We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Desert Botanical Garden

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008-3490
Phone Number:
+1 480-941-1225
Website
Today
08:00 - 20:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description:

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 5,845 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 4277
    Excellent
  • 1136
    Very good
  • 202
    Average
  • 53
    Poor
  • 25
    Terrible
A Garden Like No Other

This is a Must-See attraction if you are visiting the Phoenix area. Beautifully landscaped, special events, and an array of vegetation from the Sonoran Desert and beyond, this... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Lisa H
Add Photo Write a Review

5,845 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 5,693: English reviews
Level Contributor
16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a Must-See attraction if you are visiting the Phoenix area. Beautifully landscaped, special events, and an array of vegetation from the Sonoran Desert and beyond, this garden is truly exceptional. Plan to spend several hours at the garden, wear plenty of sunscreen and a hat. There is a very nice restaurant, Gertrude's as well as a more informal... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lisa H
Nisswa, Minnesota
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful & interesting place to visit. Don't forget to notice the marvelous Chihuly glass sculptures as you come to the entrance.

Helpful?
Thank Mary H
Columbus, Ohio
Level Contributor
20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I seen a few gardens in Palm Springs, Tucson, Hawaii and Florida, but this was the most unique one ever. The cactus plants were numerous varieties, flowering types to many to mention. The cultures were beautiful and you are meet by some Chihuly glass cactus. Beautiful.

Helpful?
Thank sxmloverx2
Tempe, Arizona
Level Contributor
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a great time walking through the colorful plethora of blossoming cacti & desert plants at the beautiful Desert Botanical Garden! Highly recommended!

Helpful?
Thank Smerrill77
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing visit to the gardens. Absolutely stunning plants and choice of cactus, we loved it. Gertrude's the restaurant was great and with a choice of trails to visit there is something for everyone. Was disappointed that we would miss the opening of the new Butterfly exhibition ! Thoroughly recommend to go.

Helpful?
Thank Caroline S
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level Contributor
26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the second time we toured this garden. It is a very unique place with lots of cactus and other desert plants. Nice walk when the temp was in the 70's. saw a covey of quail at one point.

Helpful?
Thank gfguntli
Gorham, Maine
Level Contributor
27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent about 4 hours there mid day, the weather was perfect, light breeze and in the upper 60's. we could have spent two days there looking at everything. We had one in our party that is wheelchair bound and found the dirt paths were easy enough to get around. The paved were better of course. The vast amount of... More 

Helpful?
Thank Carbondog
Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been going to the DBG since a 5th grade field trip more than 30 years ago. Its been wonderful to see it expand and grow over the years. I recommend it to everyone who visits phoenix. its wonderful to visit when the weather is nice, but even when its hot there is something to offer. Hot creosote releases... More 

Helpful?
Thank alicekl2017
Minnesota
Level Contributor
124 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our visit here was terrific. It is an oasis in the city. The stark beauty of the desert comes alive in several enjoyable loops. It can be accomplished in a couple of easy hours but it is worth a half day. Lunch at the restaurant was a special surprise. The food and service was top notch. Go in the morning... More 

Helpful?
Thank gunflint1
Seaford
Level Contributor
353 reviews
149 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This botanical garden features plants from the desert area, and there are many beautiful exhibits and several trails to walk. The place is really beautiful and well worth the trip if you are in the Phoenix area. These gardens are also excellent for birdwatching -- there are many Gambel quails there, and I saw a roadrunner too. There is a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Andi55_13

Travellers who viewed Desert Botanical Garden also viewed

Phoenix, Central Arizona
 
Phoenix, Central Arizona
Phoenix, Central Arizona
 

Been to Desert Botanical Garden? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Desert Botanical Garden and other visitors
36 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (36)

Questions? Get answers from Desert Botanical Garden staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?