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Desert Botanical Garden

#2 of 229 things to do in Phoenix Features Animals
1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008-3490
+1 480-941-1225
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I visited this beautiful garden in the blazing hot summer sun. Yes, the heat was intense but so was... read more

Reviewed yesterday
St. John's, Canada
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For Phoenix it was not too hot but surprisingly humid. That was the only downside of our visit. We... read more

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Jenny O
Sun City West, Arizona
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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: 07:00 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008-3490
+1 480-941-1225
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I visited this beautiful garden in the blazing hot summer sun. Yes, the heat was intense but so was the stark beauty of this garden. I had no idea there were so many types of cacti or that they all flowered! There was a lovely...More

Thank NFGal
Reviewed yesterday

For Phoenix it was not too hot but surprisingly humid. That was the only downside of our visit. We were met by a wonderfully knowledgeable volunteer on entry and she gave us helpful tips on what to look for. We saw all three varieties of...More

Thank Jenny O
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Never went in, but would have learned quite a bit. As a Master Gardener, I'm always up to learn more and desert plants are mostly new to me - but there were no prices advertised or reviewed below the annual subscription fee of $25, so...More

Thank MrSmitcher
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I've been going to the Desert Botanical Gardens since I was a kid, and it's always a favorite...in the winter months, anyway. This latest visit was in opening day of the new Butterfly exhibit, and that is just an amazing place to sit and contemplate...More

Thank AZVagabonder
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Being from the Midwest I was fascinated by the desert plants and flowers. There were different areas to visit with places to rest in the shade. The day we were there included a butterfly exhibit which was fascinating. They also have a good onsite cafe...More

Thank Kathy D
Reviewed 2 days ago

I've never been to a dessert botanical garden ... the weather was awesome but after awhile I did get a bit too warm .... dry heat or not .. I wish i'd brought water. but so enjoyed my visit . very interesting. I'd done many...More

Thank chattygirl7491
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This self guided tour was awesome except for the unbearable heat. I highly recommend it to tourists but check the weather first. Even at night when the temperature is still hovering around 95 it is draining to walk the nearly 2 mile path around the...More

Thank SouthSideSockMonkey
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We live in Scottsdale and always take our guests here. We always learn new things from the wonderful volunteers. The plants and displays are wonderful. Highly recommend this garden.

Thank Jasper23333
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Gardens are a magical place for me. I have taken classes, attended drawing workshops and learn each time I go. It's a great place to wander through, listen to music and spend time with family and friends.

Thank Melissa E
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited the Botanical Gardens on one of it's 'free days' - The second Tuesday of the month. We went at 8am due to the heat in June. I'm glad we did because it's all walking and not too much shade. It was just an...More

Thank christine_z_00
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Arianna H
25 May 2017|
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Response from shelby19911 | Reviewed this property |
california is huge......lol, most likley 4 to 6 hour drive. But its worth it. you can check out all the great stuff along the way. Stop at the truck stops, they have great food, indian souveners, and showers if you need... More
21 May 2017|
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Response from Michelle M | Property representative |
From May-September the Garden is open 7 a.m.-8 a.m. October-April the hours are 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
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3 April 2017|
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Response from Michelle M | Property representative |
Admission into the Garden is $24.95 for adults.