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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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Best place to visit in Phoenix

Absolutely beautiful and fascinating. The butterfly building is extraordinary. The Restaurant... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Mannheim, Germany
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Great day at the gardens

We had a wonderful day at the gardens. We started with a behind the scenes horticultural tour at... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Walnut Creek, California
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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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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

Absolutely beautiful and fascinating. The butterfly building is extraordinary. The Restaurant, Gertrude's, is superb. Don't miss it!

Thank WenigerGottquatsch
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a wonderful day at the gardens. We started with a behind the scenes horticultural tour at 10am. The horticultural tour is only offered at 10, atleast that was true today. Edlyn was a great guide! We were done in time to go to...More

Thank plantbasedtraveler
Reviewed 2 days ago

Love this place. Can't believe there's so many varieties of cactus! It sounds like a hefty entrance fee but considered what this place offered, it's totally worth it. There's different trails in the garden and each other have a different theme. Great amenities throughout the...More

Thank ighk0403
Reviewed 3 days ago

A must do. There are multiple trails you walk off from the main trail to get a sense of the different varieties of the desert. You can join one of their scheduled tours or just walk it yourself at your own pace. Plenty of workers...More

Thank Where_to_travel_next
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our time in this beautifully designed and maintained garden. If you like desert landscapes you should like this. At $25 per adult it isn’t cheap so make sure you block out enough time to get your moneys worth. We spent about 5...More

Thank Greg R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful desert attraction, would be great when the cactus bloom! Enough bathrooms, bring lots of water please.

Thank maryfrances100
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had the opportunity to visit during the chocolate and chili festival, great fun. A wonderful walk through desert flora and Fiona, well laid out and paved walkways, very accessible. Great garden vignettes. We visited again in the early evening and the lighting is just...More

Thank sharronsibley
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The wife and I made our way up to the garden just to see what it looks like. If you want to see a lot of cactus then your in luck. For someone living in the State I give it a 3 out of 5...More

Thank Ryanstar15
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had know idea what to expect when I first visited back in 2010. In the Spring of 2011, I became a member. Being a plant lover my entire life, I figured this would be a great place to wander about while now spending my “winters”...More

Thank decocyn
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

When my wife and I visited the gardens, we were greeted by an enthusiastic docent who invited us to join a tour given by another docent. We were delighted with the tour and learned much information about the flora of the southwest. The garden is...More

Thank WmShakespeare
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Glenda R
13 November 2017|
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Response from Suzan F | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think you’d want to go in the middle of the summer because it’s desert and hot. I suggest early morning.
Deborah W
16 October 2017|
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Response from TerryW2215 | Reviewed this property |
I do not know. I do not qualify so I never inquire about this discount. Sorry
11 October 2017|
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Response from Wendy S | Reviewed this property |
Yes the paths are very walkable and easily accessed by stroller or wheelchairs. We found several benches all shaded. I would have liked an umbrella also, but I’m British so found the direct sun hot even in the morning