The Desert Botanical Garden Features New Fall Attractions in Arizona

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The advent of Fall brings local attractions in Arizona outdoors to the Desert Botanical Garden.

The Desert Botanical Garden, located at Papago Park, has announced its lineup of upcoming events and attractions in Arizona. Papago Park, located at the north end of Tempe (, is also home to the kid-friendly Phoenix Zoo and Hall of Flame Fire Museum.

One of the most prized local attractions in Arizona, the Desert Botanical Garden, contains more than 50,000 plants and has a full calendar of events for the fall season, including:

  • The Music in the Garden Fall 2008 Concert Series held Friday evenings from 7-9 p.m. through November 14. Musical styles range from blues to Latin. Garden admission is included in the ticket price.
  • The Desert Botanical Garden will host Chihuly: The Nature of Glass from November 22, 2008 through May 31, 2009. Dale Chihuly is known for his innovative glass sculptures and his spectacular creations can be found in more than 200 museums worldwide.
  • 15 installation areas will host Chandeliers, Towers, the Sun and Moon, and other beautiful exhibits. The gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, with three timed admission periods: 8 a.m. - noon, noon - 4 p.m. and 4 - 8 p.m.
  • During the holiday season, Chihuly: The Nature of Glass will be accompanied by Las Noches de las Luminarias, a holiday tradition at the Garden. Visitors can walk through paths lit by thousands of luminarias and enjoy a wide variety of entertainment, food and beverages. The Garden will be illuminated from 5:30-9:30 p.m. beginning November 28, continuing on selected evenings through December 23.

For more information about the Desert Botanical Garden, including ticket information for special events, visit or call 480-481-8188.

For visitor information, contact the Tempe Convention and Visitors Bureau at or 800-283-6734.

About Tempe Convention and Visitors Bureau:
The Tempe Convention and Visitors Bureau is a non-profit organization devoted to marketing Tempe, Arizona as a desirable visitor and group destination site. The Tempe Convention and Visitors Bureau's mission is to provide visitors, media professionals and meeting planners with information on hotels, restaurants, entertainment and local points of interest.


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