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Address: 1701 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264
Phone Number: 760-327-6555
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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Cacti heaven

Lovely little place if you like cacti & desert plants (which I do!). Very peaceful place to wonder round.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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Surrey
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97 reviews 97 reviews
5 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

Lovely little place if you like cacti & desert plants (which I do!). Very peaceful place to wonder round.

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Genoa, Nevada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Moorten's is the type of attraction you would expect to have seen in the 40's or 50's when people from Omaha on their driving vacation would stop by to see exotic varieties of cactus to tell the folks back home about. It was founded in 1938 and Palm Springs has expanded around it which adds to the charm, and to... More 

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San Diego, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

It's small, so not a lot of walking, but you can spend an hour in there with the most amazing plants!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

You need to park on the road outside this small well kept garden of cacti and succulents. It is an interesting stroll around the plants which also attract birds. There are also some captive desert tortoises. Well worth the 4 dollar admission fee.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

If you are interested in cactus and succulent plants, there are many varieties here. We visited this place first about 30 years ago, so you can imagine that there are some plants that are very large and mature. It doesn't take long to go through, is inexpensive, and is also dog-friendly.

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Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The owner of this establishment wrecklessly allows his pit bills to roam loosely around the property and neighborhood. DO NOT visit this establishment, and certainly don't do so with your pets, unleashed pit bills are a danger to life and it is only a matter of time before Palm Springs becomes the next national headline of a hideous death caused... More 

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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

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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