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Desert Botanical Garden

1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008
480-941-1225
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Ranked #2 of 129 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: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I was visiting Phoenix for the first time on a work trip and had time in the evenings to do some site seeing. I stumbled upon the Botanical Garden while driving to another destination and decided to stop for a quick look around. I didn't spend much time at the garden, maybe 30 minutes as it was getting dark and... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

I came by here in the morning to try to beat the August heat and briefly check it out. (Military get in free!) I actually got a bit confused and lost around the garden because the signs regarding construction and closures weren't all that clear in my opinion, so I thought it was much smaller than it was, but thoroughly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is a really nice place to spend a few hours! There is lots of things to see, cool glass sculptures, huge cactus, prettt flowers, and my favorite part.... The butterfly exhibit, this is definitely worth the extra $5 I believe they charge. You have butterflies flying everywhere you look! It's a good place to take nice pictures. Also dont... More

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phoenix,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I always enjoy a trip to the Desert Botanical Garden. Whether it is for a plant class, music in the night, plant sale, or just a stroll. The plant sale gets you many different varieties of plants you may not find in the nurseries. Bring your sunblock.

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Glendale, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix is a world class facility with cacti and succulents from all over the world displayed in a beautiful desert setting despite the proximity to Phoenix downtown. There are many events to enjoy throughout the year, concerts, wine tastings, beer festivals. The event to not miss is Los Noches de Luminarias.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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82 reviews 82 reviews
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This really is a must for anyone visiting Phoenix/Scottsdale on a leisure trip. It really has many different areas that you can spend many hopurs walking around if you want to. There are also many events that they organize and have been to a few. If you can take a least 2-3 hours here. There are some great photogenic spots... More

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The Desert Botanical Garden is thoughtfully designed and was beautiful and very photogenic at all angles throughout the walk. I loved viewing the wildlife living within the gardens. It was a scenic and pleasurable experience with a wonderful view of the mountains in the background. All of the gardens were well maintained. The gift shop offered educational books, which were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My husband and I visited the botanical gardens in May and got to see many beautiful desert flowers in bloom! It was very nice being able to see desert plants as well as the chihulys art. Some of the glass was breathtaking although it took over in some areas where it would have been nice to just see the natural... More

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Coaldale, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

So my mom and brother and I went to the Desert Botanical garden Aug 10th…. I was so looking forward to seeing some of Chihulys art work around the desert garden. (Didn't happen.. where are the glass sculptures????) The restaurant was very good! Fresh food and great service. We shopped at the souvenir shop and everyone was friendly. However, we... More

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Nuuuli, American Samoa
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

great way to observe desert beauty without the effort of planning and executing a hike. I am a hiker normally but did not have the time to plan for a desert hike. The botanical garden was a good alternative. I went on a Friday afternoon which made for a very quiet walk, however there was also very view park workers... More

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