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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 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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This was a highlight of the ten days we spent in Phoenix. We went in the late afternoon and stayed to see the gardens lit up. There is an amazxing collection of cacti and other... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Katikati, New Zealand

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Katikati, New Zealand
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34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a highlight of the ten days we spent in Phoenix. We went in the late afternoon and stayed to see the gardens lit up. There is an amazxing collection of cacti and other plants.

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Thank Alan G
United States
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105 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are lots of walkways to explore here and each are interesting to see. We enjoyed our stroll through the gardens as well as the lights after dark. Quite a network of colors! Gertrude's was a great choice for dinner as well.

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Thank love2go2015
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So convenient. Just across the street from Arena downtown. Great place to go after the Arizona Rattlers Arena football game. The team comes here after the games. You can meet and talk to them. Good food. Good value.

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Thank Jeff Z
Vienna, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The on sight restaurant is wonderful. Great exhibit of lights. Will go again next trip to Phoenix in the daytime

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Thank J H
Evanston, Illinois
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the gardens late afternoon, ate at Gertrudes and stayed for the evening light show. It was fantastic! It was a little difficult to find the exit (they could have used more guides or signs) but the light show was absolutely beautiful and it was a great experience

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Thank CandaceDIL
Winnipeg
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our first visit to the gardens, so trying to find our way around in the dark was a bit of a challenge. We were trying to see Bruce Munro's show and we think we saw everything.....but aren't quite sure. What we saw was amazing!! I wish we had gone in the daytime first so we could have directed... More 

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Thank sjm1183
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a great time at the Garden, but it was crowded. Liked the Sonoran light show, but the Chihuly Exhibit a few years back was so fabulous that this fell short.

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Thank Maryellenwinters
Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The display of desert plants was very pleasing. The lunch cafe had wonderful food. I reccomend that you make a reservation at the cafe. We were there on a Tuesday which happened to have free admission for the day. I don't know how often they have free days.

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Thank Donna L
Sao Paulo
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123 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You may see cactus all around the town,so I expected something else from this place!THe gardens were OK,but really not remarkable!Even the bottled water was much more expensive than the other places!

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Thank Liylly
Goodyear
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love the Desert Botanical Gardens. There is so much natural beauty to see. They also have great exhibition, I saw one of pottery made by Pablo Picaso, which was such a cool and unique exhibit.

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