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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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Desert Plants Galore

The Moorten Botanical Gardens are a very pleasant desert attraction with over 3,000 species of desert plants, some very rare. It is well worth the time to visit and see all of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Las Vegas, Nevada

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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50 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The Moorten Botanical Gardens are a very pleasant desert attraction with over 3,000 species of desert plants, some very rare. It is well worth the time to visit and see all of the different kinds of cacti around the world. It would be even more helpful if all of the plants were identified by name as only a few and... More 

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San Francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The tourists don't see this and they should with all the vegetation and cacti . Some of the desert turtles were stolen which is not very nice for a classic institution in Palm Springs. It is on the south end of town on the way to Indian canyons

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Coronado, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

If this is the one I am thinking of you have to have a reservation to see the house. The gardens are open to see anytime. If you plan to see the house , make a reservation well in advance of your visit .

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Fallbrook, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Cute little house and amazing gardens, a must for cacti and succulent "aficionados". For us it was wonderful that they allow our dog to join us.

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Palm Springs, California, United States
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50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Moorten Botanical Garden is located in the south end of Palm Springs. It is run by Clark Moorten whose parents started the garden years ago. Slim Moorten (the father of Clark) designed the Frontier Land landscaping for Walt Disney. Disney used to own a home in Smoke Tree Ranch. Many weddings and events are held here. Walkways provide viewing of... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This is a great place to visit if you are in Palm Springs, not far from downtown. For $4 entrance fee, you get to enjoy the beauty of different styles of Cacti. The Cactarium is one of a kind and the variety of Cacti are very interesting. If you want to buy some desert plants. they are selling several for... More 

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North Buckinghamshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This is a lovely, quirky little place. Great value, and 1 hour to visit. Fascinating collection of cacti. We loved it.

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Surrey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Wow, this is a fabulous place, and some types of cacti I Had never seen before of course. A beautiful spot well worth a visit, not suitable for young children though. Take time to discover so many different varieties. Very relaxing to wander along the trail. Well done to the owner for preserving and maintaining these gardens.

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New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

If was a hot Sunday afternoon when we decided to visit Moorten Botanical Gardens. Established in 1938 by the Moorten family. The family were plant specialists and they turned their residence estate into a living museum. They boast of having a collection of more than 3000 varieties of plants most of which are cacti. The gardens are not huge and... More 

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Alhambra, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Mr. Moorten is wonderful. Sweet to our children, knowledgable about plants... wonderful atmosphere. Really, really enjoyed our time there.

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