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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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The Desert at its finest!

If you have a few hours to kill, make sure you head towards Superior to visit the spectacular... read more

Reviewed yesterday
913glendaf
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redwood city ca, United States
Perfect place to visit year round

Love this place. I am a member. Love just strolling in the gardens and they always have great... read more

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chuckr89
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Located in Papago Park, these gardens offer visitors an opportunity to learn about desert flora.
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  • Average3%
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1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008-3490
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Reviewed yesterday

If you have a few hours to kill, make sure you head towards Superior to visit the spectacular Botanical Gardens!

Thank 913glendaf
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Reviewed yesterday

Love this place. I am a member. Love just strolling in the gardens and they always have great special events for young and old alike.

Thank chuckr89
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Reviewed yesterday

If you are interested in Desert Plants, this is one of the best places to see them. They also sell plants and seeds too. Really interesting place to take the kids and learn then and hopefully become aware of the plants needed and to help...More

Thank Curtis S
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We spent a lovely day at the Botanical Gardens. This was only our second visit to Arizona and we were not very familiar with the plants of the area. We learned a lot! The posted signs were readily seen. They were brief and succinct. We...More

Thank Joyce M
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Having never lived in the desert, I had no idea that there were so many kinds of cactus or that many cacti were so prolific. The variety of plants here is amazing and well labeled. There were blooms on many plants of rich color. There...More

Thank Robert C
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This museum boasts a lovely variety of cacti from all over. The Dale Chihuly sculptures coming in set up a scene that is beautiful and wild to the unfamiliar eye. I am probably biased because I love cacti. The only complaint I have is the...More

Thank Leslie C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to see desert plants what better place to go than Phoenix. It is hot here and the plants love it. As someone who is not from a desert environment, seeing all these amazing plants is a wonderful surprise. I love the giant...More

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I felt the fees were a bit much since much of what we saw is in our back yards. Not all personnel were friendly and the length of time was not really worth the money. Overcharged.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a business trip to Phoenix and part of it included a visit to the botanical garden. We had a talk from an indigenous lady on how to cook and use many of the plants found in the garden. We then had a 15...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

First, I went here after visiting Hole-In-The-Rock and saw the sign as I left Papago Park. I could resist! The plants, even in the parking lot, were amazing. The grounds were stunning. Bring an umbrella to protect yourself from the sun. Kinda pricey, so make...More

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KatrinaPa
1 June 2018|
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Response from kirkj0hn | Reviewed this property |
It will be hot. The temp will break 100d F before 0900. Go early in the morning, be there when it opens (0700). Take plenty of water and sunscreen. Water is available at the garden. I would not suggest going in the evening... More
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runruh33
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There are carts available. Check to see if you have to reserve one
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Cristina M
6 April 2018|
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Response from Dianne M | Reviewed this property |
We were visitors to Arizona this year. We had rented a vehicle. So I would not be able to give you a good answer as to whether or not there was public transportation to get there.
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