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Desert Botanical Garden

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Address: 1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008-3490
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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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Visited the garden with my husband and teenage son. All three of us enjoyed the visit. We walked most of the paths. It took us approximately 2 hours to do so and I was taking a... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited the garden with my husband and teenage son. All three of us enjoyed the visit. We walked most of the paths. It took us approximately 2 hours to do so and I was taking a lot of pictures. We enjoyed the amazing array of plants, the abundance of birds and the interesting use of metal and stone throughout the... More 

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Bel Air, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited the Desert Botanical Garden about 8 years ago, and looked forward to a return visit. The Garden did not disappoint -- well-maintained, expert staff, easy to follow pathways, informative signage. And they are constantly improving - and expanding. Even if you aren't into plants, there's so much to learn about this region during your visit here. Best to... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We felt the admission price of $22 per person seemed a little steep but wanted to spend a few hours in the morning sun before our drive to Tucson. We found the easy walking paths lovely as they wound through beautiful displays. Watch for birds and rabbits and other small wildlife. Many gorgeous picture opportunities. Go when the park opens... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful garden that highlights vegetation native to Arizona and the Sonoran Desert. If you're lucky, you may even see some wildlife! We saw a rabbit, several squirrels, butterflies, and numerous birds, including hummingbirds. Everything is clearly labeled and there are informative plaques along the trails. There are 5 well-maintained trails to enjoy. There is a gift shop and cafe on... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We go to the Botanical Garden every time we have company, which is most months between December and April. It is different every month, they are always adding new features and gardens, and the plants and lighting are gorgeous. We are members and really enjoy how much the plants change from one month to the next. Great activity for families... More 

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Newport, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful and serene cactus garden with many trails. It was very unique and interesting, my 15 year old & I loved it!! Give yourself at least 2 hours. Cost was around $30 for the 2 of us.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The features of the gardens, the plants, are complimented so nicely by the architecture, the railings, the fencing, the stairs, and everything that guides along the paths for learning about them. There is so much to explore and learn, The seating everywhere lends itself to spending time enjoying each area. The shop has unique items and many area plants for... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Phoenix has done a wonderful job exposing the beauty of the desert. There are several paths to take with shaded seating throughout. They have historical interests blended into the presentation as well. There is s gift shop and restaurant on site. Good for all ages.

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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The garden must have a specimen of every cactus in existence. Samples from the delicate miniature to the large towering giant and some very vicious looking twisted needles and barb covered shapes.... keep on the path. You can wander the garden on your own and discover not only the beauty of the garden but the surrounding area. The Garden has... More 

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

A most beautifully laid out desert botanical garden! Separate succulent and cacti collections as well as desert setting walking paths. Suitable for families, tourists, couples or solo visitors. Best time to go is in the morning or in the lovely late afternoon light. You may chance upon a proposal or wedding taking place.

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