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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 taste of Arizona horticulture

Spent the afternoon. Lovely gardens. The art thrown in was a plus. Made me want to buy yucca for my... read more

Reviewed today
Boise, Idaho
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Lovely place to wander. Thinks it’s a little expensive. Great and helpful staff. Easy to Get to... read more

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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 today via mobile

Spent the afternoon. Lovely gardens. The art thrown in was a plus. Made me want to buy yucca for my yard in Idaho

Thank ShellyJ23
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely place to wander. Thinks it’s a little expensive. Great and helpful staff. Easy to Get to and easy parking. Crowded when we were there but easy to Roam around

Thank Laerwin
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you are in the Phoenix area you must see the Desert Botanical Gardens! We enjoyed every trail, but our favorites were Plants and People which focused on the Native American interaction with the cacti. We also loved the wildflower trail. You need to ask...More

Thank GrandmaSue13
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As Canadians having only seen the American Southwest in movies we were completely blown away by the beauty and variety of cactuses displayed here. The garden is immaculately maintained with knowledgeable guides throughout. Our 9 & 11 year old granddaughters enjoyed the gardens, great for...More

Thank KPinAB
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Arrived early-ish, at 9:00am, which was great because it meant very few other visitors. Also, the light is great in the morning - so it made for a very serene ambiance. Staff and volunteers were super friendly and helpful. So many different desert plans -...More

Thank superfritzi
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Never realized how beautiful cactus could be! We visited later in the afternoon which means we were there for gorgeous sunset with the cactus in front-made a very picturesque setting! Hundreds of different varieties! A must see!

Thank Christine A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a pleasant garden to visit and explore. The variety of plants and animals are amazing. The outdoor patio has good food at reasonable prices.

Thank Blain H
Reviewed yesterday

This was a highlight of our trip to Phoenix. It's beautifully laid-out and extremely informative. We wondered why there were so many people there when we arrived, but just by chance we were there on the second Tuesday of the month, when admission is free....More

Thank BillBC
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Yup, you guessed it. If you like the cactus plant, look no further. Big ones, little ones, soft prickles, killer sharp needles, flowering, tequila making agave ones, they have it all. But that is pretty much it. The grounds are beautiful, but lets be honest,...More

Thank Dr-JonnyB
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very expensive but beautiful--you have to ask for senior discount & only $5 less for the 2 of us, but all day admission

Thank Don L. M
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30 January 2018|
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Response from karenv1959 | Reviewed this property |
the gardens are open 8 am to 8 pm
Burton E
22 January 2018|
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Response from tmatteo57 | Reviewed this property |
Open daily but check the website - some days they have early closures and some areas of the garden may be closed for upgrades and work.
14 January 2018|
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Response from alostyankee | Reviewed this property |
I would agree with three hours.