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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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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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Beautiful and relaxing

A great place to spend an afternoon just wandering The variety of plants and cacti are amazing. Well worth it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great place to spend an afternoon just wandering The variety of plants and cacti are amazing. Well worth it.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is my first weekend in Arizona. I picked up a brochure for the Desert Botanical Garden from my hotel, which had a $1 off coupon. The garden is only about 35 minutes from my hotel. The brochure shows a purple cactus with a yellow bloom. I did not see anything like this as I was told they bloom more... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the gardens 12 years ago and since then they have been transformed! We were in awe of the amount of hummingbirds we witnessed, really up close too. It took around 2 hours but the heat was around 104 degrees! We visited the cafe for cool drinks and realised we were a little sun struck so I highly advise... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The desert botanical garden is a great place to visit. Pack plenty of water because is super hot but you will be amazed by the many species of cactus and succulents exhibited at this place. We loved it.

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Lake Mary, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was 100 degrees on a hot summer day in Phoenix. Many might elect to go to a movie, go to a mall for shopping, etc. Not me! I'm a nature lover and love the outdoors and only had 1 day in Phoenix. I'm visiting from Florida and heat doesn't bother me, especially heat without humidity! So after a meal... More 

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Thank cwendeman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really fun and interesting. They even have a butterfly aviary which is really neat. It's really cool to walk along the paths and learn info on the various plants you're observing

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Thank ben n
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You can always find something new to see and the staff is excellent. Always love the special exhibits.

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Thank Judy C
Phoenix
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Desert Botanical Gardens is one of the prettiest gardens in Phoenix. For travelers, it is a place to see the desert plants and cacti in a beautiful setting with spectacular displays.My favorite time to go is dusk when the sun is setting and the lights are just starting to come on.

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Thank Jeanmarie J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I love going to the DBG because it is alway beautiful and so peaceful. Every year try to go in spring time because the cactus flowers are just beautiful.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This special place in the dessert is magical and informative. So many different species and variants of cacti live in Arizona and so many beautiful plants to see. The free information walks and talks around the gardens are worth your time. The kids especially love the Flash Light Tours! Bats, Tarantulas and Scorpions are available for viewing. Most trails are... More 

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