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Desert Botanical Garden

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Open Now: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Open today: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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A Must See!!

The garden is tastefully done and easy to walk. We attended the Las Noches de las luminarias... read more

Reviewed today
McCurdyCanada
Love to visit again & again

We try to get here every time we vacation in Phoenix/Scottsdale ! Amazing Desert Oasis of plants... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Discover the tranquil vibrancy of desert plants nestled amid the red rocks of the Papago Buttes. Visitors can stroll through five thematic trails to explore the fascinating beauty of the Sonoran Desert, from towering cacti and alluring succulents to...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008-3490
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Reviewed today

The garden is tastefully done and easy to walk. We attended the Las Noches de las luminarias event in December. It was fascinating and so well done. The entertainment throughout the garden added to the atmosphere and was well worth stopping to hear. I would...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank McCurdyCanada
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We try to get here every time we vacation in Phoenix/Scottsdale ! Amazing Desert Oasis of plants flowers and wildlife. Friendly Helpful and Knowledgeable Staff have stands throughout the trails to assist in understanding the various gardens. A beautiful way to spend a day.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It is an incredible garden with a vast array of plants. The Butterfly Sanctuary was out of this world. The landscape and plants are so much different than the vegetation that we have in Canada. It was nice to stroll through the park.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SherrySwirl
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I ended meandering through this oasis for 3 hours. I was alone while husband was there on business. Bud and Carlos who are volunteers took a lot of time talking to me. I felt very strange walking this masterpiece because I’m moving there from the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ambianze
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went to the Luminaries show the first week in December. They have electric lights and hippy like music, not the music/sounds you'd like for Christmas. The atmosphere was not that great, dark of course, but you couldn't really understand a true path to walk...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My grownup son and I went there to spend a couple of afternoon hours together before he flew back home. It's a really lovely garden, carefully laid out and divided into sections according to types and areas. They had some really incredible specimens of cactus...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DayCaptain
Reviewed 3 days ago

This botanic garden has a fabulous collection of cacti and succulents, beautifully landscaped and displayed. The nighttime Electric Desert exhibition with brings another wonderful dimension to the collection with gorgeous laser projections that make the plants come alive with color and movement. Gertrude's Restaurant is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bertocolliemom
Reviewed 3 days ago

Whether you're a resident of visitor to the Phoenix area, the DBG is a wonderful option to visit. The setting is serene, and it offers so many ways to enjoy and learn about the desert environment.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank John S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Put on your walking or hiking shoes. This is a big botanical garden and there's a lot to see. Loved it! There were lots of big saguaro cactus along with hundreds, perhaps thousands of native plants. Enjoyed the butterfly and hummingbird gardens along with seeing...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rob M
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place has plants we didn't even know existed. The docents are most helpful and the guideposts are helpful. The garden is completely full of all varieties of plants, mostly desert species from all over the world. And on top of that, the restaurant if...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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AprilJoy85
December 10, 2018|
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Response from mawmawfrank | Reviewed this property |
If you have ever been to the gardens in the day time, I'd go at the night time. But you won't see the cauctus as well at night. Just the lights. If you are a senior citizen I'd suggest you take a flash light to help you see... More
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Safari28098444880
November 20, 2018|
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Response from OutoftheBay | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I went two separate nights and each time they just scanned the email on my smartphone. You do not need to print anything out.
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Escape35376601878
November 5, 2018|
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Response from Lori_Db | Reviewed this property |
They have a restaurant there. You may want to call and ask about picnic area. You can bring your own water. They don't check bags.
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