Candlemaking Workshops at Desert Botanical Garden

Enjoy an interactive candle-making experience at the Garden. Explore the benefits of paraffin-free soy wax, talk about candle care, then dive into the properties of fragrance and essential oils to create a custom scent blend before mixing and hand-pouring your candle with dried botanicals cut from the Garden.

 Scents of the Desert / Sunday, April 14th, 1-3pm

Join us for an immersive and creative experience where you can indulge in the art of candlemaking with a unique desert-inspired twist. Craft your own personalized and desert-inspired candles while surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the garden.

Mother's Day / Saturday, May 11th, Time TBD

Join us for a heartwarming Mother's Day-themed candlemaking workshop where you'll craft custom candles infused with desert botanicals and scents reminiscent of cherished moments with mom. Create unique gifts that ignite the senses and celebrate the special bond between mothers and their loved ones.

 Included in these workshops:

  • Garden admission
  • Ingredients: cotton wick, soy wax, fragrance/essential oils
  • One 8.5 oz glass tumbler and lid
  • 1.5 hours of instruction from a seasoned candle-maker

Please note: You will need to let your candle "cure" (sit still to cool) for at least one hour after it is poured. This is the perfect opportunity to explore the garden, shop at the gift shop or grab lunch nearby! Candles may be picked up after one hour. Due to the medium used (hot wax) we ask that participants be at least 13 years of age. 


Tickets can be purchased on the Desert Botanical Garden Website.

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