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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 #25 of 59 Attractions in Palm Springs
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Visitors are fascinated by this huge collection of cacti and flowers amid scenic nature trails.
Attraction details
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Visitors are fascinated by this huge collection of cacti and flowers amid scenic nature trails.

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San Francisco, California
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102 reviews 102 reviews
30 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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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236 reviews 236 reviews
82 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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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72 reviews 72 reviews
22 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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487 reviews 487 reviews
94 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
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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Vancouver
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Loved our visit here. Clearly the owners have taken a long time to make an unusual place to spend an hour or so. It's quirky and several years old. It's also one of my favorite places in Palm Springs to zone out on the crazy variety, and the home-grown, old-timey presentation. Do watch where you are backing up. There are... More 

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Irvine, California, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This is a nice place to walk around for an hour or so. It is only 4 dollars and they have lots of interesting plants to look at. It is a bit overgrown/secret garden-like. Some plants have dead branches or are not well maintained, but on the whole it was pretty great.

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Long Island
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77 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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
5 helpful votes 5 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
204 helpful votes 204 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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