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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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Very Pleasant

Fun day,the kids enjoyed the butterflies very much,and the trails and walkways were fun to walk... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Phoenix, Arizona
Just beautiful!!

We loved our visit and learned so much about plants of the desert. The gardens are beautifully kept... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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: 07:00 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008-3490
+1 480-941-1225
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Fun day,the kids enjoyed the butterflies very much,and the trails and walkways were fun to walk through.

1  Thank cherylamcardle
Reviewed 2 days ago

We loved our visit and learned so much about plants of the desert. The gardens are beautifully kept and so peaceful. It was a hot day, but there were many shady spots to stop to cool off and there are lots of water stations along...More

Thank Q7903TKjuliev
Reviewed 3 days ago

We absolutely love the Desert Botanical Grdens! Whether it's taking a course in time lapse photography or enjoying the beauty of the gardens, we love spending time walking among the interesting vegetation in the Grdens. Special guest artists that display their works amnesty tbe beautiful...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Puh, it was hot the day we visited and the many water bottle filling stations were very much appreciated. Despite having a pamphlet I found the layout of the trails confusing and I would have liked better signage, especially "to the exit" signs.The variety of...More

Thank ukusa2155
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a magical location! We love the exhibits and always like when they have jazz on site. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Janay J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's really hot on August -even at night, but if you have enough water and stay on the trails, you can learn a lot about Arizona 's flora and fauna. And at night you can look for scorpions with a black light (and get out...More

Thank Ncrist-see
Reviewed 4 days ago

This place is easy to find and a wonder to see. The varieties of plants, mostly cactus, are numerous and the sections of the trails around the gardens are well marked and in several places include water stations - very much needed and appreciated in...More

Thank Anne B
Reviewed 4 days ago

I was in Scottsdale for a conference and took the rest of the week to explore all over Arizona. A few people told me that the botanical garden was a must-see, and I'm definitely glad I paid a visit. I was there for close to...More

Thank MattyBoh
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the desert. Nice displays. Go in late afternoon when the sun angles on the cactus and then stay for sunset.

Thank Michelle M
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very beautiful, but we only made it through 1/2 of it as it was much too hot. Recommend that you visit in winter months.

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28 August 2017|
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Response from Matli51 | Reviewed this property |
The Botanical Gardens did not have a specific area dedicated to hummingbirds, although they are attracted to the flowers blooming there. There is a Hummingbird Society in Sedona Arizona. They sponsor an annual hummingbird... More
22 August 2017|
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Response from Rose D | Reviewed this property |
Plenty of parking, handicapped also available.
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26 May 2017|
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Response from shelby19911 | Reviewed this property |
california is huge......lol, most likley 4 to 6 hour drive. But its worth it. you can check out all the great stuff along the way. Stop at the truck stops, they have great food, indian souveners, and showers if you need... More