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very cool place plus everything else surrounding it is a good visit too . it is a destination... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Maricopa, Arizona
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Beautiful public desert garden in "downtown" Carefree complete with native plants, sculptures and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
101 Easy St, Carefree, AZ 85377-9600
+1 480-488-3686
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Reviewed 3 days ago

very cool place plus everything else surrounding it is a good visit too . it is a destination city for sure

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank pcnichols2
Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice that it is in the centre of town and free, but it is a little small and not well signed. Not sure what a lot of the plants are specifically, but it is well-maintained and may be more attractive as plants come into bloom.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Peter M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful public desert garden in "downtown" Carefree complete with native plants, sculptures and fountains. A real oasis in the desert. Congrats Carefree for creating a very special place for all to enjoy.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jaybeeFL
Reviewed October 28, 2018

This was a very special desert garden; small in size, but with great variety and nice layout. At least one plant was mislabeled, which was a bit disturbing. But all in all a wonderful experience.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Anne T
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

This little oasis sits in the little town of carefree Arizona. We got here just in time before Halloween so they had lots of pumpkin things. All the plants bushes and the cactus were absolutely incredible. There are places to eat, places shop and it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CindyLou2262
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

Lovely place to come and stick your feet in a fountain when it gets too hot! Very well looked after. Makes some great photos. Good central location. Includes toilets and water fountains.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank N9601XVelizabethb
Reviewed August 27, 2018

A serene place for kids and adults. Enjoy an event there or take the kids to the Gila Monster slide. Either way, it is a nice day. Farmer’s Market is once a week when the weather is cooler. The gardens are nice and plants are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Victoria P
Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

Very nice, pretty and inspiring. Would like to see again. Very hot at site. That is all I have to say.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Bryan P
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Set around Carefree Sundail these user friendly spaces. Are great for hanging out, a picnic or just watching children play in a beautiful setting. Interesting local stores surrounding gardens.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank karen2450
Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

Carefree is charming in any language.. add the passion and love of the Italian culture and Carefree keeps getting better and better. Love of family and food is a winning combination. Meatball sandwiches that will make you cry with joy and deliciousness. Kids spaghetti contests...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Nancy M
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Linda M
March 4, 2018|
Response from Barb H | Reviewed this property |
You just walk around here it is totally free! You’ll love it. Restaurants here too. They are truly just gardens to walk around.