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Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix

Desert Botanical Garden - Phoenix, Arizona
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Desert Botanical Garden
1201 North Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008Map
+1 480 941 1225
Neighborhood: Central Phoenix
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As its names suggests, this outdoor museum showcases desert plants—and not just those native to the American Southwest. Among the succulents that adorn the garden’s 50-acre grounds are endangered desert species from around the world, including Daliesque trees from North Africa and cactuses from South America. You’ll get the most out of the garden on a docent-guided tour, and nighttime flashlight tours are offered from May through August. The Desert Botanical Garden is nestled among the red sandstone buttes of Papago Park, also home to leisurely hiking trails and the Phoenix Zoo.

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By Jakob | Posted 04/07/12
  The cost of entry is a bit pricey but if you come to see desert botany then this is the definitive place. I first visited this while attending a class at Mesa community college. The class was about environmental biology. I was never a "green" guy but the class and the garden made me much more aware of the subject. My family thoroughly enjoyed the place especially with the assignments from my class. It really gave us a better understanding of the plant and animal life associated with the park. Enjoy it is worth the price of admission!...   Read More
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Desert Botanical Garden General Information
  • Open Hours: Oct to Apr - Monday to Sunday from 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM, May to Sep - Monday to Sunday from 07:00 AM to 08:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Parks, Gardens & Cemeteries
  • Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, amex, visa
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