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Discover the tranquil vibrancy of desert plants nestled amid the red rocks of the Papago Buttes. Visitors can stroll through five thematic trails to explore the fascinating beauty of the Sonoran Desert, from towering cacti and alluring succulents to...more
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This botanical garden provided a very pleasant way to spend our last day in the Phoenix area. We had a beautiful two hour walk through the well thought out paths and a trails in the gardens. This was a perfect way to experience the desert...More
If you are new to the Sonoran desert, this is a great place to start. The docents were very helpful and informative, and, it is worth your while to take a tour with one of the guides. Proceed on your own pace and enjoy.
Beautiful desert setting with opportunities to learn about desert flora, hike the nearby hole in the rock mountain, and enjoy a unique light show—cactus in color, at dusk and after dark. Birding too is worthwhile in the mornings since the garden is on a main...More
We went to the Desert Botanical Gardens in late morning. It was warm outside in the gardens, so we didn't linger, but thoroughly enjoyed the walk. The paths are well marked, as are the plants. We went inside the butterfly house - not to be...More
My first visit to the Botanical Garden was shortly after moving to the Phoenix area in my efforts to venture out and explore new places. There are guided tours available but I chose to explore the well mapped trails throughout the garden on my own....More
We went in the evening and they had lights to music. It was very dark but so cool to see the lights and the music. It was beautiful. We never got to see the gardens in the day time, but will go again when in...More
If you wish to know the plants of Arizona, go to the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix......Its not only very informative and educational, but beautiful.....we had a night light show, and it was wonderful.....Walking is great, and its easy to get to.