | Nov. 1 | 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Established in 1948, Rancho de los Caballeros is a family-owned and operated ranch resort situated on 20,000 acres of beautiful Sonoran Desert in Wickenburg. Cowboy naturalist Richard Fredrickson leads a hike around the Hassayampa River Preserve located near the ranch. Get a first-hand look at the surprisingly diverse plant life, hundreds of bird species and other animals of the Sonoran Desert ecosystem. Be sure to bring along a sketchbook or camera. The loop walk is approximately one and a half miles long with minimal elevation change but does have some short selections of loose rocks and gravel. A delicious buffet lunch is included. Transportation from the Garden departs promptly at 7:30 a.m. and returns at 3:30 p.m. Limit 10.
Session Fall 2019: Fri, Nov 1, 2019 7:30AM - 3:30PM   (6 AVAIL)

Deer Valley Petroglyph Tour
Regular Price: $75.00
Member Price: $60.00
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Friday | Nov. 15 | 10 a.m. - Noon

Visit the Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve on a private guided tour, taking an in-depth look at the preserve, diverse regional wildlife and the 1,600 petroglyphs on site. Learn about Southwest archeology, rock art and the prehistoric cultures of Arizona who left their marks in Deer Valley thousands of years ago. Escape into the history, society, cultural diversity, art and science of the desert’s past. After the site tour, explore the museum for deeper context and a chance to find a souvenir to take home. Transportation is not provided. Participants should arrive at the Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve by 9:45 a.m. A boxed lunch will be provided after the tour. Limit 20.
Session Fall 2019: Fri, Nov 15, 2019 9:45AM - 12:00PM   (9 AVAIL)

Sulphur Springs Weekend Trip: Cranes
Regular Price: $949.00
Member Price: $799.00
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Sulphur Springs Valley Weekend: Cranes, Wine and Archaeology

Friday - Sunday | January 10 - 12, 2020


Each winter, sandhill cranes gather in the Sulphur Springs Valley of southeastern Arizona. Watch these majestic birds fly into their midday resting area-one of nature’s greatest wildlife spectacles. We will seek many other species of birds and will have docent-led tours of the Rex Allen Museum and the extraordinary archeology exhibits at the Amerind Museum. Explore new tastes with tapas and wine at a local vineyard to round out the weekend. Prominent author and naturalist Lynn Hassler, and Garden docent and former President of Audubon Society of Portland Carlos Oldham, will lead this three-day trip.

Students meet at the Holiday Inn in Willcox on Friday at 2 p.m. Trip concludes at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday. Limit 8.

Three-day trip includes:
• Lodging and breakfast at Willcox Holiday Inn
• Lunch on Saturday, dinner on Friday and Saturday
• Professional guide services
• Transportation for all group activities
• Private tours of Amerind and Rex Allen Museums
• Wine tasting
• Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages

Not included:
• Transportation to and from Willcox
• Alcoholic beverages
• Personal expenses
Session Winter 2019: Fri, Jan 10, 2020 - Sun, Jan 12, 2020 2:00PM - 11:30AM   (4 AVAIL)

Mexico: Monarch Migration, Gardens and Heritage
Price: $2,999.00
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Cost $2,999
Price for double occupancy. Single supplement is an additional $325. Rates do not include airfare.

For more information and to reserve your spot in this Garden expedition, please call Holbrook Travel at 877.907.5360 or go to www.holbrook.travel/desertbg-mx20.


Feb. 18 - 23, 2020

Each year, millions of monarch butterflies fly thousands of miles from North America to their winter home in Mexico's Sierra Madre Mountains. The migration is one of nature's most amazing phenomena-and you can be a part of it. Travel with Garden leaders Elaine McGinn, Director of Planning and Exhibits, and lepidopterist Dr. Kim Pegram. Hike and ride horseback along streams and through fir-covered mountains as you immerse yourself in the fluttering monarchs filling the air and covering trees with their bright orange wings. While in Mexico, enjoy the acclaimed National Museum of Anthropology and beauties of Chapultepec Park, among other historical sites and rich, regional meals.

