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Moorten Botanical Garden

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Address: 1701 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264-8936
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+1 760-327-6555
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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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, but informative.

It's not free, and not very big. Took us about 30 minutes to walk through. But very interesting , and informative. It's not really a place for kids though. It's all about cactus... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Gary M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's not free, and not very big. Took us about 30 minutes to walk through. But very interesting , and informative. It's not really a place for kids though. It's all about cactus plants, and their different regions they grow.

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Kitchener, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second trip to the Moorten. It is not large but if you take your time and look carefully up and down in the cactus "forest", you will unveil its secrets. In early January, there was not a lot of floral display but the textures and the shapes present amazing photo opportunities. There are some very interesting crafts... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I decided to see the "Moorten Botanical" Gardens as it was rated fairly high. The entry fee is $5 and they have a short walk thru varieties of cactus, seemingly set up by desert areas. We read the displays and looked at the various varieties of cactus and trees. Near the end of the path, they sell... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

$5 entry fee to see hundreds of varieties of cactus at the "cactarium". Would recommend going when cactus are blooming! Cheap and easy thing to do while downtown if you are interested in botanical gardens!

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Coupeville, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped for almost an hour here in Palm Springs. On-street parking. We missed the entrance expecting to find a place to turn in. You walk through a well organized trail, less than a quarter mile total, of cactus plants from all over the world. Very interesting. They have a cactarium, where they are growing and displaying hundreds of plants.... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here when we visited Palm Springs because it was rated as one of the top 20 things to do there. We read the history of it and for $5, we decided it would be neat to see. It was well-maintained and laid out, and it was definitely something different to do. It just was not for us. We... More 

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Pitt Meadows, British Columbia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the little of what we saw, the garden is a nice potpourri of unusual ornaments, artifacts, and desert plants. It is rather like a backyard garden emporium. The admission fee is reasonable, considering the garden is not large, although it is quite varied. We ended asking for a refund because twice we arrived with a scheduled docent failing to... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

We found this hidden treasure this past spring when my daughter was visiting from Missouri. The garden is magnificent and hard to believe it is really just a family's back yard! We spent a wonderful afternoon wandering the pathways inside the garden, taking photos and marveling at the plants growing in the greenhouse. We also loved watching the tortoises! I... More 

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Grand Rapids Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This little cactus garden is family-run. It's a great way to spend an hour or two, wandering around looking at the great variety and quantity of cacti. They also sell small ones. Gives you a sense of desert living. Would not be easy for someone with a walker to navigate, but a very easy walk for people of various physical... More 

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Cottonwood, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

A charming place donated by a family who loved cacti. More cacti that you could ever imagine! At the west end of hwy 111 next to the Vagabond Inn and Best Western Plus.

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