Dinner on the Desert 2017


Because of the incredible generosity of 600 guests,  Dinner on the Desert 2017 raised $418,000 to support  Sonoran Desert field trips for students, care for the Garden’s  world class plant collection and the important conservation efforts  of our field botanists. 

Chaired by Rebecca Ailes-Fine the garden inspired theme embraced  arriving guests as they enjoyed welcoming refreshments and watched  the setting sun spread magical colors over the desert garden. Guests  strolled through the Desert Terrace Garden and Jan and Tom Lewis  Desert Portal on their way to the silent auction in Dorrance Hall and the  chance to bid on more than 260 distinctive plants, pots and garden art,  plus unusual and exciting experiences. Dinner on Sunset Plaza placed  guests in the shadows of Papago Buttes. After dinner, guests gathered in Ottosen Entry Garden and danced under the stars.

Thanks to underwriting, sponsorships, silent auction and raffle ticket  purchases the Garden can continue to fulfill its mission to expand excellence  in education, plant conservation, exhibition and research of desert plants. 

See the magic of Dinner on the Desert 2017 by visiting the photo galleries .

Please mark your calendars for April 28, 2018 as plans are already underway with Co-chairs Kathleen and Steve Taddie to ensure a spectacular  Dinner on the Desert 2018 that you don’t want to miss!

For more information, please contact Esther Battock at ebattock@dbg.org or  480 481.8182.


Dinner on the Desert 2017 Committee

Table Sponsors

Event Sponsors and Significant Gifts