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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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Desert Botanical Garden

Very beautiful and informative about all plant life in Arizona. Especially nice when Chihuly blown glass exhibit is there.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Very beautiful and informative about all plant life in Arizona. Especially nice when Chihuly blown glass exhibit is there.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This was a bit out of the way from downtown Phoenix, but worth the trip. What an amazing place! The cacti are very impressive, both in size and variety. I have never seen anything like it. The garden was beautifully planned and arranged and it was very pleasant just sitting and taking in the majestic beauty of it all.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

If you enjoy the Desert and all that it has to offer, then you will certainly enjoy Desert Botanical Gardens. Depending on the time of year you visit, they always have something special to offer. Don't miss the Luminaries in the winter and the Dale Chihuly exhibit. His glasswork is incredible. So much beauty on display. A great way to... More 

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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Sometimes collections can be boring and off putting. Specimen plants just plunked around without much thought. We were pleasantly surprised by the creativity and thought that went into displaying the numerous cactus and succulent plant species from around the world. We loved how designers were able to create shade and how artful designers were able to incorporate water into many... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The desert botanical gardens is a beautiful place to visit. I've only been in the daytime, and it was during the Chuily exhibit, but it was very serene and relaxing. You can visit a local library and check out two free tickets if they are available (usually first thing in the morning).

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Milwaukie, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

If you want an extensive Sonoran Desert experience go to the Sonoran Desert Museum near Tucson. I found the Desert Botanical Garden to be a good place to start, and if your stay is limited this is a good overview.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Nice to tour this botanical garden viewing the desert plants with a nice surprise of Chihuly Glass art.

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Gainesville, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

entrance fee is 22$ per person is way too expensive for botanical garden of that size. I have never paid that much for BETTER gardens in the east coast. we had entertainment coupon which saved $$. the garden was really nice with different cacti and other desert plants. in April it was flowering season and it was astonishing to see... More 

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Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The garden is a neat place for us from the midwest to learn about the desert ecosystems. We came in the evening for the "flashlight tour". The stations they have setup for the flashlight tour were well done and the volunteers manning them not only knowledgeable but entertaining. The evening program was popular with families, but it was not overly... More 

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Wentzville, MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We were visiting for vacation and went to the flashlight tour night. It was AWESOME! The kids were probably a little young for it - but I had a blast. The stations were VERY informative and the volunteers running them were very very very cool and informative. I could have listened to some of them all day long. I learned... More 

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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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