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Carefree Desert Gardens

101 Easy St, Carefree, AZ 85377-9600
+1 480-488-3686
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Beautiful Garden located in a quant town!

Many beautiful specimen like a rare crested saguaro and Boojam trees in a beautiful setting for a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gina K
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Carefree, Arizona
Amazing very special place

This is like a secret garden in the middle of a small town. Musical groups perform here for free... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
annkay2017
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Carefree, Arizona
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The Crown Jewel of Carefree, and an amazing oasis in the desert, the Carefree Desert Gardens is only one of two public botanical gardens in the Valley located along Easy Street in downtown, Carefree, AZ. The Gardens are open 365 days a year.One of the most prized plants and one not to be missed, is the crested saguaro.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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101 Easy St, Carefree, AZ 85377-9600
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Many beautiful specimen like a rare crested saguaro and Boojam trees in a beautiful setting for a stroll during the day and even in the evening during the holidays. There's also a splash pad for kids, play ground, a little library, and cool Pavilion for...More

Thank Gina K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is like a secret garden in the middle of a small town. Musical groups perform here for free. The Halloween and Xmas decorations and programs are wonderful

Thank annkay2017
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Us four Brits were looking for somewhere to park in Carefree, and discovered the lovely Dessert Gardens. Enchanting, imaginative, peaceful, very child-friendly, beautiful - what a lovely place to visit. And we loved the Halloween visit, during our visit, which was in October. Very easy...More

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Reviewed 23 December 2017

Great place to walk around and look at all the beautiful cactus and other plants. A splash pad for the kids spring the summer season, lots of concerts and activities go on here during the year. A playground for the kids as well, nice restrooms,...More

Thank Barb H
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

It's a great walk just to see their collection of cacti but when it''s all lit up at night for Christmas, it's really special. We went on opening night. There was snow for the kids, food booths and trucks for everyone and grade school singers....More

1  Thank SalfromIL
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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We visited today. There was an event go I ng on which really added to the congestion. Parking was hard to find. But, we did find a place and strolled through the gardens. The event this week featured pumpkin carvings and pumpkin dioramas and vignettes...More

Thank TxWaccamaw
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Reviewed 2 August 2017

We had the rare pleasure of an overcast day to stroll the gardens! I strolled the gardens before but there's always been an event going on and you really don't see the beauty that has been created here!

Thank Sheila W
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

I wouldn't make a special trip here ( the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix is much more extensive and definitely worth a special trip ), but if you are in the area for shopping or dining, this place is worth 15-30 minutes of your time....More

Thank ApacheTrout
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Reviewed 10 May 2017

Carefree is a beautiful area, very clean, gorgeous houses, quaint shopping area. The Desert Gardens was lovely, and we especially enjoyed the hummingbirds that we saw there. We loved it and would definitely go back if in Arizona again.

Thank zekebamm
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

we had not been to Carefree prior to this visit, and wanted to check out the Desert Gardens. have been to the DBG several times and once out to Boyce Thompson Arboretum so was hoping it would be similar! it is not nearly as big...More

1  Thank Denise G
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