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Desert Botanical Garden

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Address: 1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008
Phone Number: 480-941-1225
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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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There is a LOT to see here. Great specimens of trees in Australia and other places. Almost everything has a named plaque. They have a butterfly exhibit in Spring where they import... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

There is a LOT to see here. Great specimens of trees in Australia and other places. Almost everything has a named plaque. They have a butterfly exhibit in Spring where they import butterflies. If you've seen it once, twice doesn't make it better. So many herbs and plants and flowers and trees. Lots of paths, water fountains are spread along... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

While visiting Scottsdale & Phoenix, a stop at the Desert Botanical Gardens was on my list. It was the last week in February, and I wasn't sure what I'd see. Their gardens of desert cactus are just beautiful - while there were very few flowers, there was no lack of amazing plant life to see and learn about. While you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We both thought this was great and would be glad to go back again. Make sure and take one of the tours as well as wandering around on your own, so much to see and it's all beautiful.

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Zionsville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Beautiful gardens, well laid out and easy to get around. I would highly recommend arriving first thing in the morning to enjoy the quiet. We saw tons of hummingbirds, rabbits, butterflies, and woodpeckers. There are water refill stations, so make sure to bring water bottle, sunscreen and comfortable walking shoes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

I have been to desert gardens in Texas, New Mexico, California, Nevada, and Utah, but the Desert Botanical Garden is the best of them all. Not only are the gardens excellent but there is Jazz in the park in the spring. A must do experience when in the Phoenix area!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We are visiting Phoenix this week and our first stop was these botanical gardens. I have never seen cacti in bloom in their native habitat before , so this was an exciting moment. The gardens are easy to locate, have loads of parking and not too expensive to enter , actually my brother and wife are members so we got... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

We took our kids here for a morning and they loved it, especially the butterfly garden.great place for adults and kids

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

My wife & I had the opportunity to visit the Botanical Garden during Earth Day. Foremost the gardens were excellent & displayed an awesome assortment of desert flora. Activities for Earth Day were well planned and provided visitors a great opportunity to learn from dedicated volunteers & professionals. I would highly recommend this as a must see for a trip... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

This is a superb Garden to visit and learn about desert plants. The cacti were awesome with flowers and offered great photography opportunities. We visit the garden every time we are in Arizona and it's one of our 'must do' activities. We visited Gertrudes for the first time this visit and found it excellent - the patio is excellently designed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We were only in Phoenix for a few days so the gardens was both educational and great for a short visit. We learned a lot. The price could have been about one third less to constitute a good value.

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