Returns to Desert Botanical Garden
Text by Tyler Phillips

Above: Furry friends with their human parents can enjoy a stroll through Desert Botanical Garden this Saturday morning.

The Dog Days at the Garden has returned to Desert Botanical Garden (DBG). This Saturday, from 7 a.m. through 10 a.m., both you and your four-legged sidekick will enjoy a “pawsitively” perfect morning stroll through DBG. And, if you’re so inclined to catch up on some retail therapy, the Garden Shop also welcomes dogs during your visit.

Dogs are free with admission. Advance ticket reservations
are required for both visitors and members.
To purchase online, CLICK HERE.

Just in case you can’t make it tomorrow, this tail-wagging good time exploring the beauty and sniffs of the trails continues every Saturday through May and June. 

The safety of members, guests, staff and volunteers is Desert Botanical Garden’s primary concern. As Arizona has loosened COVID restrictions, the Garden is continuing to be diligent about keeping guests and staff safe. The Garden’s COVID safety measures have not changed and will continue to follow state and CDC guidelines and recommendations: Face masks are still required for guests 2 and older in all indoor and outdoor spaces, a one-way entry and exit route has been implemented, and guests are required to maintain a physical distance of 6-feet from visitors not in their party.

For the health and safety of guests and their furry friends, please take note of the following: 

Please BYOB (bring your own bowl) to fill at Hydration Stations located at 5 points throughout the Garden. 

Please bring waste bags and clean up after your dog.

Dogs must be on leash, licensed, and up-to-date on vaccinations.

Owners must maintain control of their dogs at all times.

Any dogs deemed to be aggressive to humans or other dogs will be asked to leave the Garden.

Watch those noses and paws! Be alert to cactus pieces and other debris on the trails and do not allow dogs to wander off trail.

  • Be aware of your dog’s limits and monitor your pet for signs of heat stress

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