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Desert Botanical Garden

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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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Saguaros and more saguaros

Loved the cactuses. This was our first time in AZ so it was a great intro into the desert life. Very educational tour for the kids, with lots of beautiful cactuses. She especially... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Loved the cactuses. This was our first time in AZ so it was a great intro into the desert life. Very educational tour for the kids, with lots of beautiful cactuses. She especially loved the giant cactuses (saguaros). The entrance fee is a little steep considering that the entire park could be seen in less than 2 hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Depending on your interest level, you will end up spending an entire day or 1/2 day at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, AZ and probably return again and again. I was totally awed by the garden's horticulture, landscaping, tours, and other attractions to many to list here. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED IF YOU VISIT. It's a great venue... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Had the most amazing plants and displays with very easy walk ways and plenty of signage to help you through. A lot of information and facts given. Free tours and a very friendly staff. Restaurant on premises. A lot of benches and rest areas with beautiful water displays. A must see if you have a love of plants.

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Witham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

A day out waiting to pick up our m/mike and refreshing ourselves from the flight. With no transport it meant a 3 bus trip from La Quinta Inn taking about 1hr &20 mins.and costing $2.On arrival and entering the garden no one could be other than impressed by it. A huge array of native plants/animals/ birds and a display of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

As a Horticulturist I tend to gravitate to gardens in cities that I visit. The Desert Botanical Garden has the best display of desert plant material of anywhere I have visited. The layout of the gardens are easy to follow. There are great food choices and a nice gift shop as well. If you like beautiful desert surroundings then don't... More 

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Loveland, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

All the cactus varieties were amazing. Too see them all in bloom was special. Nice walkways and overall great place to visit.

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

My mom and I made a stop by the botanical gardens in PHX. We stayed for about an hour and a half because it was SUPER hot outside and there are not many covered areas to stand under while walking through the gardens. All the different plants are amazing and the gift shop has a great variety of succulents and... More 

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Whitwick, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Superb morning out (before it gets too hot!), with lots to see and do. Great layout and interpretation material, teaming with wildlife (Harris's Antelope Squirrels and Round-tailed Ground Squirrels at your feet!) and a superb cafe

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Loganville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

If you are planning to fly into Phoenix to start your adventure go here first. A wonderful way to immerse yourself in desert flora and fauna. I never knew there were so many wonderful, beautiful and some awe-inspiring cacti! Birds, huge lizards, rabbits and prairie dogs are everywhere. One of the most amazing Gardens I've ever seen.

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Woodridge, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Beautiful and not to be missed. The artwork mixed with the plants was incredible. You can spend a lot of time here. Eating, walking around. It is very well done.

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