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Address: 1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008
Phone Number: +1 480-941-1225
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Activities: Viewing foliage
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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Truly Unique Botanical Park with Good Art Thrown In

If you have to choose one thing to see in Phoenix, I nominate Desert Botanical Garden as your choice. It will definitely convince you that deserts are alive with luxurious... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Phoenix, AZ
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

If you have to choose one thing to see in Phoenix, I nominate Desert Botanical Garden as your choice. It will definitely convince you that deserts are alive with luxurious growth, not barren wastelands where nothing but gila monsters survive. Architecturally landscaped and suited to our climate, the gardens sprawl for what seems like miles, with areas clearly marked with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We go several times a year, taking visitors often. The place shows just how beautiful the deserts of the world are. Curving pathways lead to interesting plant installations that often include artwork. The special events are fun (luminarias, music nights, plant sales, special artists, etc). These gift shop has some nice items. The restaurant on site, Gertrude's, is quite good.... More 

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Wilson, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The gardens are absolutely beautiful and care has been taken to make certain the plants stay healthy and presentable. There is no additional charge for the audio, and while the audio was a bit bulky and cumbersome to carry, it was well worth it. It was very informative and interesting. There could have been more water fountains placed in shady... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We went one afternoon and decided it was much too hot so we returned the next morning at opening time. If you are a photo bug and outdoors and plant lover, you will spend at least an hour and a half exploring, learning and composing and taking pictures of many of the plants, settings in this well manicured desert garden.... More 

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to learn about the desert environment and the plants that thrive in it. The plantings are quite dense, a wonderful experience, unlikely to be matched in the desert. There are several paved walking paths through the gardens and ample periodic seating to pause and absorb the desert. While the Sonoran Desert is clearly the focus,... More 

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cocoa beach, florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

DBG gives one a great overview of life in the desert. We arrived at opening and casually strolled the gardens in comfort, even though it was June. A minimum of two hours is needed to give the creatures time to entertain you. Standing quietly, we encountered a road runner in one loop and a group of hummingbirds in another. Later,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This place is truly beautiful but the hike must be done when it isn't too hot. The garden itself is full of beauty but make sure you see this exhibit when it isn't July. Truly worth if you are in Arizona. Make sure you don't bring small children not too enjoyable for them.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I am a member. I cannot say enough about the improvements they are continually doing to make this gem in the desert better and better, even in the dead of summer. The paths are well maintained, there are dozens of seminars and classes you can take, and the evening events are always a pleasure. Music in the Desert, Agave on... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The DBG is a must see place if in the Phoenix area. Well funded, well staffed, and well designed visitors can learn as much or as little as desired and in a gorgeous environment. Most paths are wheelchair accessible but a few are still dirt although smoothed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This place is fantastic! I recommend visiting the garden in the evening when it gets cooler outside. The garden has really cool activities for people of all ages when it gets closer to dusk. The garden itself is beautiful and has a ton of different animals, birds, and insects that live there.

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Additional Information about Desert Botanical Garden

Address: 1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008
Phone Number: +1 480-941-1225
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 22 - 22

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