DESERT BOTANICAL GARDEN
Welcomes The Spring Season
Images and Schedule Courtesy of Desert Botanical Garden
Above: The spring season is an ideal time to visit Desert Botanical Garden.
Spring has sprung in the Valley. Now that we’re enjoying mild temperatures, gentle breezes, and glorious sunshine, it’s the perfect time to get outdoors. Stroll the trails, take in the colorful floral blooms, savor culinary delicacies paired with distinctive wines, peruse the art installations, purchase a plant for your home and be entertained by musical groups at Phoenix’s treasured Desert Botanical Garden.
Excited to host many experiences, rest assured that safety is at the forefront. In keeping with CDC guidelines and current community measures, the Garden has implemented precautions, including limited capacity, touch-free admissions, a one-way route and required face masks for all staff and visitors over the age of 2 years. Here’s what’s in store this season:
WIND, WATER and EARTH by WATERLILY POND STUDIO
• Wind on view beginning January 19 through February 19
• Water on view from February 23 until March 22
• Earth on view April 3 through April 25
Desert Botanical Garden’s newest art exhibition features large-scale living sculptures created by artists Natasha Lisitsa and Daniel Schultz of Waterlily Pond Studio. Using florals and plant materials as the medium and desert elements as the inspiration, Wind, Earth and Water are three intricate installations that guests will experience at the Garden for only a few weeks. Viewing the exhibition is included with membership or garden admission.
DOG DAYS at the GARDEN
January 16, 23 and 30 | 8-11 a.m.
Dog Days return in 2021. Enjoy a “pawsitively” perfect morning stroll through the Garden. You and your pup will have a tail-wagging good time exploring the beauty and sniffs of the trails. Please BYOB (bring your own bowl) to fill at water refill stations. New, on January 16, call the Pup-arazzi! It’s time for your fur babies to bring out their best outfit for National Dress Up Your Pet Day. Join the rest of your pup friends in their latest fashion trends on the trails. Participation is included with garden admission.
MUSIC in the GARDEN, SPRING CONCERT SERIES
January 15, 22, 29
February 5, 12, 19, 26
March 5, 12, 19, 26
Music in the Garden Spring Concert Series is back with a new way to enjoy lively musical acts with your small group. Listen to toe-tapping tunes while taking in breathtaking desert sunset views. For your comfort and safety, tables will be socially-distanced and capacity is limited at this intimate event. Attendees must be 21+ years of age.
Pricing for Members: table for 1-2 guests: $50; table for 3-4 guests: $100.
General Public Pricing: table for 1-2 guests: $60; table for 3-4 guests: $120.
January 15 | The August Manley Band,
A Tribute to Waylon Jennings
January 22 | Cold Shott & the Hurricane Horns,
Old-school R&B, funk, rock and soul sounds
January 29 | Andrés Martínez Quartet
Boleros with a Latin jazz fusion twist
February 5 | Melgoza,
A 70s-influenced soulful rock to a groovy Latin beat
February 12 | Cadillac Assembly Line,
High-energy blues and swing rhythms
February 19 | Jazz Con Alma with Holly Pyle,
A combo of R&B and jazz with soft rock undertones
February 26 | Yellowbird,
Native American stories, music, and dance
March 5 | Bluesman Mike & The Blues Review Band,
Blues with jazz and soul influences
March 12 | Kilted Spirit,
In a nod to St. Patrick’s Day, enjoy Celtic rock
March 19 | Sandra Bassett,
Motown, jazz, contemporary and soft rock tunes are included
March 26 | Guitarras Latinas,
A celebration of Latin American music
January 21, February 25 and April 8
From 6-9 p.m., wrap-up your week with a floral-inspired welcome drink and an evening out in nature at the Garden. Thursday nights feature music, socially-distanced fun and an after-hours look at Waterlily Pond Studio. Each Thursday will feature a different botanically-flavored alcoholic beverage and programming. Attendees must be 21+ years of age. Members Pricing: adult: $14.95, child: $9.95. General Public Pricing: adult: $29.95, child: $14.95
PAIR THIS WITH THAT: A Corks & Cactus Mini-Series
January 24, February 28, and March 28
From either 11a.m.-2 p.m or 3-6 p.m., uncork your palate with an all-new Corks & Cactus Mini-Series. Wine experts guide guests through a thematic and delightfully unexpected journey of six wine and food pairings that are sure to satisfy your innermost cravings. Choose from one Sunday in January, February or March to book your tasting trifecta. Attendees must be 21+ years of age. Members Pricing: $50, General Public Pricing: $55.
SPRING PLANT SALE
Member Days: March 19 and 26
General Public Days: March 20-21, 27-28
The Spring Plant Sale is back at the Garden. To ensure a safe shopping experience, a timed entry is in place from 7 a.m. through 3 p.m. Guests must reserve their time to shop. Horticulture experts will help shoppers find the perfect cactus, agave, herb or veggie to plant in your own garden. Admission is free.
For more information, visit www.dbg.org