Celebrating the 85th anniversary of the Desert Botanical Garden

Celebrating the 85th anniversary of the Desert Botanical Garden

Celebrating the 85th anniversary of the Desert Botanical Garden

Date: February 10-12
Time: Times vary
Price: Included with membership or park admission

Celebrate the Desert Botanical Garden’s 85th anniversary February 10-12 with special celebrations, discounted admission prices, a commemorative discount on garden memberships, and much more!

February 10 | 8 am – 2 pm
Enjoy free cactus cookies, nature play activities, musical performances, behind-the-scenes tours and more. Additionally, pups can join the paw paws from 8 to 11 a.m. and receive a designer bandana for the park.

February 10-12
From February 10-12, purchase a Friends and Family Garden membership for $85. Membership is valid for one year and can be purchased for yourself or as a gift. Offer valid in person only and for new memberships. Not valid for renewals.

February 12 | The whole day
Join us for our official anniversary celebration and enjoy $8.50 admission to explore the park’s paths and current exhibit Fernando Botero: Mr.

For more information and details, click here.

Founders Gertrude Jane

Desert Botanical Garden has partnered with SanTan Spirits to launch a special 85th anniversary commemorative gin collection

Desert Botanical Garden launches a special gin collection in partnership with SanTan Spirits to celebrate the garden’s 85th anniversaryy holiday.

The gin collection, titled Gertrude’s Founders Gin, is available exclusively at the park in two options. The first label is Citrus Rose Gin: juniper and botanicals, a blend of nine botanicals, including rosebud, grapefruit and lavender with hibiscus flowers. The other label is London Dry Gin: Sea Powera blend of 12 botanicals, including juniper, grains of paradise, white pepper and Arizona orange peel.

Gin drinks will be sold exclusively in the park from February 10. Gertrude’s Restaurant at The Garden will serve two specialty cocktails with gin as well. Bottles retail for $39.85 while supplies last and proceeds from each sale benefit the Garden and support the Garden’s mission.

Anniversary schedule

March 2024 | Last chance to experience Fernando Botero: Mr.

April 2024 | Music in the Park is 35 years old with a special music lineup.

May 2024 | Celebrate National Cactus Day and participate in the Saguaro Count.

June 2024 | Enjoy the park after dark at Flashlight Nights.

July/August 2024 | Get behind the scenes with extensive tours of the new research center.

September 2024 | Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and fall programming.

October 2024 | Celebrate royalty at the Fall Butterfly Gallery.

November 2024 | A celebration of plants and people in the Sonoran Desert.

December 2024 | Celebrate Las Noches de las Luminarias with a new holiday lighting experience.

January 2025 | Celebrate the New Year with a commitment to preserving the environment.

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