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Moorten Botanical Garden

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Address: 1701 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264
Phone Number: 760-327-6555
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Hiking, Group tours/walking tour
Description: Visitors are fascinated by this huge collection of cacti and flowers amid...
Visitors are fascinated by this huge collection of cacti and flowers amid scenic nature trails.
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Ok, but could be improved

I enjoyed seeing the different types of cacti, but would appreciate updates to all of the signage. Some have been done. Some were impossible to read. The place has such potential... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Cut Knife, Canada
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Cut Knife, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed seeing the different types of cacti, but would appreciate updates to all of the signage. Some have been done. Some were impossible to read. The place has such potential and with a bit of weeding and a little more upkeep it would present itself better.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Spent four dollars to get in to this small botanical garden of cacti and succulents, for the most part. It is well signed and a nice stop in a dense urban area. Also has a historic house built by a little known California photographer that is quite nice.

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Fullerton, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I go to Palm Springs at least 6 to 10 times a year and every time I go I come to this place. They have a tour of the garden that you can take for I think around $5, but the best thing here is the plants that are for sale. They have one table that is just small succulents... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Upon entering, you're a bit underwhelmed; Disney, this is not! But, as you follow the marked path, you begin to realize the diversity of the desert environments you're seeing. When the Moortens began to assemble this collection in 1938, they couldn't have imagined how instructive their work would become. The varied desert species are wonderful, and the hummingbird pollinators they... More 

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Victoria, BC
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed wandering through the gardens and observing the fascinating collection of cacti and other desert plants. The quaintness of the place added to the enjoyment, and the labels throughout the grounds were most helpful. $4 well spent!

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South Pasadena, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We visited this spot late one afternoon. It's not a large place, but the variety of cactus and charming areas to sit and contemplate the flora and fauna make it an enjoyable place to go for a stroll with a friend.

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San Francisco, California
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102 reviews 102 reviews
30 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Well, actually desert flora from around the world, many cacti & succulents, well-labeled. Go on a sunny day. Great little plant gift shop. Street parking. Inexpensive.

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

At first this may appear hokey or uninteresting. Nothing could be further from the truth! This is surely a hidden gem. There is a self guided tour with a map and description of the numerous desert plants. The path is very well laid out and the guide makes it pretty easy to follow. In addition to the desert plants there... More 

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Chicago
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22 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

It's lovely here. Small and beautiful - easy way to really get a good idea of all of the varieties of cacti that exist in the Coachella Valley. Easy to get to, visit can take under an hour depending on your interest level. Nice stop if you are heading to or coming from Indian Canyons.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

This is just a private enterprise that is a cactus garden. It is nice and yes there are varied cacti with a full range of them from varied places. But it is not a botanical garden with the usual variety of flaura. There are cactus for sale as well. Nice selection.

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