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Desert Botanical Garden

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We went here when we were visiting family in Mesa in October. It had cooled down by then to around... read more

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Melody S
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

When you live in a rainforest as we do, the variety of cactus, succulents and flora will amaze you... read more

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Located in Papago Park, these gardens offer visitors an opportunity to learn about desert flora.
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1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008-3490
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Reviewed today

We went here when we were visiting family in Mesa in October. It had cooled down by then to around 75 degrees and was perfect timing. If you go the second Tuesday of the month then the admission is FREE. The normal price is 24.95...More

Thank Melody S
Reviewed today

When you live in a rainforest as we do, the variety of cactus, succulents and flora will amaze you. The gardens are divided into different areas all joined by a network of trails. Along the trails are benches with different vistas for one to view....More

Thank Citytour2011
Reviewed today

When the weather is nice like it is now, this is a great afternoon out, it is laid out really well, they have a butterfly exhibit which I wasn't aware of. If you like plants and nature very nice relaxing place to visit and a...More

Thank jgoddardaz
Reviewed today

Went there for a chihuly exhibit some time ago. Dude does some amazing sculptures with integrated lighting. Have been to the gardens many times, and always marvel at the flora and various artistic exhibits as well.

Thank Dennis K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The gardens include a series of trails that include countless cacti, butterflies and more. There are also some tranquil fountains and areas with seating surrounded by nature’s beauty. We visited on a Sunday where there were docents who were very helpful. We found the exhibits...More

Thank Leslie C
Reviewed yesterday

This is a favorite "must do" when my female relatives visit. The gardens are amazing and the butterfly pavilion is always a favorite. The gift shop was closed during our most recent visit because they were in the process of enlarging it, but it showcases...More

Thank sjoerdsma85
Reviewed yesterday

This was a beautiful display of everything cacti. I loved it, but I love art and nature, so if you love those, you'll appreciate this place. There were also bees and hummingbirds! Amazing butterfly area too!

Thank Angela h
Reviewed yesterday

We really enjoyed our visit to the Desert Botanical Garden. The admission price is a bit expensive ($25/adult), but I think it's worth it. Mind you, were were lucky that were were there on "Community Day" (2nd Tuesday of every month), so admission on this...More

Thank Albina V
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This place is really a wonderful example of how tender love and care applied to the desert will turn it into a marvelous sight to behold. The various Cacti in their various sizes and shapes will make you wonder how beautiful these dangerous looking plants...More

Thank sunilbernard
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I have been to the desert botanical gardens twice, both times have been awesome experiences. The second time I went was for their Electric Desert exhibit which was a really amazing sound and light show. It starts at 6pm and goes til 9.

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October 10, 2018|
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Response from CarynInArizona | Reviewed this property |
The paths are wide and easy to traverse with a wheelchair and I believe I’ve seen wheelchairs available for use/rent near the front gate. But you could call to be sure. It’s worth it
Jessica R
September 21, 2018|
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Response from Bugsey829 | Reviewed this property |
In the Garden, but not the restaurant.
Mel A
August 13, 2018|
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Response from Susan P | Reviewed this property |
No, discount for disabled. It's $24.95 general admission and $12.95 for youth 3-17. The Culture Pass is a good discount. Depending on the level of disability, keep in mind that some of the paths are unpaved and uneven.