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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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Beautiful and not to be missed. The artwork mixed with the plants was incredible. You can spend a lot of time here. Eating, walking around. It is very well done.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Woodridge, Illinois
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Woodridge, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Beautiful and not to be missed. The artwork mixed with the plants was incredible. You can spend a lot of time here. Eating, walking around. It is very well done.

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We visited this attraction during our previous AZ vacation 5 years ago, when the traveling glass exhibit was here - it was gorgeous and so memorable. The exhibit has since moved on, although the Garden commissioned a permanent piece which stands at the entrance. So many interesting trees and plants to see, so unlike anything we have here in Minnesota.... More 

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Buena Vista
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36 reviews 36 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Beautifully maintained park featuring an amazing array of cactus and desert plants. Very interesting free tour helped in getting an idea of the layout and history. Fun to watch the wildlife -many birds and funny little squirrels everywhere. Great gift shop.

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ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We had an awe inspiring visit in the early morning of 5/17 and enjoyed every moment! We loved seeing the quails and baby chipmunks scurry around the gardens. The variety of desert plant life is amazing and beautiful! We stopped and enjoyed Brunch at Gertrudes which is near the Gardens entrance. Admission is expensive but worth it for the maintenance... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We decided to become members this past year so that we could take part in the viewing of the CHIHULY exhibit. What a great time! We went there close to dusk so that we could experience the glass at both sunlight and at night. WE took some terrific shots. My only pet peeve was that some of the trails were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This garden should be a must for anyone visiting Phoenix. It is easily accessible by light rail and then a short bus ride. We have never seen such a huge collection of desert plants, some of them with beautiful flowers. Very nicely laid out and the supplied map gives a nice direction for trails . There are other thematic gardens... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Docents here are very helpful in pointing out what is blooming, and some of the specifics of the gardens. There is so much to see - and the walking is very pleasant. I saw older people doing fine with walkers, as the paved areas are very user friendly for that kind of situation. "Gertrude's" cafe is nice - friendly wait... More 

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Glendale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The Desert Botanical Garden is offering Shakespeare in the Garden during the month of May, and what a treat last night to see this play in the gorgeous outdoor setting of the Garden. You could smell the sage and mesquite in the air. We had booked a table up close to the stage, so we could hear every word. The... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The best membership we have every bought! The gardens are delightful and the speciAL events are fantastic. Dog day at the park was incredible. the butterfly exhibit was the best thing that I've been to. Tomorrow night we are going to Shakespeare in the park.

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salt lake city, Utah, USA
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Very nice, Tuesdays are free! Lots of native plants and the gardens change from season to season, so you can visit any time of the year and see something new.

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