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.
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

 
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   OPEN

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   OPEN

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   OPEN

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   OPEN

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   OPEN

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