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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 2013
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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Mesa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I love Botanical Gardens, Phoenix. I go all times of the year since I have a membership. I recommend seeing it in the winter and spring. Weather is very nice here then. The summer tours can be very hot in July or August, and the cacti are not blooming. They bloom primarily from February to May. It is well laid... More

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Kingston, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the garden tour on the Free Day. the Chihuly displays are very impressive. The layout of the garden and plants is excellent. Highly recommend.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

One of the most informative and beautiful facilities I have ever visited. Breathtakingly beautiful exhibition of desert flora, against a backdrop of sandstone hills, and rolling desert. Allot several hours. I was there almost 3 hours, and still did not see all of the gardens. The Desert Wildflower Trail in particular belies the concept held by many that the desert... More

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Chandler, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

From the wildflower garden, which always has something in bloom, dramatic views of the sandstone buttes in Papago Park and a spectacular butterfly exhibit, to the informative and historical depiction of plants and people of the Sonoran desert, the Desert Botanical Garden is a must see when visiting the Phoenix area. You will see quail, cactus wrens, hummingbirds, and many... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Unquestionably my favorite local attraction in the Valley. If it's hot go in the morning. You'll see things you've never seen before and realize the spectacular beauty of the desert.

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Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We began visiting the Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden at least 10 years ago when we would come to the valley for Spring Training Baseball, and we would return every year thereafter. Then we moved to the Valley of the Sun four years ago. One of my first priorities was to obtain a membership to the garden. It is located in... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This place is great and has beautiful cactus..If you are visiting Arizona and have no idea what to do or have never been to the desert then this place will give you the experiance.

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Roseville, California
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We visited DBG during the "Chihuly in the Garden" exhibit which runs thru 5/21/14 (verify). We entered around 4 pm and stayed until closing around 8 pm. The trails are generally shaded so as long as you don't go on a scorching hot day you should be OK. My wife really liked the Chihuly artwork and I found the wide... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We went to the Desert Botanical Gardens last weekend and saw the Chihuly glass exhibits. It was a beautiful night (we had the 8:00 to 12:00 pm tickets) and the glass exhibits were stunning. The glass, lighting, and cacti were amazing. There are only a few more weeks that the Chihuly exhibits well be there, so take advantage now!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I'm a supporter. Everyone who visits the Southwest should see this. The "garden" is just a really well presented glimpse of what the area was like before it became populated. There are paved paths (for easy access), wheelchair and stroller rentals. A well stocked gift shop and 2 places to eat. One is a terrace cafe and the other a... More

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