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Carefree Gardens

A serene place for kids and adults. Enjoy an event there or take the kids to the Gila Monster... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Victoria P
Carefree, Arizona

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

Reviewed June 28, 2018
Bryan P
Springfield, Missouri
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“easy street”(2 reviews)
“gila monster”(2 reviews)
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 weeks ago

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

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.

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.

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

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed April 5, 2018

This is a fun stop if out exploring Carefree. It is a nice garden area in the middle of the town and it features one of the largest sundials in the USA. It has a nice playground for children. If you plan on going, arrive...More

Thank Traci O
Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

We were traveling from the east so we really wanted to see a desert botanical garden. The one in Carefree is beautiful, with lovely paved paths, carefully arranged and labeled cacti and other desert plants and trees. There’s a stage where frequently live performances are...More

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Reviewed February 15, 2018

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
Reviewed January 22, 2018 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
Reviewed January 2, 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

Thank Johnfrisbee
Reviewed December 23, 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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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.