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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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Beautiful place (PRICES INCLUDED)

We came here on a Friday morning and overall had an enjoyable experience. Entrance normally costs... read more

Reviewed yesterday
London, United Kingdom
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Desert botanicals and more

I've visited the gardens many times. There is always something new or different. Many special... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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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
1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008-3490
+1 480-941-1225
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We came here on a Friday morning and overall had an enjoyable experience. Entrance normally costs $25.00 per adult but we got a 20% discount with our AAA membership. We spent at least two hours walking around the beautiful gardens. There are plenty of shaded...More

Thank TravelReviewer1983
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I've visited the gardens many times. There is always something new or different. Many special events are held throughout the year. Night walks with luminaires are fun. Special seasons and art exhibits are a treat. So much more than sand and cactus. There is a...More

Thank Julie G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing garden! A wonderful way to see all the different types of vegetation and ways to plant gardens. Go early before it gets too hot!

Thank Mouselet27
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lots of cactus, as you might expect, but plenty of other plants. The informational boards were really interesting. Despite the heat there were lots of shady places and there is drinking water available everywhere throughout the gardens. Enjoyed the visit and would go back -...More

Thank Cathy R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun day,the kids enjoyed the butterflies very much,and the trails and walkways were fun to walk through.

1  Thank cherylamcardle
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our visit and learned so much about plants of the desert. The gardens are beautifully kept and so peaceful. It was a hot day, but there were many shady spots to stop to cool off and there are lots of water stations along...More

Thank Q7903TKjuliev
Reviewed 1 week ago

We absolutely love the Desert Botanical Grdens! Whether it's taking a course in time lapse photography or enjoying the beauty of the gardens, we love spending time walking among the interesting vegetation in the Grdens. Special guest artists that display their works amnesty tbe beautiful...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Puh, it was hot the day we visited and the many water bottle filling stations were very much appreciated. Despite having a pamphlet I found the layout of the trails confusing and I would have liked better signage, especially "to the exit" signs.The variety of...More

Thank ukusa2155
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a magical location! We love the exhibits and always like when they have jazz on site. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Janay J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's really hot on August -even at night, but if you have enough water and stay on the trails, you can learn a lot about Arizona 's flora and fauna. And at night you can look for scorpions with a black light (and get out...More

Thank Ncrist-see
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28 August 2017|
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Response from Matli51 | Reviewed this property |
The Botanical Gardens did not have a specific area dedicated to hummingbirds, although they are attracted to the flowers blooming there. There is a Hummingbird Society in Sedona Arizona. They sponsor an annual hummingbird... More
21 August 2017|
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Response from Rose D | Reviewed this property |
Plenty of parking, handicapped also available.
Arianna H
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