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Desert Botanical Garden

#2 of 228 things to do in Phoenix Features Animals
1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008-3490
+1 480-941-1225
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Lovely Desert Oasis

I would highly recommend visiting this lovely oasis of plant life during other than peak summer... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Phoenix, Arizona
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Very peaceful, quite, beautiful walk. It's like walking through a cemetery only lots more dirt and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Phoenix, Arizona
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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 yesterday

I would highly recommend visiting this lovely oasis of plant life during other than peak summer season! They are good about opening very early in the day when our temps get over 100. I enjoyed all the lovely flora and learned a lot too. One...More

Thank mmmcboop
Reviewed yesterday

Very peaceful, quite, beautiful walk. It's like walking through a cemetery only lots more dirt and cactus.

Thank shelby19911
Reviewed yesterday

I had no idea what this gem was so close to my home. Garden? Botanical? Desert? Curious but always leery of these huge paces. I decided to take a girl there for what I thought might be just an afternoon of sights, fun, laughs, goodbye....More

Thank vivman13
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The DBG is a lovely place to walk among the cactus and the desert wonders. Whether you do a morning or afternoon the light in the garden constantly changes. The path ways are friendly and welcoming. I love to take my camera and enjoy every...More

Thank Ellen E
Reviewed 2 days ago

I've been to the Botanical Garden several times since moving to AZ. It is a wonderful display of Desert Plants that are drought tolerant. They offer many great events at various times of the year such as Christmas in the Garden with musical performances throughout...More

Thank JMC0005
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice walk through different cacti, agave, aloe and other desert plants. Even saw a roadrunner Very educational. Volunteers throughout the gardens helpful and knowledgeable. Went on a Sunday morning. So glad it opened early in the day

Thank Adonna T
Reviewed 2 days ago

Hard to describe the brain stimulus that comes pouring in from all the natural beauty of the Garden. It shows all visitors that the desert is indeed a place of color. How does this riot of life surge out of the dry ground? (Hint... just...More

Thank Joe L
Reviewed 2 days ago

Friday evening May 19,2017 we went to The Desert Botanical Garden for an evening concert by Blues Man Mike & The Blues Review Band. A perfect evening. Seeing the Botanical Garden in the evening as the sun sets is one of the best places to...More

Thank Clareguy
Reviewed 2 days ago

you learn so much just by walking around all the grounds.. especially good around December when they have special night light shows.

Thank 364bunny44
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very well kept, very good signage & descriptions, informative, enjoyable & educational with helpful staff. Lots of interesting goods in the gift shop (including some of the same plans shown in the gardens...but being Canadian visitors, we could not take any home) Restaurant served a...More

Thank 244clauss
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We will be visiting in early October what hours are you open? One place I saw 8AM and another 7AM.
21 May 2017|
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Response from Happytraveler97531 | Reviewed this property |
Today, May 22 it advertises as 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM. suggest you check their website Before you come as these may be summer hours so that those who want to avoid the heat can do so, In October the weather should be... More
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How much is the admission fee?
4 April 2017|
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Response from Michelle M | Property representative |
Admission into the Garden is $24.95 for adults.
Coming into town tomorrow. Plan on going to the gardens on Sunday. How long do you think we need to really enjoy the gardens?
1 April 2017|
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Response from Michelle M | Property representative |
Depending on how much time you spend on each trail most guest experience the Garden between 1 and 3 hours.