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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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I naively thought the desert wouldn't be the place to see much from a botanical perspective. WOW! Was I ever wrong ! I LOVE this place and even became a member. It is one of my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

I naively thought the desert wouldn't be the place to see much from a botanical perspective. WOW! Was I ever wrong ! I LOVE this place and even became a member. It is one of my favorite gardens in all of my travels. Too many good things to say in a review. Just go experience it for yourself. You won't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

My wife and I visited the Botanical Gardens on a recent visit to Arizona. We loved every step. The plants were gorgous. I appreciated the labels and identification tags. It was like a walk through a desert paridise. I would encourage everyone to take the time to see and smell the native vegetation and fauna of the desert. It will... More 

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Avondale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Talk about beauty.. If you enjoy the desert you can find cactus of all kinds. Artist of all kinds attend this marvels place

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Wonderful place to take in and see what makes up the Sonoran Desert. A real treat to see pieces left from the Chihuly exhibit. Be sure to pick a cool day or you will for sure roast! We like to go in the late afternoon to see the plants at dusk. Magical!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We love the desert botanical gardens and visit whenever we are in the Phoenix area! So much to see and do here! We love the music in the gardens concert series as well! Just delightful!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We love this place. You will see all types of plants and small animals. The butterfly garden is just amazing. When my youngest was 2, she run into a cactus. She was eventually fine, but now we are much more careful. Look out for free days and other very nice events.

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Stoneham, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I went late in the year by Phoenix standards, but it was beautiful nonetheless. The various garden themes are well-designed and appropriated. It looks like a wonderful place for events. I'll return again and again - gardens never look the same from season to season and there is a lot to see there. I missed out on brunch, bur it... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Cool place to visit. See all the desert plants, etc. great special events also - concerts, Dia dela Muerta

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A great way to learn all about the flora and fauna of Arizona while walking through these lovely gardens. Gives you great views of the city from different points. At the holidays there are luminaries that are lit and the gardens are very different and lovely at night as well. They sell their plants in the lovely gift shop, as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I was a little worried about walking around the desert in 100+ degree heat but did it anyway. I'm so glad I did. The gardens are amazing. Being from Northern Kentucky I don't get to see cacti on a daily basis. I had no idea there were so many types. I could have walked around all day. I will definitely... More 

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