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Desert Botanical Garden

1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008
480-941-1225
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Ranked #2 of 129 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: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The Sonoran, Mojave, Sahara, Gobi and many other deserts unknown to me, are represented here in a beautiful setting with relaxing and pleasant walkways. This is Phoenix so visit in the winter unless you aren't afraid of melting in summer.

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

With all of the rain we have had in the valley this year it surely has shown in this beautiful garden. I have always wanted to go but finally had some time set aside for a day alone in this mind blowing garden. Not too crowded which is a plus, look for specials on groupon etc. Will certainly be back

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Oakdale, Connecticut
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We took this in on our way from the airport to Sedona. They have a nice outdoor café, where lunch was good and reasonable. But on a really hot day...it's just too much We had to leave before we could finish the second loop. My advice: go early and avoid the heat of the day.

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roma
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

A world desert garden in Phoenix with excellent trail guides, plant information. A wonderful experience!!! It' s really a museum of living plants.

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Hamilton, Canada
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

As it was going to be 100 degrees, I decided to visit in the early morning. There were not a lot of people based on the time of day which made it easy to enjoy each trail at my own pace. I would recommend accessing the audio tour, as the use of the audio tour is included in the price... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

What a pleasure it is to escape the hustle and bustle of the Phoenix and Scottsdale traffic and meander along the paths of the gardens. Treat yourself to a little peace and serenity with places to stop, refresh, and discover the amazing grace that is inherent to the Desert Botanical Garden.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I was visiting Phoenix for the first time on a work trip and had time in the evenings to do some site seeing. I stumbled upon the Botanical Garden while driving to another destination and decided to stop for a quick look around. I didn't spend much time at the garden, maybe 30 minutes as it was getting dark and... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

I came by here in the morning to try to beat the August heat and briefly check it out. (Military get in free!) I actually got a bit confused and lost around the garden because the signs regarding construction and closures weren't all that clear in my opinion, so I thought it was much smaller than it was, but thoroughly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is a really nice place to spend a few hours! There is lots of things to see, cool glass sculptures, huge cactus, prettt flowers, and my favorite part.... The butterfly exhibit, this is definitely worth the extra $5 I believe they charge. You have butterflies flying everywhere you look! It's a good place to take nice pictures. Also dont... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I always enjoy a trip to the Desert Botanical Garden. Whether it is for a plant class, music in the night, plant sale, or just a stroll. The plant sale gets you many different varieties of plants you may not find in the nurseries. Bring your sunblock.

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