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Desert Botanical Garden

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Address: 1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008
Phone Number: +1 480-941-1225
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Activities: Viewing foliage
Description: Located in Papago Park, these gardens offer visitors an opportunity to...
Located in Papago Park, these gardens offer visitors an opportunity to learn about desert flora.
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Make sure to visit the butterfly exhibit

The Desert Botanical Gardens are beautiful, though a little to hot to fully appreciate during the summer months. I would strongly suggest making time when the butterfly exhibit is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Desert Botanical Gardens are beautiful, though a little to hot to fully appreciate during the summer months. I would strongly suggest making time when the butterfly exhibit is available. In the spring, thousands of butterflies of all varieties make DBG their home. In the fall, thousands of Monarchs fill the exhibit. It is an unforgettable experience no matter your... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We visited during the holidays to see the Dale Chihuly Glass Sculpture Exhibit. It was beyond beautiful and amazing. The mixture of the two types of mediums, glass and cacti, made the exhibit absolutely stunning. The uplighting on the glass brought out many different facets that I don't think one would see during the day. If the exhibit comes to... More 

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Wittmann, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This is a place that you could spend hours and hours and still go back for more. There are so many different plants and cactus to look at. They also have a butterfly room where you can walk amongst the butterflies. I think that is only at certain times of the year though. This is a place you will want... More 

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Macon, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

the last time I was in the area I came twice. This time is was great but so hot I nearly passed out. The garden is amazing esp if you are from another area of the country. They have discontinued the audio tour but there is a 99 cent app with extra info on the plants. Gertrude's restaurant is really... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Attended a wedding here, perfect backdrop and ambience for a garden wedding. Also attended the Christmas luminary, really nice but wear good shoes as you will walk!

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Chesterland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

As a Midwesterner I didn't know how many kinds of cactus there were. We were lucky enough to be there in the spring when the cactuses were in bloom. Gorgeous flowers! Also enjoyed the hummingbirds and butterflies.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Visited this awesome garden with wife and teenager son and it was great. Every single kind of cactus is there and the plants are beautiful. We visited on the end of July 2015 and it was super hot, so be sure to bring a bottle of water. Also, there is plenty of shades if the sun is to present. There's... More 

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Eastvale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Although it was hot as Hades (110 degrees), it was still a wonderful visit. We learned a lot about cacti and succulents (and the differences) and especially the Saguaro cactus. Staff were very helpful. Would like to return when the wildflowers and succulents are in bloom.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Desert Botanical Gardens is a must-see for Valley visitors. I moved here in 1996 and worked for a chamber of commerce. This and Phoenix Zoo were the two must-see activities. This is an amazing site where you can learn about cactus, succulents, wildlife and desert-adapted plants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is one of my favorite places in Phoenix. Day visits are full of the most amazing plants and birds. You feel like you are in a special world while strolling along the trails. And I could spend hours between the restaurant and gift shop alone! But what we look forward to each year is a cool evening near Christmas... More 

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