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“A gem!! Beautiful gardens”

Desert Botanical Garden
Ranked #2 of 234 things to do in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Located in Papago Park, these gardens offer visitors an opportunity to learn about desert flora.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed January 21, 2012

I loved the Desert Botanical Garden! All natural preserved habitat with an abundance of desert species never before seen. The setting was beautiful with the red rocks and mountains. A nice, relaxing afternoon strolling through the 'desert' trails with the beautiful Phoenix sunshine and blue skies.

Thank Mary B
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Reviewed January 21, 2012

Being a native Phoenician I am proud we have this attraction set in the Papago Mountains to showcase our native plants and cacti. The butterfly pavilllion is a must see too!

Thank TRL54
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Reviewed January 21, 2012

This is definitely the best Botanical Garden I've ever visited. You learn so much. We are from the Pacific Northwest and the common misconception is that the desert is just blowing dirt. Not so! Very well done.

Thank MaureenH_11
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Reviewed January 21, 2012

Amazing Desert Plants, very relaxing. We spent about 2.5 hours enjoying the trails and different types of desert vegetation. If you enjoy the southwest scenery at all I would reccomend a visit.

Thank Kurt R
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Reviewed January 20, 2012

The Chihuly Exhibit at the Desert Botanical Garden was a truly special event. Amazing display made compatible with the desert garden. With or without the artistic additions, the Garden gives a great representation of all the desert has to offer, including fauna. So beautiful you will be back. Visit the gift shop as well. Keepsakes worth keeping.

Thank rastawoman123
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