Moorten Botanical Garden
Moorten Botanical Garden
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Visitors are fascinated by this huge collection of cacti and flowers amid scenic nature trails.
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Sally M
Los Angeles, CA586 contributions
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I am totally embarrassed to admit that in all my visits to Palm Springs, Moorten Botanical Gardens remained on my must-see list for entirely way too long. I finally made it by yesterday for a visit and Wow!! What a place! I absolutely loved my time here!
A winding dirt path leads you through countless desert cacti, trees, and succulents. There’s a little greenhouse that is full of amazing cacti to admire. Plenty of shady spots with benches to rest and enjoy the scenery as well. There are many wonderful things available for purchase before you head home. Locally made pottery, cacti, succulents, yard ornaments, and more. I treated myself to a handmade pot and 3 baby succulents. Can’t get enough of those little cuties!
I was lucky enough to meet the son and granddaughter of the original owner. I love that this place has been family owned and operated since it’s beginnings in 1938! What a total local gem! Absolutely worth adding to the top of your to-do list when visiting the desert. Oh and guess what? This is a dog-for edgy activity as well! Thanks for the beautiful outing at your amazing gardens! I’ll be back soon!
Written May 22, 2022
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mgeorge987
San Diego, CA80 contributions
I am not a big fan of cactus plants but I am so glad we visited this botanical garden. What a unique and beautiful collection of cacti plants! It is a small garden that took us about 30 minutes to go through the whole thing. And that was us taking our time. We met the owner in the little greenhouse with the most unique cactus plants. He was very friendly and talked to us briefly about the history of the place.

The garden is well maintained. It was $5 per adult. For a relaxing stroll around this garden, it was worth it. We came in the summer with average temperatures of over 100 degrees so we came as soon as it opened at 9am so it wasn’t crazy hot yet. There is a dirt parking lot across the street from the entrance. We enjoyed our visit.
Written June 27, 2022
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Gardener from Maine
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This cactus garden is absolutely amazing! There are so many cacti varieties of so many different sizes. You need to take your time to see all that there is to see. It is very artistically done with lots to see besides the plants including turtles, doves and artistic pieces of wood. Well with the $5 fee to get in!
Written March 8, 2020
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Eric S
Key West, FL3,369 contributions
For only $5 it’s not a bad way to kill sometime and check out a wide variety of cacti. I started walking around looking at stuff on my own, but then managed to meet up with a tour that they were having, and the information provided and details were great. It made the visit more informative and enjoyable. I would recommend going at a time when they are a tour just starting.
Written January 6, 2020
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Greensiren
Saint Louis Park, MN8 contributions
This is a cactus shop masquerading as a garden. Small area with cacti growing, no real information provided about any of the plants save for a few signs. The cactorium is bizarre. Not the kind of thing I would expect to pay for. Not worth time on vacation. Boring for kids.
Written January 6, 2020
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c n
Ventura County, USA393 contributions
This is a wreck of a garden. Not worth $5. Plants advertised as "rare" and "unique" grow everywhere is Southern California gardens. They may have been special in 1938 but are common now and not well cared for. I believe that when you advertise your business as a botanical garden, you should have more employees maintaining the plants than you do selling them. This is a glorified plant store which charges for admission.
Written November 21, 2021
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WireWrapGems2
Tucson, AZ776 contributions
The family started collecting old growth specimens in the 1930s so you will see some rare and interesting large plants. It's a great place to spend and hour or two. We enjoyed the hummingbird building it's nest in the greenhouse.
Written April 4, 2021
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Bunny M
Vista, CA13 contributions
My Mom and visited this garden in Oct and had a good time walking around. It' does not take much time to walk through - maybe an hour total if you're stopping at every sign. Tons of different cactus to see and learn about! The owners were very nice and chatted with us at the end. All customers wore masks as did the staff. Easy place to social distance and is outside.
Written December 1, 2020
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kumtux
Vancouver, WA567 contributions
This little botanical garden is worth spending an hour to appreciate the vast varieties of cactus, succulents and bromeliads. Its is a compact place with looping trails that fully utilizes the space. Busy, but never crowded or noisy.
Written November 16, 2020
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kotishka666
Minsk, Belarus45 contributions
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I have never seen so many varieties of cacti. Make sure to take a guided tour. They will show you on pictures how cacti blossom and provide so many details about these flowers. They have even cactus from Nigeria there. Around the garden you can encounter seeing humming birds. If you wear something pink they will sit on your shoulder and try to sip a Sirup from you lol
Written January 2, 2020
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