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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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A must-see place if you are in Phoenix

The Desert Botanical Gardens capture the beauty of the desert in their wonderful layout a various... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Amazing variety of Cactus (Cacti)

This botanical garden will take up a good part of your day, loads of trails. I was most impressed... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Phoenix, 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: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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

The Desert Botanical Gardens capture the beauty of the desert in their wonderful layout a various desert Flora. They offer a free tour which I took and now I have become almost a "cactus expert." The staff at this facility, and I believe they're mostly...More

Thank Wildannie
Reviewed 2 days ago

This botanical garden will take up a good part of your day, loads of trails. I was most impressed with the huge variety of cactus but a little disappointed with lack of signage. (there are signs but many plants are unlabeled) Yes - it gets...More

Thank SleptThereAteThat
Reviewed 2 days ago

2 of us went on a Thursday evening in late September. The paths are very nice to walk on but be sure to have a map. Not that you'll get lost, but you may miss some things thinking you've already been there. AS eneving turned...More

Thank Joe V
Reviewed 2 days ago

Three senior ladies, two with some degree of disability, thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the garden. We had already observed a day or two of Arizona, finding ourselves constantly asking, "What is that plant?" and "Will that plant grow well in western Georgia?" and "Will...More

Thank Penelope B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Got there after a day of sales calls; arrived about an hour before sunset. Wonderful stroll as day turns to night, with beautiful walks, plants, birds, butterflies, sunset, and leaving under the blaze of Chiluly agave lights.And the suggestion to go to the edible garden...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 4 days ago

There's always something interesting going on at the gardens. Even when there are relatively few cacti flowering, it is wonderful place to walk around.

Thank Haig T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Loved the Chihuly at the entrance. Native plants with art work interspersed. A reminder that you are in the desert.

Thank Karen P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a great educational place to visit while you are in Phoenix. It takes about 3 hours to comfortably walk the whole park. The butterfly sanctuary was beautiful. There were plenty of different species of beautiful butterflies to see flying around in the garden...More

Thank Kcm1996
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I visited the garden with my family while they were here from Wisconsin. The garden was very beautiful. We went when the sun was going down and it was gorgeous, and enjoyable because it was the perfect temperature. Two of the trails do close once...More

Thank Kailee D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a great time walking around these gardens and seeing all the different plants and wildlife (which thankfully did not include tarantulas and snakes). We even spotted some owls sleeping in a tree.

Thank Stephg33NZ
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Deborah W
17 October 2017|
Response from Kailee D | Reviewed this property |
When I went I did not see anything for senior rates. I went with my grandma and she had to pay general admission.
11 October 2017|
Response from Whyme512 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are resting places along the way. They are not always benches but they may be parts of stone walls. I would advise bringing an umbrella, or a sun visor or a hat and water to drink along the way.
10 October 2017|
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Response from Marty P | Reviewed this property |
No coupon required. Monetary donations are accepted at the entrance gate. Only one Tuesday per month. Check the website to verify the date.

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