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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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The Botanical Gardens are a "must visit" in the Phoenix area. We spent about two hours exploring the gardens and learning a great deal about the desert.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Duluth, Minnesota
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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Botanical Gardens are a "must visit" in the Phoenix area. We spent about two hours exploring the gardens and learning a great deal about the desert.

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Gilbert, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Since retiring I've become a Docent and lead tours at this magical garden on the desert. I love sharing that there are programs for home schoolers,toddlers,grown ups, and more. There are free days..check the website! But if you really want to enjoy all the garden has to offer, check out the membership option and see what you think.The Luminarias every... More 

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Lincoln
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My sister took us here when we visited in March. The garden was beautiful. Lot of amazing desert plants and lots of interesting information.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited garden in April and were lucky to see it in the morning and again in the evening. Bruce Munro (I think this is a name of the artist) had great light instalation. It was magical. Day or night it's visual pleasure and place not to miss. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

These gardens have grown and been redesigned since I was first there...They are wonderfully rich with walking paths and good signage for botanical names of these wonderful desert plants..There is also a restaurant where you can have a meal outside under a cooling umbrella..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was a cool evening on New Years Eve the whole garden was lit up with an enormous collection of Chihuly Glass Art Works, the display and lighting of the art was outstanding and made it an enjoyment to experience the garden

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Along with the Heard Museum in central Phoenix, the Desert Botanical Garden in nearby Papago Park is one of the two main attractions of this desert city. After having volunteered here for over 10 years, I keep returning as a visitor and participant because of its remarkable collection of cacti, agaves and succulents. Easily accessible with wide open paths, beautifully... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Desert Botanical Garden was a great introduction to desert plants. We really enjoyed the educational material posted around the site as well as the beautiful plants. Take into account the weather on the day that you go - we went at 1pm on a June day and it went through more than 4L of water each. Well worth it,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We joined a tour which was excellent, had lunch which we both enjoyed very much, then spent the afternoon walking around. We have only been the one time as it is a long drive, but will defiantly make the effort to go again as we both loved it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you like cactus, this is your place. A few paths lead you along different trails with interesting themes. The cactus, the desert, the blue sky - all very iconic. Took a couple of hours to explore.

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