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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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An Outstanding Attraction ... a Must-See in Phoenix.

I visited the Desert Botanical Garden on a somewhat cloudy Friday afternoon in November, which is a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Western Massachusetts
Loved it!

We love the outdoors, so this was amazing to us. There are many trails to hike, a butterfly... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Located in Papago Park, these gardens offer visitors an opportunity to learn about desert flora.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008-3490
+1 480-941-1225
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Reviewed yesterday

I visited the Desert Botanical Garden on a somewhat cloudy Friday afternoon in November, which is a busy time of year because the temperatures are more moderate than in the summer season. In addition to 55,000 desert plants, there are reproductions of Native American dwellings,...More

Thank Peter_01039
Reviewed yesterday

We love the outdoors, so this was amazing to us. There are many trails to hike, a butterfly garden, and the chili and chocolate festival was going on while we were there. So that was a nice bonus. I would def recommend visiting The Desert...More

Thank Tracy-BO1
Reviewed yesterday

I like going here because it highlights not just cactus and succulents, but many other plants that are drought tolerant. I always find something new to learn about. The museum hosts many artistic events e.g. the ballet, and art objects displayed around the many sections.

Thank 411margaretb
Reviewed yesterday

Attended the DBG Dia De Las Muertos celebration and while there seemed to be a few less food vendors than previous years, there were still plenty vendors, lots of activities for the kids and wonderful stage performers to watch. We also stopped in the new...More

Thank 1Stark1
Reviewed 3 days ago

At least 3 hours to view everything. Some hills to walk up. Watch the ground as you walk as some of the sidewalks are easy to step off if you are in awe over the plants! The cultural area was really informative and intriguing. The...More

Thank surfnjesusfreak
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited during the holiday season, specifically to see LAS NOCHES DE LAS LUMINARIAS. The gardens and the event did NOT disappoint. The pathways were bordered by hand lit luminaria bags (I believe there were more than 7,000 - not that we counted)! The surrounding...More

Thank Kathleen P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visiting from the east coast we were really taken with the beauty of the Southwest landscape. The gardens are very well maintained and the docents are very friendly. We spent almost 3hrs walking the grounds and exploring the gardens. Highly recommend!

Thank RFFJ
Reviewed 3 days ago

We have been to the Desert Botanical Garden a few times before in the daytime, when it was very hot so this time we decided to come in the late afternoon as we noticed it was open until 8 PM. We got there around 3...More

Thank Julia W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful and fascinating. The butterfly building is extraordinary. The Restaurant, Gertrude's, is superb. Don't miss it!

Thank WenigerGottquatsch
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a wonderful day at the gardens. We started with a behind the scenes horticultural tour at 10am. The horticultural tour is only offered at 10, atleast that was true today. Edlyn was a great guide! We were done in time to go to...More

Thank plantbasedtraveler
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Glenda R
13 November 2017|
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Response from Suzan F | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think you’d want to go in the middle of the summer because it’s desert and hot. I suggest early morning.
Deborah W
16 October 2017|
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Response from TerryW2215 | Reviewed this property |
I do not know. I do not qualify so I never inquire about this discount. Sorry
10 October 2017|
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Response from Wendy S | Reviewed this property |
Yes the paths are very walkable and easily accessed by stroller or wheelchairs. We found several benches all shaded. I would have liked an umbrella also, but I’m British so found the direct sun hot even in the morning