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Desert Botanical Garden

#2 of 228 things to do in Phoenix Features Animals
1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008-3490
+1 480-941-1225
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Beautiful, take a tour...

A tour guide made our visit so much more than a wander through a garden. I recommend it! Well laid... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Wanderlist777
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Ely, Minnesota, United States
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Beautifully laid out desert gardens in natural surroundings

These gardens in their natural surroundings are certainly worth a visit. Admission is expensive and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Nirmal S
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London, England, United Kingdom
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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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Hours Today: 07:00 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008-3490
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A tour guide made our visit so much more than a wander through a garden. I recommend it! Well laid out, lovely paths, beauty all around.

Thank Wanderlist777
Reviewed yesterday

These gardens in their natural surroundings are certainly worth a visit. Admission is expensive and during our visit butterfly house was closed. Do take drinking water and a sun hat with you and be prepared to walk a mile or two over an easy terrain.

Thank Nirmal S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Went to the Desert Botanical Garden for Ballet in the Desert performed by Ballet Arizona - Ib Andersen, artistic director. We stopped for dinner at Gertrude's Restaurant then to the venue in the desert. Lighting was fantastic, mountains in the background were lovely, crescent moon...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 2 days ago

beautiful representation of Arizona plant life. you will enjoy it if you are truly interested in plants...didn't know there were so many different types of cactus.

Thank Cindy N
Reviewed 2 days ago

I used to go here often with my family but they moved into a new building and the noise level is so high it is almost painful and very distracting to eating a meal. I don't go here anymore because of the noise level.

Thank mike m
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great variety of desert plants. Went on a hot day and we almost couldn't finish the park due to heat.

Thank 674kittyl
Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful visit on a recent visit to Phoenix. There are so many varieties of cacti and flowering desert like plants from all over the world. The gardens are very organized and easy to follow with lots of learning opportunities...More

Thank lmckenzi13649
Reviewed 4 days ago

We happened to be in town the 2nd Tuesday of June, so we took advantage of free admission. It was pretty, and since we arrived at 6pm the heat wasn't terrible. I enjoyed our visit and am glad went, but there's no way in the...More

1  Thank vasufobo
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a beautiful representation of Arizona plant life. I didn't know there were so many different types of cactus. It took us two hours to go on all the different trails. Everything is compact in small areas with lots of winding trails. Some exhibits...More

Thank Cherese_AVC
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a nice day at garden. Didn't know there was so many different types of cactus. Would advise to go early in morning during summer do to heat.

Thank James G
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Arianna H
I would like to know how long does it take to get there from California
26 May 2017|
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Response from shelby19911 | Reviewed this property |
california is huge......lol, most likley 4 to 6 hour drive. But its worth it. you can check out all the great stuff along the way. Stop at the truck stops, they have great food, indian souveners, and showers if you need... More
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jasbooks
We will be visiting in early October what hours are you open? One place I saw 8AM and another 7AM.
21 May 2017|
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Response from Michelle M | Property representative |
From May-September the Garden is open 7 a.m.-8 a.m. October-April the hours are 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
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병일 심
How much is the admission fee?
4 April 2017|
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Response from Michelle M | Property representative |
Admission into the Garden is $24.95 for adults.
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