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Moorten Botanical Garden

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Address: 1701 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264-8936
Phone Number: 760-327-6555
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Visitors are fascinated by this huge collection of cacti and flowers amid...

Visitors are fascinated by this huge collection of cacti and flowers amid scenic nature trails.

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Small and humble garden but filled with so many varieties!

Im by no means an expert in horticulture so I can't say if the plants were healthy or not, and if the variety was good. But taking a stroll through here was very nice despite it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Catherine B
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10 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Im by no means an expert in horticulture so I can't say if the plants were healthy or not, and if the variety was good. But taking a stroll through here was very nice despite it being pretty small in size. Saw some of my favorite cacti and the greenhouse was some of the best I've seen in terms of... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Old garden well preserved in charming residential neighborhood. As seen on Huell Howser. Great little gifts.

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Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great place to see a large variety of desert plants collected over a long period of time take your time, or move through quickly your choice. friend had your intimate wedding here and couldn't have chosen a better place for her needs

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First thing me visiting the local established gardens. Lots of amazing cactus and crystals. Great little gift shop too.

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Thank leanne m
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice little self-guided tour through a variety of cacti and other native plants. There is also a nursery where you can buy plants. It does get hot, so take water. The owner is very friendly and willing to answer questions.

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Thank Kevln-jennifer
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Moorten Botanical Garden has a corner on the cacti and succulent market. In addition to showcasing a variety of cacti and succulents in a jungle like overgrown setting, you can skip the paid tour (or not) and immediately shop for some plants at the open air shop adjacent to the entry. The prices begin at $1.00, and cacti from Moorten's... More 

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Sammamish, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I take friends from out of town to visit as it is a wonderful experience to view the gardens and even buy some cactus. The place has stayed in the family for many years and you may get to hear some interesting stories from people that work there about in the good "ole" days when movie stars used to escape... More 

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Concord, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

This little neighborhood nursery and cactus garden was a super way to spend an hour early in the day before it got too hot. Such a great display of cacti from all over the area and Mexico and we even saw a cool horned lizard hiding in the greenhouse. Knowledgable staff and you can even buy your own desert plants... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

SO GREAT is this small botanical garden. A real glimpse into the past and educational too. It's quite small but sweet as can be. The founder was once an old silent film star who relocated to Palm Springs and became an expert botanist specializing of course in desert plants. Back in the day he helped landscape many of the great... More 

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Ridgecrest, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

I live in the desert so I am familiar with many desert cacti but there were many unique specimens in this garden from places around the globe. I have never seen so many rare specimens as they have here. Creeping cactus, jumping cholla and many others. Many varieties of prickly pear cactus. Worth the $5 admission. Probably need about an... More 

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