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Desert Botanical Garden

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Closed Now: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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Amazing Collection of Cactus

An easy to walk "garden" with an amazing collection of different cactus and interesting informative... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Very cool place

Went to an event. Very cool. Wish had more time. The light show is fun. allow lots of time to see... read more

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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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1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008-3490
+1 480-941-1225
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Reviewed yesterday

An easy to walk "garden" with an amazing collection of different cactus and interesting informative signs about the different types of cactus, how they survive, etc. We planned to spend 1-2 hours here but could have stayed all day. We also noticed that young children...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank senior_traveller1952
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went to an event. Very cool. Wish had more time. The light show is fun. allow lots of time to see everything.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Worldtraveler123451
Reviewed yesterday

We are recent members and have loved our time here. They have a variety of experiences and shows several times a year.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mike S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The gardens were lovely! We had a great experience even though I only had 1 foot! Free wheelchair was a nice touch but the volunteers really make this venue! I really wish I could have experienced the park at night as under the lights this...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank shannonh559
Reviewed yesterday

This was a great way to learn the flora of the desert. The gardens offer easy walking walking paths and easy eiwing of all areas. The best part of the gardens is the light show in the evening. They use laser lights and music to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank rlfriedrich
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I’ve been a member of the garden for close to twenty years and after having visited botanical gardens across the country still believe this to be one of the top ones. It does of course specialize in desert type plants and has an amazing variety...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 351richardc
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was thinking “eh, it’s a garden” and ended up being wowed a number of times. Thee wasn’t much color in February, but going at night, we were pleasantly surprised to see a ton of color via the light show at night. They offer beer...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Chad_G_New_Lenox
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We love The Desert Botanical Garden. Last time we were here, we saw the Chihuly Installation, and it was fabulous. This time, we came to see the electric light show, which we also really enjoyed. The lights were set to music and projected on the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank BonnieT159
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

In daytime, this is an outstanding collection of desert plants. At night (at least this month) it turned into a fantastic light show. Brilliant lights are choreographed to dance over the exhibits, creating a surreal desert scene. This is a Must See attraction.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank PapaG52
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited on a recent trip to the Phoenix area and not only explored the facilities but also ate at their restaurant. We also stayed for the light and music show going on now. Higher recommend a visit here.

Date of experience: February 2019
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