Dinner on the Desert 2022 brings together the beauty of the Garden and the elegance of Chihuly in the Desert for an unforgettable evening. Event chairs, Mac and Russ Perlich, look forward to welcoming guests as they enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and the Garden wide exhibit. Afterward, enjoy an exquisite dinner that reflects the flavors of spring in the Garden’s magical outdoor setting. Following dinner, the farewell experience will bring Chihuly in the Desert and the colors of the desert to life. A pre-event weeklong virtual auction gives guests the opportunity to bid on distinctive plants, pots, Garden art and one-of-a-kind experiences. Please join us, for a perfect evening with friends, family and colleagues amongst the beauty and splendor of the Garden. Dinner on the Desert directly supports the Garden as the global leader of desert plant conservation and its commitment to advancing excellence in education, exhibition and research of our most precious resource – our plants.

Reservation and Support Options

Our online reservation system is coming soon. If you would like to make a reservation, contribution, or would like more information please contact Allora McChesney at amcchesney@dbg.org or 480.481.8160.

Please contact Alicia Hyatt at ahyatt@dbg.org with virtual auction questions.


  • START TIME: Friday, April 15, 2022 at 6 p.m.
  • END TIME: Saturday, April 23, 2022 at noon

As a Dinner on the Desert guest, you will have the opportunity to participate in our week-long virtual auction through your computer, smartphone and mobile device. More information to come!

1201 N. Galvin Pkwy.
Phoenix, AZ 85008
Reservations start at $750
From: 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM