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Address: 1125 North 3rd Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85003
Phone Number: (602) 262-6412
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Just come here to Relax, Reflect & Replenish your Soul

A wonderfully serene setting nestled in the heart of Phoenix. You've got trees, ducks, fish, and plenty of water to melt away the stresses of your daily routine, bringing your... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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142 reviews 142 reviews
41 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

A wonderfully serene setting nestled in the heart of Phoenix. You've got trees, ducks, fish, and plenty of water to melt away the stresses of your daily routine, bringing your mind into focus and helping you to appreciate Life. Admission is $5. For Students, Military, Seniors and Children, admission is $4 (kids 6 and under are Free). This park is... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Beautiful little garden near downtown. Just $5 to get in and $4 for students! For $1 you can buy a small bag of food to feed the Koi fish. We bought one and ended up buying two more because the poor fish seemed like they were starving! We liked it and were glad we stopped. Worth the price and trip.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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78 reviews 78 reviews
33 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This garden is beautiful. We spent a peaceful hour in the garden one morning. It is a great find for such a busy city. You can purchase food for $1 to feed the koi fish. We enjoyed this so much we purchased 2 more bags. The bathroom was lovely and clean. Note that the garden is open October to May... More 

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NEUS
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Very nice small garden close to downtown. This is like a quiet oasis. Wonderful place to walk and relax

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Toronto, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Having visited Japan, we were keen to see this garden. It is small and easy to walk. It was fairly busy with young and old, when we went. Feeding the koi was a large part of the fun for the young. It a lovely oasis but not particularly 'Japanese', in our opinion. We still enjoyed our time there.

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Phoenix AZ
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

A time and space for serenity in the middle of town! Over a freeway that isn't heard as you stroll through the beautifully designed garden, observe the Koi and interesting birds, become one with the waters falling and bonsai features. A true bargain in beauty.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have sponsored a tree here; the place is surprising in the midst of a sprawling cowboy town. Immaculately maintained; I come here to meditate, pray, be still. Weddings during the season; tea house, beautiful lake with Koi and quacking ducks. A rewarding venture.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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308 reviews 308 reviews
149 attraction reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Lovely spot! Feast for your eyes! Very relaxing! Don't miss this delightful garden. It is a real treasure not to be missed!

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Bristol, Connecticut
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This garden is actually owned by the City of Phoenix, so I was very surprised at its beauty, serenity, and attention to detail. A combination of water features, pathways, outdoor sculpture, bonsai and quiet was a feast for the senses. Admission is very reasonable and $1 for a bag of fish food adds a lot of fun as the huge,... More 

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Queen Creek, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The garden has a thing that they call the reveal and conceal. As you walk from one part of the garden to another the part you have seen cannot be seen (conceal) and the new part is revealed. It is a beautiful place to see. Would be perfect for a wedding or party. There is also a tea house when... More 

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