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Desert Botanical Garden

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Address: 1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008-3490
Phone Number:
+1 480-941-1225
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08:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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.

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My favorite place to walk

Bird watch, view the mountains from the highest trail. Listen to the desert and read from the terrance. And if Chihilly is on exhibit, NEVER MISS IT. Sadly, it isnt there this... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Meg D
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Ames, Iowa
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Ames, Iowa
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Bird watch, view the mountains from the highest trail. Listen to the desert and read from the terrance. And if Chihilly is on exhibit, NEVER MISS IT. Sadly, it isnt there this year...

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Thank Meg D
Pincher Creek, Canada
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was beautiful to see. You get a great idea of what "life" grows in the desert. Very pretty. Would have loved to see during the months when things are in bloom!

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Castlegar, British Columbia, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wow this garden is absolutely beautiful!!! Went on free Tuesday - think admission is rather steep!! Well taken care of and great to have the numerous volunteers offering information throughout the gardens.

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Thank DDDenham
Zionsville, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Desert Botanical Garden has an amazing amount of cactus and other plants. The trails are easy and the atmosphere relaxing. A definite must see!

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Thank uneeck65
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We truly enjoyed ourselves! Beautiful garden very clean and well taken care of .Very friendly staff. A must see in Phoenix.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

As a visitor unfamiliar with the desert flora this was so very interesting and informative. The gardens are well laid out with lots of options for every energy level and accessibility need. The docents are fantastic as is all the signage. There are many places to sit and relax and the scenery is breathtaking.

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1 Thank bradleyp667
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

To be honest it was pretty boring! It would probably be a cool place if you like plants and take pictures of plants. $20/per person was a little high for a 30 min walk through of the garden. Not our thing

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Thank Ryan L
Michelle M, Manager at Desert Botanical Garden, responded to this review

I’m sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy your time at the Garden. Any time you are at the Garden and not having the experience you expected, please speak to a staff member or return to admissions and give us the opportunity to correct it. If we can’t, we’re happy to refund your money. If you would still like a... More 

Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a must see if you are visiting from out of state. It is expensive to get in and if you go during a special event, crowds are large and difficult to maneuver through due to dirt paths that can be narrow. Food at the restaurant, Gertrud's, is excellent but very expensive! The best time to visit is during... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an all time favorite for me and the family. It is a favorite for anyone living or visiting the valley. Membership has its privileges that can be enjoyed throughout the year with very good dining spots.

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1 Thank Stephen H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a must see when in Phoenix. Has an amazing array of desert plant life in many different exhibits. A wonderful way to spend at least half a day.

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