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Desert Botanical Garden

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Beautiful but needed guidance

Loved the property - loved the education - but many items were closed and there were no docents or... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mary Lynn P
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In spite of 100+ degree heat, this was enlightening seeing the ecosystems of the Sonoran Desert... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jim M
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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 2 days ago via mobile

Loved the property - loved the education - but many items were closed and there were no docents or guides to be found. Thank goodness my husband kept track of where we were or I think so would still be wandering around. When you go...More

Thank Mary Lynn P
Reviewed 2 days ago

In spite of 100+ degree heat, this was enlightening seeing the ecosystems of the Sonoran Desert. Not only are there a variety of cacti, but all kinds of flora from the desert over several acres. We were told this was a great visit, and we...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We loved our trip to the Phoenix Botanic Gardens. The staff was nice enough to tell us we had reciprocity and could get in for free because we are members of our local botanic garden. The garden has a nice mixture of sculpture and plantings...More

Thank Wnderlust80
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It has a great variety of cactus and plants that mostly grow in the desert. The flowers are beautiful!!the design is amazing. The gift shop provide a great variety of souvenirs to choose from.

Thank Maisterv M
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix is a spectacular location and well worth the ample admission price. Every variety of cactus and related desert plant seems to be all in this one place. There is also a section that has displays of traditional Native American...More

Thank Mazzio2013
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful during the daytime and stunning at night. The restaurant Gertrude's has lovely patio dining and great local ingredients. And check out the holiday event Luminarias....walk the garden at night listening to music groups. Great for the whole family.

Thank CarynInArizona
Reviewed 5 days ago

The DBG is a jewell! If you are visiting Phoenix, plan a few hours at least to check it out, have lunch or dinner and just enjoy! The plant life is amazing and it is so well laid out. The staff is super friendly and...More

Thank bertprostor
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a must see Desert Botanical Garden in the Phoenix/Scottsdale AZ area. The garden has been added to significantly over the years, with differently landscaped desert friendly areas, a butterfly garden, a raised garden area with info on growing veggies and herbs in the...More

Thank E W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very hot, very quiet, stay away from crowds, I guess August was too hot to visit during the day time. Otherwise it was experience to see most of plants from deserts not like others botanical garden.

Thank wan c
Reviewed 6 days ago

A Must Place to visit, Absolutely Fabulous, Stunning array of Cati, beautiful plants, we were so lucky to see an abundance of butterflies this visit even managed to take great photos of them.. Tips take plenty of water it can be very hot & definitely...More

Thank annemacmillan
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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.
Lydia H
June 19, 2018|
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No dogs