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.
Lifelong Learning
Get inspired and learn new skills through one of our programs in art, gardening, photography, science, travel and wellness.
Desert Landscape School
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.
Children, Family & Educators
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: Bugs and Beyond
Price: $10.00
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Saturday | Dec. 8 | 10 a.m. - Noon
Saturday | Feb. 9 | 10 a.m. - Noon


It's a bird! It's a plane! No! It's a bug. Girl Scouts explore through close observation and hands-on activities what makes a bug an insect and why we need them for our survival. Scouts will use microscopes to get face-to-face with these fascinating insects.

Girl Scouts who complete various themed activities listed on their Adventure Diary will receive the Bugs and Beyond participation patch.

Please select the quantity for all attendees in your order, including scouts and accompanying family members.

Girl Scouts: Nature Art
Price: $10.00
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Saturday | Jan. 12 | 1 - 3 p.m.

Let plants be your muse as you explore how smell, color, sound and texture can inspire different types of art. Girl Scouts engage their senses to interpret, design and create nature-inspired art in the Garden.

Girl Scouts who complete various themed activities listed on their Adventure Diary will receive the Nature Art participation patch.

Please select the quantity for all attendees in your order, including scouts and accompanying family members.
Session Nature Art Winter 2019: Sat, Jan 12, 2019 1:00PM - 3:00PM   OPEN

Girl Scouts: Gardening
Price: $10.00
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Saturday | April 13 | 1 - 3 p.m.

Be ready to get your hands dirty as Girl Scouts explore how to grow their own garden in the low desert. Explore different soil types, investigate how to choose the perfect plant for your growing zone, and take home a garden experiment to keep the discoveries coming!.

Girl Scouts who complete various themed activities listed on their Adventure Diary will receive the Nature Art participation patch

Please select the quantity for all attendees in your order, including scouts and accompanying family members.
Session Girl Scouts: Gardening: Sat, Apr 13, 2019 1:00PM - 3:00PM   OPEN

Girl Scouts: Bountiful Butterflies
Price: $10.00
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Saturday | May 11 | 10 a.m. - Noon

Metamorphose into a beautiful butterfly as you journey through the lifecycle of a butterfly and learn what a butterfly needs in order to survive and thrive. Search for each part of the lifecycle when you visit the Garden's butterfly pavilion.

Girl Scouts who complete various butterfly themed activities listed on their Adventure Diary will receive the Bountiful Butterflies Patch.

Please select the quantity for all attendees in your order, including scouts and accompanying family members.
Session Spring 2019 Bountiful : Sat, May 11, 2019 10:00AM - 12:00PM   OPEN