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Desert Botanical Garden

1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008
480-941-1225
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Ranked #2 of 132 Attractions in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Specialty Museums, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing foliage
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Owner description: Located in Papago Park, these gardens offer visitors an opportunity to learn about desert flora.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Well organized botanic garden with lovely visits and good educational information. The Chiles and Chocolate festival was a great bonus.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Loved to wander around the displays identifying species. Warm, wild, thoroughly enjoyable! Open all year, of course and budget friendly.

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

We spent the afternoon at the Garden and really enjoyed being outside and learning about an environment that is vastly different from our own. It was a great walk around a lovely space.

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Westchester County, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

I go to the Desert Botanical Garden at least once/month. I usually take my visitors there straight from the airport, as it's a great way to understand the desert and its beauty while also appreciating the fantastic weather we have here in the valley. The special events are also a big draw - wine festival, luminaries over Christmas, and more.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Went with my mother and little girl (she stayed in stroller). Amazing cactii to see. Beautiful gardens. Very well designed - esthetically and user friendly. Excellent restaurant on site for lunch - yes restaurant - not cafeteria. Gorgeous grounds. Highlight of my trip!!

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Saskatchewan, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed myself! Bring a hat and lots of water as the desert heat can make you feel woozy. I really enjoyed myself, tons of photo!

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

We went to this attraction in December. After checking out Trip Advisor reviews for the Desert Botanical Garden, we bought tickets for Luminarias. My husband wasn't too thrilled about going to a botanical garden, but he was a trooper. We followed the advice to go late in the afternoon an hour or so before closing and we're so glad we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

We attended a special evening exhibit of glasswork by Dale Chihuly while we were passing through the Phoenix area. The Botanical Gardens are well laid out and the special installations were breath taking, especially with the lighting. As the evening grew darker the crowds increased. Even though there were many people who were taking photos, everyone seemed considerate of others.... More

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Ottawa, ON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

We visited in October and had just a wonderful time. The gardens of cacti and other desert vegetation are very well laid out and easy to access. Take one of the one hour tours. The guides are very knowledgeable and will try to answer all of your questions. We learned a great deal more than by just going helter-skelter through... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

It is really unique to the desert; with lots of interesting plant life. It is a nice place to visit and see the flora and fauna native to the Sonoran Desert. It's attractive and you can learn some things.

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