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“Absolutely a must if you enjoy seeing cactus plants.”

Desert Botanical Garden
Ranked #5 of 240 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 6 April 2018 via mobile

Loved all the different cactus and wild flowers. Enjoyed seeing some birds here too- my first roadrunner! Had a nice dinner at outside patio after spending hours seeing the gardens. They do give a senior discount but I only found out because I asked. Nice gift shop.

1  Thank Sashi2
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

We had the best time here, gardens are lovely, so much to take in. Be sure to go to see the sun set, it’s breathtaking.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

This place is well worth the 25 dollars per person admission fee. It has a butterfly garden as every known type of desert plant including educational activities. We had a great time and spent about 3 hours and could have spent longer.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

I absolutely loved the botanical gardens. All the plants are well labeled. Many workers/volunteers around to answer questions. Great opportunity to see desert wildlife. The artwork was beautiful too & fit in well with the cacti.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We thought the $25 admission fee was a bit pricey, but now know worth every penny. We spent four hours and could have stayed longer. Took a tour with a docent and that was well worth it. We learned a terrific amount. We are from the east coast so nothing even close to this available. Butterfly house was also fun even for us “mature” children. Are at the restaurant and food very good. Start early in the day to avoid the heat.

Thank Susanne H
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