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Desert Botanical Garden

1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008
480-941-1225
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Ranked #2 of 128 Attractions in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Specialty Museums
Activities: Viewing foliage
Description: Located in Papago Park, these gardens offer visitors an opportunity to learn about desert flora.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
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Phoenix, Arizona
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

I visited during the Chihuly exhibit. Although the glass was pretty, the Desert Botanical Garden is a waste of time and $. 30 minutes or less to walk through. If knowing what every desert plant is in AZ is your thing than this is your place. Otherwise go for a walk in any nice neighborhood and you will have a... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Awesome gardens, nice gift shop - made a purchase - errings and a salt lamp. It would be nice if there were a couple misting stations.

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Denver, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

this was a great combination of Desert and Art ---Chihuly Art exhibit. Glass sculptures placed in desert settings - just lovely

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I have been visiting the Phoenix area since 1990 and had never been to the DBG until I moved here. Man had I missed out. It is a fantastic place to take people who say things like "there's no green in AZ" or "What is it just a bunch of cactus and tumbleweeds" yes these are quotes from my friends.... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

For those of us who don't live in or near a desert, the Desert Botanical Garden is full of wonder and delight.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

It's an amazing place. Very interesting and educational. The personal was very helpfully and servicial. I recomended that you ask for the telephone that they provide to inform you in the some spot in the desert is very educational. Please go with comfort cloth and a lot of water its very hot, but its amazing. Highly recomended.

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Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Excellent place to visit and experience the Arizona Desert and cacti from around the world. Don't miss this experience if you are visiting Phoenix for the first time or have lived here for years.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The DBG is a great place. We have gone a few times since moving to the Valley five years ago, most recently to see the Chihuly installation at night. Sorry, you missed it! Your bad. Anyway, the DBG has several trails through a variety of desert plants, from giant cactuses to small flowers. Spring, when the flowers are in bloom,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The desert provides many different views of specific species. The shops and restaurant also provide favors and fill the hungry pallets at affordable prices.

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Los Angeles, California
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27 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Visited in Feb when Chihuly glass art was on display. Came in the afternoon and stayed until dark. So got to see the plants and art during the day. Sunset was pretty amazing and the art lit up at night had a totally different feel. Loved it! You need at least 1hr, 2 hrs would be better.

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