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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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Beautiful

My friend and I had visited the zoo and decided to visit the botanical garden, too. We enjoyed it... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Andrea I
Love this place

We visit the Botanical Gardens at least once every year. The pathways through the various... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Rose M
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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: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008-3490
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My friend and I had visited the zoo and decided to visit the botanical garden, too. We enjoyed it! It's very large and I had no idea there were so many different types of cacti! We saw hummingbirds and it was absolutely magical. Recommend, but...More

Thank Andrea I
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visit the Botanical Gardens at least once every year. The pathways through the various organized gardens are color coded, so you can easily follow the provided map. We are usually here in the winter months, so there are not many plants in bloom, but...More

1  Thank Rose M
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Desert Botanical Garden is a wonderful and uniquely Arizona place to visit and appreciate; but when we attended the last night of Las Noches de las Luminarias which is when the area and plants are lit so you can appreciate this environment at night...More

Thank EGRap
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This garden is nicely done and well maintained but there is nothing really special about the place. Even Using the map, the layout is confusing. The map noted numbered places but we never found any numbers for association purposes. The plants are nice and well...More

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent several hours wandering the trails - even though it is Winter & only remnants of the desert flowers remain, it is still wonderful to see as the number & variety of plants in general are amazing! Who knew there were so many varieties!...More

Thank Sue T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A friend and I from the midwest and really wanted to see what the desert has to offer in terms of plants. This was an awesome day trip. We showed up shortly after lunch and stayed til right before dinner. It was a really great...More

Thank MattB1993
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was very interesting and informative. There are guided tours, a restaurant, and gift shop. Restrooms are very clean.

Thank Janet E
Reviewed 4 days ago

The winter months is a wonderful time to the Desert Botanical Garden because it is not too hot to walk around. The Jan Kaneko was nice. Enjoyed going in November because the butterfly tent was still open and there were so many different types of...More

Thank Gracie_mas
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited here in November with my daughter. The weather was perfect. I forget what day it was but it happened to be free admission- but they accepted donations. The gardens are beautiful. We spent a few hours meandering. The gardens were busy but we never...More

Thank BeachHavenShaneo
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We started off at lunch at Gertrude’s, the on-site restaurant. The signs to the garden, are in small print, on N Galvin Rd, but the sign for Gertrude’s is more visible. What a special place, created in Phoenix in 1939. They have scooters for rent,...More

1  Thank alice w
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AprilFool27
13 January 2018|
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Response from alice w | Reviewed this property |
3 hours, plus more to enjoy a meal here. People are casually strolling, even sitting in the various gardens. It’s a nice place for quiet break from traveling.
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Rick D
8 January 2018|
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Response from 383debraa | Reviewed this property |
Garden admission is free on Community Day, the second Tuesday of every month. This is on their website.
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Devon_Peyton
7 January 2018|
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Response from 383debraa | Reviewed this property |
No free admission day. No special rate for seniors.
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