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Desert Botanical Garden

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1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008-3490
+1 480-941-1225
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Great "in town" experience

We walked the trails of the botanical gardens and saw not only a wide variety of desert flora but... read more

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Doug C
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Our Favorite Place

This is our favorite place to come and admire the plants and walk around. There are so many... read more

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Located in Papago Park, these gardens offer visitors an opportunity to learn about desert flora.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008-3490
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Reviewed today via mobile

We walked the trails of the botanical gardens and saw not only a wide variety of desert flora but also several animals and birds that were fun to see. If you are only in n the area for a short time or need easy to...More

Thank Doug C
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Reviewed today via mobile

This is our favorite place to come and admire the plants and walk around. There are so many beautiful plants and trails. It is a great place for a cloudy day or in the winter time. I highly recommend it.

Thank margaretaugusta
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I visited in the summer, so nighttime was the best bet. We happened to go on a night when they were having a Flashlight Tour. The garden is open later, and there are docents and activities throughout. I’m sure that the docents are helpful at...More

Thank Marian E
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We arrived an hour before closing time and felt a little rushed. Ideally we would have stayed 90 - 120 minutes. The gardens were beautiful and I'm glad we visited although I do think the admission price was too steep.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix in late fall and it was full of life! We enjoyed strolling through the variety of landscapes offered. I was struck by two very tall and slender cactus which I referenced for a painting later.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful presentation of the desert flora. Very warm to walk around but very educational and interesting.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Went with friends to see this Amazing place. How much fun to see the native plants of AZ and the Southwest.

1  Thank RHill1032
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Reviewed 5 days ago

As a new visitor to AZ, it answered a lot of the questions I had when seeing the sights around town.

Thank knightva
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice gardens alot of the same things as you get through a few trails. Waa a very hot day, several water fountains throughout trails. We were surprised we never saw any workers with how hot it was we thought we would see workers checking on...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I have been a member for over 20 years and it just continues to get better. If you have an interest in plants from many different areas with good signage this is the place for you. At this time of the year plan on going...More

Thank equipdoc
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Lydia H
June 19, 2018|
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Response from kirkj0hn | Reviewed this property |
It will be hot. The temp will break 100d F before 0900. Go early in the morning, be there when it opens (0700). Take plenty of water and sunscreen. Water is available at the garden. I would not suggest going in the evening... More
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