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Desert Botanical Garden

1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008
480-941-1225
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Ranked #2 of 128 Attractions in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Specialty Museums
Activities: Viewing foliage
Description: Located in Papago Park, these gardens offer visitors an opportunity to learn about desert flora.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I have been visiting the Phoenix area since 1990 and had never been to the DBG until I moved here. Man had I missed out. It is a fantastic place to take people who say things like "there's no green in AZ" or "What is it just a bunch of cactus and tumbleweeds" yes these are quotes from my friends.... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

For those of us who don't live in or near a desert, the Desert Botanical Garden is full of wonder and delight.

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Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Excellent place to visit and experience the Arizona Desert and cacti from around the world. Don't miss this experience if you are visiting Phoenix for the first time or have lived here for years.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

The DBG is a great place. We have gone a few times since moving to the Valley five years ago, most recently to see the Chihuly installation at night. Sorry, you missed it! Your bad. Anyway, the DBG has several trails through a variety of desert plants, from giant cactuses to small flowers. Spring, when the flowers are in bloom,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

The desert provides many different views of specific species. The shops and restaurant also provide favors and fill the hungry pallets at affordable prices.

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Los Angeles, California
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124 reviews 124 reviews
27 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Visited in Feb when Chihuly glass art was on display. Came in the afternoon and stayed until dark. So got to see the plants and art during the day. Sunset was pretty amazing and the art lit up at night had a totally different feel. Loved it! You need at least 1hr, 2 hrs would be better.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I live in Phoenix, and this is easily one of my favorite spots. Regardless of the season, it is always beautiful and worth the trip. There are often special art exhibits - whether Chihuly or a local artist, there are surprises tucked away among the desert plants. Go early in the morning to enjoy bird watching. I always recommend this... More

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Level easy to walk dirt pathways meander through various clusters of well manicured Sonoran Desert gardens. There is educational and interactive signage throughout, a gift store with unique items, an upscale sit down restaurant with full bar (Gertrudes), and a snack shop. We saw lots of little (and a couple bigger) lizards scampering around as well as unique birds and... More

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scottsdale
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95 reviews 95 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Take your kids or grandchildren and visit the butterfly exhibition---just beautiful. The plants and trees are all well tended and this is truly a walk in the park.

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Chandler, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The Desert Botanical Gardens are one of the finest places to visit in Arizona. It ranks with the top gardens throughout the U.S. A. There is always a major special taking place both for young and old alike. Each season of the year is different, so plan to go during each of the seasons, and don't miss the luminaries in... More

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