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Desert Botanical Garden

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Address: 1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008-3490
Phone Number: +1 480-941-1225
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Located in Papago Park, these gardens offer visitors an opportunity to...

Located in Papago Park, these gardens offer visitors an opportunity to learn about desert flora.

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Wonderful, Year Round

I'm not sure how big this garden is, but it seems huge. Every time you take a turn you step into a new, fresh display. Perfect for a quiet stroll, or to do some investigating... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'm not sure how big this garden is, but it seems huge. Every time you take a turn you step into a new, fresh display. Perfect for a quiet stroll, or to do some investigating when planning natural desert landscaping for your own garden. Seasonal displays and exhibits bring us back regularly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The garden is a wonderful activity for all. Easy walking in a beautiful setting exhibiting the variety of plants, trees and shrubs that grow in the Sonoran Desert. We visited twice during our stay in Scottsdale.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a large botanical garden. Super well Maintained, lots of variety. Besides cactus, there are other gardens and exhibits. We spent 3 hours here and could easily have stayed longer except rain was about to start. There are many volunteers throughout the park to answer questions. Would love to come back in early spring.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have visited this place on a sunny Arizona day. We enjoyed our time, and saw many interesting plants and cacti. It is suitable for nature lovers for all ages.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

While visiting friends who live in AZ, we spent a lovely afternoon exploring the well kept gardens and exhibits at this botanical garden. We started with a personal tour by one of the volunteer docents who offered interesting facts about native plants and the history of the garden. There was a "Chili and Chocolate" event going on so we also... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here because our 24 year old daughter loves cactus. We learned the names of many desert plants and cactus varieties. It was much larger than we expected. Some cactus were planted in 1939 so they were enormous. I would like to return and take the guided tour.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We are members, as we love to go! The luminarios are great, but my favorite is the Chihuly display, and I think it was Monroe glass this year. The butterfly exhibit is awesome as well. Just a beautiful place to wander (when it's not too hot!)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well worth the visit. Beautiful marked walkways take you thru the desert botanical gardens. Never realized how many cactus there were. Huge variety of plants,trees and blooms Butterfly gardens and tent on site Many places to sit and take in the beauty and enjoy the desert and mountain setting The Botanical gardens also has many special events that run year... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Desert Botanical Garden is a must see in Phoenix! It is relaxing, entertaining and informative all at the same time. Visitors are given a excellent overview of the flora and fauna of the deserts of the southwest. We visited in the winter and were surprised at the beauty of the various plants.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our family went to see the Luminaries holiday show. The paths were dark, so we couldn't appreciate the cactus and other plantings, but the entertainment throughout the garden was lovely. We enjoyed hand bell ringers, brass quintet and mariachi dancers. The warm drinks being sold were very good. It was a lovely way to spend an evening during our vacation... More 

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