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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 Gift Certificates
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 Gift Certificates.

If you have already purchased or received a LEARN Gift Certificates, and wish to apply it to a class, you may do so during checkout.

LEARN Gift Certificate - $10
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.

To redeem this gift with a promo code, add one to your cart. You will be able to enter your code on the following page.

LEARN Gift Certificate - $30
Price: $30.00
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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.

LEARN Gift Certificate - $60
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.

LEARN Gift Certificate - $100
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.

Planting and Maintenance Certificate
Regular Price: $324.00
Member Price: $259.00
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Tuesdays l Sept. 1 - Nov. 10 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 2020: Tue, Sep 1, 2020 - Tue, Nov 10, 2020 4:30PM - 6:30PM OPEN

Sustainable Desert Landscapes Certificate
Regular Price: $324.00
Member Price: $259.00
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Thursdays l Sept. 3 - Nov. 12 l 4:30 - 6:30 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.
Session Fall 2020: Thu, Sep 3, 2020 - Thu, Nov 12, 2020 4:30PM - 6:30PM OPEN

Desert Plant Palette Certificate
Regular Price: $324.00
Member Price: $259.00
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Saturdays l Sept. 5 - Nov. 14 l 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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 2020: Sat, Sep 5, 2020 - Sat, Nov 14, 2020 10:00AM - 12:00PM OPEN

*This program has prerequisites that must be completed prior to registration. Please log in for the system to validate your current certificates.
  • Planting and Maintenance Certificate
  • Sustainable Desert Landscapes Certificate
Desert Landscape Installation Certificate
Regular Price: $399.00
Member Price: $319.00
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Saturdays  l Oct. 24 - Nov. 21 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 2020: Sat, Oct 24, 2020 - Sat, Nov 21, 2020 8:30AM - 12:30PM OPEN


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
 
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: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 5:00PM - 7:00PM CLOSED

 
Girl Scouts
The Girl Scout 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:Brilliant Bugs
Price: $5.00
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At Home Activity 
Register here for patches

Discover the magical world of bugs through this at-home activity. Girl Scouts will connect with nature by hunting and exploring for bugs. 

Girl Scouts who complete the various themed activities listed will receive the bug participation patch.

You may access the activity on our Children and Family page or click below.

https://learn.dbg.org/management/pdfs/DBG_EDU_GSVirtualPatch_Final.pdf
Session Virtual Dates: Fri, Jun 5, 2020 - Wed, Dec 30, 2020 OPEN