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Desert Botanical Garden

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1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008-3490
+1 480-941-1225
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Want to know something about the Sonoran Desert?

Great specimens and explanations of all desert flora and fauna. The special exhibitions are... read more

Reviewed yesterday
karen2450
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Phoenix, Arizona
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This is a cool place to visit! A little expensive to get in at $24.95! Wear comfy shoes because... read more

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Wendy B
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Rogers, Minnesota
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Located in Papago Park, these gardens offer visitors an opportunity to learn about desert flora.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008-3490
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Reviewed yesterday

Great specimens and explanations of all desert flora and fauna. The special exhibitions are spectacular.

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Reviewed yesterday

This is a cool place to visit! A little expensive to get in at $24.95! Wear comfy shoes because it is a lot of walking! We were a little bummed that we were a little early to see the Butterfly Exhibit! I would go in...More

Thank Wendy B
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Reviewed yesterday

I'm a big fan of botanical gardens. I love learning about plants and nature, so this place was fun for me. It's quiet, and quite large, so it's easy to spend two or three hours here, wandering around. I liked that the plants were pretty...More

Thank Ron S
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife and I were in Phoenix for only four days, but we are very glad we took an afternoon to see the desert botanical garden. Learning more about the ethnobotany of the desert was fascinating. We loved seeing all the different kinds of cacti,...More

Thank Joe G
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Spent the afternoon. Lovely gardens. The art thrown in was a plus. Made me want to buy yucca for my yard in Idaho

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely place to wander. Thinks it’s a little expensive. Great and helpful staff. Easy to Get to and easy parking. Crowded when we were there but easy to Roam around

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you are in the Phoenix area you must see the Desert Botanical Gardens! We enjoyed every trail, but our favorites were Plants and People which focused on the Native American interaction with the cacti. We also loved the wildflower trail. You need to ask...More

Thank GrandmaSue13
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As Canadians having only seen the American Southwest in movies we were completely blown away by the beauty and variety of cactuses displayed here. The garden is immaculately maintained with knowledgeable guides throughout. Our 9 & 11 year old granddaughters enjoyed the gardens, great for...More

Thank KPinAB
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Arrived early-ish, at 9:00am, which was great because it meant very few other visitors. Also, the light is great in the morning - so it made for a very serene ambiance. Staff and volunteers were super friendly and helpful. So many different desert plans -...More

Thank superfritzi
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Never realized how beautiful cactus could be! We visited later in the afternoon which means we were there for gorgeous sunset with the cactus in front-made a very picturesque setting! Hundreds of different varieties! A must see!

Thank Christine A
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jojogirl123
30 January 2018|
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Response from karenv1959 | Reviewed this property |
the gardens are open 8 am to 8 pm
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Burton E
22 January 2018|
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Response from tmatteo57 | Reviewed this property |
Open daily but check the website - some days they have early closures and some areas of the garden may be closed for upgrades and work.
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AprilFool27
14 January 2018|
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Response from alostyankee | Reviewed this property |
I would agree with three hours.
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