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Desert Botanical Garden

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Address: 1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008-3490
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+1 480-941-1225
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08:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Located in Papago Park, these gardens offer visitors an opportunity to...

Located in Papago Park, these gardens offer visitors an opportunity to learn about desert flora.

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Desert is beautiful at the garden

This is the second time we toured this garden. It is a very unique place with lots of cactus and other desert plants. Nice walk when the temp was in the 70's. saw a covey of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is the second time we toured this garden. It is a very unique place with lots of cactus and other desert plants. Nice walk when the temp was in the 70's. saw a covey of quail at one point.

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Gorham, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We spent about 4 hours there mid day, the weather was perfect, light breeze and in the upper 60's. we could have spent two days there looking at everything. We had one in our party that is wheelchair bound and found the dirt paths were easy enough to get around. The paved were better of course. The vast amount of... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been going to the DBG since a 5th grade field trip more than 30 years ago. Its been wonderful to see it expand and grow over the years. I recommend it to everyone who visits phoenix. its wonderful to visit when the weather is nice, but even when its hot there is something to offer. Hot creosote releases... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our visit here was terrific. It is an oasis in the city. The stark beauty of the desert comes alive in several enjoyable loops. It can be accomplished in a couple of easy hours but it is worth a half day. Lunch at the restaurant was a special surprise. The food and service was top notch. Go in the morning... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This botanical garden features plants from the desert area, and there are many beautiful exhibits and several trails to walk. The place is really beautiful and well worth the trip if you are in the Phoenix area. These gardens are also excellent for birdwatching -- there are many Gambel quails there, and I saw a roadrunner too. There is a... More 

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Marietta, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went by myself while visiting. The weather was gorgeous, and the cactus and other plants were really well tended. I wish I would have been there a couple of weeks later to see the blooms, but it was still a really nice place to walk around and take photos.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great spot to explore the life of the desert. You can spend the whole day here and not see everything. All the types of cacti alone could hold your interest. Staff are friendly and helpful.

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Versailles, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth the trip. Weather was high 70's and lovely dry paths. Do check when flowers are at their peak.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Come here every time I visit Phoenix. It is a pleasant experience walking through the grounds, seeing the different exhibits. Plan for at least three hours to see it all.

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South Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Trips to Phoenix are often landing at the airport and making your way to Sedona or many of the wonderful natural wonders of the area. If you spend actual time in Phoenix proper I highly recommend the Heard Museum and the Desert Botanical Garden as two highlight activities. Located a short 10 minutes from the airport near the Phoenix Zoo,... More 

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