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Address: 1701 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264
Phone Number: 760-327-6555
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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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Wonderful gardens

fabulous easy to get to and so interesting never seen anything like it and it has a very long history

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
frankie-toronto
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Toronto Canada

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Toronto Canada
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

fabulous easy to get to and so interesting never seen anything like it and it has a very long history

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Healdsburg, CA
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74 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed wandering the very natural gardens. We especially loved the very unique plants in the greenhouse, and the beautiful natural cascade of golden barrel cactus down a gentle slope. Various small plants are for sale to take home. We really were happy we decided to visit. Senior admission was $4.00.

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Thank annkr
Cincinnati, Ohio
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Spent an hour here (got lucky and joined a tour) and just had a lovely time. For $4 its worth it. Call to ask what time the tours start - we learned a whole lot!

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Thank Jessica L
Issaquah, Washington
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54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a well-maintained garden with a large variety of cacti with winding paths. The entrance fee is $5 for adults and $2 for children, which is not posted on their website. There are many cacti available for sale from $1 a pot to much more, as well as some garden art. It was interesting and I'm glad I went.

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2 Thank Mary H
Sonoma, California
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192 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

$5 bucks gets you a map and trail information. The garden has been here since the late 1930's so it could use a little TLC. You can see everything in about 1/2 hour reading all the signs wishing they would look after the place. Restroom yuk.

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Sacramento area
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70 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a walk among the plants found in various, different desert areas mostly in the Americas. But it's also a working nursery where you can purchase, at a very reasonable cost, plants for your own use at home. Some plants can be purchased in tiny pots for as little as a dollar each. The owner is very knowledgeable about... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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62 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lot of variety in a small space. The cacti are well developed with descriptive plaques at each plant. There is a small variety of young plants and some garden decorations for sale also.

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Thank moveinon
Costa Mesa, California
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very small. A bit rough. But it is worth the $4 fee. Takes about 15 minutes to walk through. Doves and hummingbirds.

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Thank JohnandDeedee
Saskatoon, Canada
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the home of Patricia and 'Cactus Slim' Moorten estblished in 1938. The yard surrounding the house is filled with various cactus varieties grouped by the regions of their origin. Because of its age, there are many mature and older specimens making for a rather unique experience. Admission is a few dollars.

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Thank MGSK
Smith Mountain Lake, VA
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138 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a small, desert garden with a lot of interesting cacti. Unless you are a botanist, a casual stroll through the garden takes about 20 minutes at most. It is a self-guided tour and everything seems to be well-identified, but that is about it.

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