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Moorten Botanical Garden

Address: 1701 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264
Phone Number: 760-327-6555
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Ranked #23 of 45 Attractions in Palm Springs
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: Visitors are fascinated by this huge collection of cacti and flowers amid scenic nature trails.

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Long Island
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211 reviews 211 reviews
76 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

What a great little discovery. We took an hour to walk through the little garden and saw all the types of plants common in the area. Its $4 to get in, but I enjoyed it. You could buy plants on the way out.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We love this sweet garden. Walk slowly so you don't miss a thing. If you are lucky a hummingbird will pay you a visit.

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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

There were some cool things to see, but these gardens were a lot smaller than I expected and not as well maintained as I would have liked. There are signs saying don't touch anything (obviously), but at some points that became hard as the cacti were beginning to grow over the path.

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West Drayton, United Kingdom
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128 reviews 128 reviews
35 attraction reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Arrived here and was greeted by a nice elderly gentleman who took our entry fee but on leaving he had left and in his place was a younger guy who didn't seem bothered if we had enjoyed our walking tour or not. I'm not sure he even realised we were leaving as he never lifted his head from his mobile... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My daughter and I love to come here for an hour or so in the morning and paint or take photos of the flowering cacti at this peaceful oasis in the desert.

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Red Deer
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Like the sign says when you enter the gardens go slow like the turtle and you will have a very rich experience. This is a garden full of details that looks like it was crafted with love. The number of different species of cacti was amazing. We spent well over an hour at Moorten's and felt relaxed and rejuvenated by... More

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LaGrange, IL USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

It was located less than a block from the Vagabond Hotel, and was operated by a local family. There were many varieties of cacti and trees with walking trails running thru. The family was involved with landscaping at Disneyland and Smoke Tree Ranch. Mr. Moorten tipped me off to Pete's Hideaway restaurant.

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

The garden is very small and a bit tired round the fringes. When we arrived, the guy at the desk was on his computer, did not look up at all and kept us waiting several minutes before he served us. Not the kind of welcome that makes you warm to any place. The variety of cacti is good but we... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Visitors are fascinated by this huge collection of cacti and flowers amid scenic nature trails. This is a beautifully arranged and nurtured garden full of desert plants. The acre it covers is lined with more exotic varieties of cactus than it is possible to imagine. There are also palm trees, palo verde trees and pencil trees. There are shady areas... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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173 reviews 173 reviews
40 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The Moorten Botanical Garden was recommended by friends, so we decided to stop by. It is not spectacular by any means, but it is an interesting way to spend an hour walking around desert fauna and flora. The cost of admission ($4.00) is about what this place is worth. Having said that, it was a nice diversion on a hot... More

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