Trip includes:
• Accommodations
• Educational programming
• Expert naturalist guide
• Entrance fees to attractions and historic sites
• Land transportation
• Meals and non-alcoholic beverages
• Carbon offsetting

CLASS CANCELLATIONS | Desert Botanical Garden reserves the right to cancel programs at its discretion. Programs will run as scheduled, regardless of weather, unless participants are contacted directly by Garden staff either by phone or email. We reserve the right to substitute any instructors in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

REFUND POLICY | To receive a refund, you must send a written request at least 14 days before the scheduled date of your class or program. Please send your written request to registrar@dbg.org. For more information call 480.481.8146/480.481.8121.

AGE REQUIREMENTS | Children under 10 may not attend. Ages 10-14 may attend adult education pro

 
Early Childhood Programs
Most brain development in children happens in the first eight years, and much of it in the first three. Nature education programs at the Garden are a fantastic way to promote your child's development.

For questions on registering children between the ages of 30-36 months, please contact Lauren Marks, Informal Science Education Coordinator at 480-481-8123.

Seedlings - Fall
Regular Price: $175.00
Member Price: $145.00
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NEW Start Date!
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays
| Sept 10 - Oct 18

Young children ages 3-5 years and their caregivers explore the wonders of the desert through stories, projects and nature walks. Garden instructors lead a different theme each season with weekly lessons exploring native plants, animals and their interactions between each other. Snack included. Limit 12 children each with accompanying adult.

Seedlings Package - Tuesdays
Regular Price: $445.00
Member Price: $370.00
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PACKAGE DEAL: Register for a full year by Aug. 19 and receive an exclusive discount!

This package is for Tuesday classes from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Fall Dates: Sept. 10 - Oct. 15
Winter Dates: Jan. 7 - Feb. 11
Spring Dates: March 17 - April 21
Valid: Tue, Sep 10, 2019 - Tue, Apr 21, 2020   (10 AVAIL)

Seedlings Package - Wednesdays
Regular Price: $445.00
Member Price: $370.00
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PACKAGE DEAL: Register for a full year by Aug. 19 and receive an exclusive discount.

This package is for Wednesday classes from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Fall Dates: Sept. 11 - Oct. 16
Winter Dates: Jan. 8 - Feb. 12
Spring Dates: March 18 - April 22
Valid: Wed, Sep 11, 2019 - Wed, Apr 22, 2020   (7 AVAIL)

Seedlings Package - Thursdays
Regular Price: $445.00
Member Price: $370.00
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PACKAGE DEAL: Register for a full year by Aug. 19 and receive an exclusive discount.

This package is for Thursday classes from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Fall Dates: Sept. 12 - Oct. 17
Winter Dates: Jan. 9 - Feb. 13
Spring Dates: March 19 - April 23
Valid: Thu, Sep 12, 2019 - Fri, Apr 24, 2020   (11 AVAIL)

Seedlings Package - Fridays
Regular Price: $445.00
Member Price: $370.00
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PACKAGE DEAL: Register for a full year by Aug. 19 and receive an exclusive discount.

This package is for Friday classes from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Fall Dates: Sept. 13 - Oct. 18
Winter Dates: Jan. 10 - Feb. 14
Spring Dates: March 20 - April 24
Valid: Fri, Sep 13, 2019 - Fri, Apr 24, 2020   (10 AVAIL)

Baby Boojums - Fall
Regular Price: $70.00
Member Price: $58.00
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Introduce your little ones to the wonders of nature through exploration, movement and song. Garden instructors will guide you and your child in developing hand-eye coordination, motor skills, and curiosity in the Sonoran Desert. Limit 12 children each with accompanying adult.

Class activities vary according to age and early child development milestones. For children ages 6-18 months or those who are sitters and crawlers, we recommend the 9:30-10:30 a.m. class. For children ages 18-30 months or those who are strong walkers, we recommend the 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. class.

Baby Boojums Tuesday Package - 6-18 months
Regular Price: $180.00
Member Price: $150.00
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PACKAGE DEAL: Register for a full year (Fall, Winter, Spring) by Oct. 1 and receive an exclusive discount! This package is for Tuesday sessions for 6 - 18 months.

