National Public Gardens Day is May 11, 2012. You can get free admission to the Desert Botanical Garden and the Spring Buttefly Exhibit with a coupon in the Better Homes & Gardens Magazine issue available May 1 or download coupon. The Garden is open from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. The Butterfly Pavilion is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. The picture here is one we took at the Garden in March. There were lots of cactus in bloom, the butterfly exhibit was beautiful, and there were plenty of birds to see. I expect it should be just a nice on May 11 but probably a warmer day.
If you aren’t going to be in Phoenix on May 11, check to see if the coupon will be good for a public garden in your area.