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Desert Botanical Garden

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Address: 1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008-3490
Phone Number: +1 480-941-1225
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Located in Papago Park, these gardens offer visitors an opportunity to...

Located in Papago Park, these gardens offer visitors an opportunity to learn about desert flora.

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We came here because our 24 year old daughter loves cactus. We learned the names of many desert plants and cactus varieties. It was much larger than we expected. Some cactus... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We came here because our 24 year old daughter loves cactus. We learned the names of many desert plants and cactus varieties. It was much larger than we expected. Some cactus were planted in 1939 so they were enormous. I would like to return and take the guided tour.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We are members, as we love to go! The luminarios are great, but my favorite is the Chihuly display, and I think it was Monroe glass this year. The butterfly exhibit is awesome as well. Just a beautiful place to wander (when it's not too hot!)

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scottsdale
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well worth the visit. Beautiful marked walkways take you thru the desert botanical gardens. Never realized how many cactus there were. Huge variety of plants,trees and blooms Butterfly gardens and tent on site Many places to sit and take in the beauty and enjoy the desert and mountain setting The Botanical gardens also has many special events that run year... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Desert Botanical Garden is a must see in Phoenix! It is relaxing, entertaining and informative all at the same time. Visitors are given a excellent overview of the flora and fauna of the deserts of the southwest. We visited in the winter and were surprised at the beauty of the various plants.

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Long Island, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our family went to see the Luminaries holiday show. The paths were dark, so we couldn't appreciate the cactus and other plantings, but the entertainment throughout the garden was lovely. We enjoyed hand bell ringers, brass quintet and mariachi dancers. The warm drinks being sold were very good. It was a lovely way to spend an evening during our vacation... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This botanical garden is well worth visiting. If you are interested in learning about the vegetation of the desert here is the place to visit. This was our first trip to Arizona and the best introduction to the plants of the desert that we could imagine. We took a guided tour of the gardens and learned so much. Besides the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a fun place! Beautifully organized and loved the cactus. Amazing place and worth the stop and the price.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A visit to the Phoenix Botanical Garden is like taking a magical journey through a wonderful desert oasis filled with a countless varities of cacti, desert plants and tropical fauna. Paved path guide you through many different topographies, forests of various shaped cacti and exotic forms of animal life. The Botanical Garden also offers tours led by knowledgeble docents, experts... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Desert Botanical Garden was one of our top destinations while in Scottsdale. We weren't prepared for what we saw and experienced. It was absolutely amazing and exceeded expectations! Our tour guide Gene was terrific, and was excellent with all ages in our group. The plants were stunning and the garden design and displays were fabulous. Glad we didn't miss... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I took in the Botanical Gardens since we both love the desert and wanted to see what the gardens had to offer - A LOT!! From the Chihuly artwork to the many varieties of cacti, trees, bushes, flowering vines and such, this gorgeous oasis in the middle of Phoenix is not to be missed. You WILL love... More 

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