Good return to a place I used to frequent while a student at ASU. It's grown emensley, as has the admission price. It was a fun walk and the many gardens are laid-out nicely.
I have been at the garden several times a year but not to witness the De Las Luminarias and it was amazing! Clear view of the beautiful sunset!!! Acoustic bands performing in several areas, singers singing Christmas songs.....this is nice......good food at the restaurant and where they were serving a buffet. This is something one needs to experience, I'm just... More
This is a great place if you want to see your desert in a cage and pay a premium price for it. I thought the admission price was outrageous and the desert vegetation was mostly the same as you could see in one of the desert regional parks all around Phoenix. Go visit Usery Mountain or Lost Dutchman and save... More
I had heard that there was a special Chihuly exhibit at these gardens and since I love Chihuly (he does big blown glass pieces), I wanted to see it and we'd never been to these gardens before. We got there around 3:30 and promptly went to the cafe as we had missed lunch. We had a very pleasant meal and... More
I enjoyed visiting Desert Botanical Gardens last year and was happy to be able to visit again. The Chihuly exhibit was breathtaking. I have seen his work before and saw some use of colors I have never seen in Chihuly work. If you are in the area, this is a MUST!
Easy walking, friendly staff, knowledgeable docents. The informational signage was very good, when I thought of a question it always seemed the very next sign contained the answer.
We try to visit the Desert Botanical Gardens each time we travel to Phoenix. From the Butterfly Pavilion to the educational displays to the many trails thru the gardens, one can observe much of the flora & fauna of the desert environment. Trails are easy to follow, some are paved while others are gravel. The Chihuly Glass exhibit, located throughout... More
Absolutely magical experience! The Chilully exhibit in the evening with the holiday luminarias was just gorgeous. Arrived at sunset, which of course in Arizona a winter sunset is also a beautiful sight to see. Lots of different musicians set up throughout the grounds playing holiday, ethnic, as well as native american music. Also set up were bars serving adult beverages... More
Every time I visit the Desert Botanical Garden, I kick myself for not visiting more often. It's usually one of their amazing annual events that pulls me in - Luminarias, Chiles and Chocolates, or some other special exhibit - but there is so much to see and explore and learn in this garden, even when there isn't a special event... More
My husband and I went out to the garden a couple of weeks ago to attend the Chili and Chocolate Festival. That aspect of our visit wasn't that exciting. I expected to be able to taste alot more hot food made with chiles. The only lunch options were green or red bowls of chili or a pork sandwich with green... More
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