Hours & Admission
WE ARE CLOSED ON MONDAYS AND HOLIDAYS.
We except cash payments on site as you walk in the gate. Please deposit your fee or pay before you go at paypal.me/khpgardens.
This will support the administration, utilites and upkeep of the garden. Thank you for your support.
ADMISSION IS FREE FOR MEMBERS
To apply for membership go here.
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We are run and operated by volunteers and part-time staff. As we add more volunteers we can open more hours. Click here if you are interested or want more information.
Chihuahuan Desert Experience
*Admission fee covers the Entrance for both Desert Botanical Gardens and Chihuahua Desert Experience.
PUBLIC & PRIVATE EVENTS
The best kept secret in El Paso to visit and host your special event!
Sophisticated enough for elegant wedding celebrations, yet still warm and inviting for even the most intimate family gatherings, Reunions, Business Events, Birthday Parties, almost any event at the El Paso Desert Botanical Garden is one your guests will not forget.
With the Franklin Mountains serving as a backdrop and native plants and flowers lining every pathway, the El Paso Desert Botanical Garden boasts some of the city's most beautiful assets.
Currently, we are at 50% for our events 100 maximum guests.
We are booking now at 100% for events in Spring 2021 with the stipulations that we may need to lower guest count due to COVID-19 transmission rates. We can always reschedule your event at no cost due to COVID-19 restrictions. We are not offering full refunds due to COVID-19 at this time.
Learn More to see our park features and how you can reserve a space or book the park for your next event.
Contact us for more information and a private tour.
We have availability on Wednesday, Fridays and Saturdays.
Pay your event fees here at paypal.me/khpgardens.
A security deposit of $500 is required for all events excluding #weddingwednesdays.
This will cover your event in case of extra guests, clean up damage and non-compliance with COVID-19 regulations.
Located on the "Elevated Viewing Deck" inside the Gardens or immediately west of the wetland- enter through the gate at the north end of the parking lot.
Photographing the gardens
Professional Photographers take your photos in the garden contact us for more details
Hobbyist and personal photographs are encouraged throughout the gardens.
Feel free to share your images on our Google Business Page here
Professional photographers and production companies must reserve a time with the park.
We have 3 options for commercial photographers.
- $50 fee which give you freedom to work in the park with your subjects: wedding, engagements, graduations, families portraits, etc.
- We also offer a $250 per year photography membership. This membership will allow you shoot in the park during open hours and will qualify you for a submission to our preferred vendor list.To apply for a membership. Fill out the form on our Visit Us Page. Please include your Name, email, website and social media channels.
- If you are a commercial photographer shooting models and need crew accommodations for advertising or any promotional purpose you are required to get a permit from the Event Director. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Pay your fees for membership or photo session. paypal.me/khpgardens.
Dog and Human Policy
Please bring a mask and wear at all times. Also, practice social distancing whether you are a guest of the park or attending a private event.
For more up to date COVID-19 related information. Click below.
Upcoming Public Events
Stayed tuned for a new Schedule of Public Events for 2021 with 50% capacity restrictions.
Starting Nov. 26: New this year: Winter Wonderland Walk with extended hours:
Thursday-Sunday open until 8pm until January 6
Luminarias by the Lake 2020
(CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19)