Fall Dates: Oct. 22 - Nov. 12
Winter Dates: Feb. 18 - March 10
Spring Dates: April 28 - May 19
Valid: Tue, Oct 22, 2019 - Tue, May 19, 2020   (11 AVAIL)

Baby Boojums Friday Package - 6-18 months
Regular Price: $180.00
Member Price: $150.00
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PACKAGE DEAL: Register for a full year (Fall, Winter, Spring) by Oct. 1 and receive an exclusive discount! This package is for Friday sessions for 6 - 18 months.

Fall Dates: Oct. 25 - Nov. 15
Winter Dates: Feb. 21 - March 13
Spring Dates: May 1 - May 22
Valid: Fri, Oct 25, 2019 - Fri, May 22, 2020   (12 AVAIL)

Baby Boojums Tuesday Package - 18-30 months
Regular Price: $180.00
Member Price: $150.00
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PACKAGE DEAL: Register for a full year by Oct. 1 and receive an exclusive discount! This package is for Tuesday sessions for 18 - 30 months.

Fall Dates: Oct. 22 - Nov. 12
Winter Dates: Feb. 18 - March 10
Spring Dates: April 28 - May 19
Valid: Tue, Oct 22, 2019 - Tue, May 19, 2020   (12 AVAIL)

Baby Boojums Thursday Package - 18-30 months
Regular Price: $180.00
Member Price: $150.00
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PACKAGE DEAL: Register for a full year by Oct. 1 and receive an exclusive discount! This package is for Thursday sessions for 18 - 30 months.

Fall Dates: Oct. 24 - Nov. 14
Winter Dates: Feb. 20 - March 12
Spring Dates: April 30 - May 21
Valid: Thu, Oct 24, 2019 - Thu, May 21, 2020   (12 AVAIL)

Baby Boojums Friday Package - 18-30 months
Regular Price: $180.00
Member Price: $150.00
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PACKAGE DEAL: Register for a full year by Oct. 1 and receive an exclusive discount! This package is for Friday sessions for 18 - 30 months.

Fall Dates: Oct. 25 - Nov. 15
Winter Dates: Feb. 21 - March 13
Spring Dates: May 1 - May 22
Valid: Fri, Oct 25, 2019 - Fri, May 22, 2020   (8 AVAIL)


 
Teacher Workshops
The Desert Botanical Garden is committed to high quality education. We offer a variety of resources to support teachers and students in and out of the classroom. Our teacher workshops vary in subject, but are always standards-based, hands-on and fun! See the descriptions below to find an engaging workshop to inspire you and your classroom curriculum.

Teacher Appreciation During Flashlight Tours
 
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Relax and let the stress melt away as you immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of desert nights. Enjoy a complimentary night of Flashlight Tours at Desert Botanical Garden and take a parting gift for your classroom. Registered teachers receive a complimentary drink ticket (alcoholic and non-alcoholic). Other light refreshments will be available for purchase.

Advance registration is encouraged. Open to PreK-12 teachers, educators, administrators, and homeschool educators. Registration includes admission for one educator and one guest.
Session 2019: Sat, Aug 3, 2019 7:00PM - 9:30PM   CLOSED

 
Teens in the Garden
TEENS IN THE GARDEN (TIG) PROGRAM
Know any teens 13 to 18 years old who are interested in a fun and interactive plant-science adventure? Let them know about this priceless opportunity to gain experience and work closely with Garden staff and volunteers. During monthly gatherings throughout the school year teens will learn first-hand what careers and experiences await them at botanical gardens. With the help of experienced plant biologists, the teen team will contribute to an international scientific database - giving them skills and experiences needed for college and beyond.

Teens in the Garden 2018-19
Price: $50.00
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Teens in the Garden Program is a year-long program that focuses on citizen science, volunteer projects, horticulture, and research at the Desert Botanical Garden.

Registration fee: $50 per year.
Meeting dates: First Saturdays of the month during the school year
Time: 1- 4 p.m.

For more information, please contact lmarks@dbg.org
Valid: Sat, Oct 6, 2018 - Sat, May 18, 2019   CLOSED