Stunning. During the summer is can get really warm so remember to drink plenty of water.
Huge desert botanical garden! You'll spend a few hours here. Be sure to come here and catch the sunset. It's beautiful here!
Relaxing late afternoon walk with a delicious supper at the resturaunt.
It's pretty amazing. The abundance of desert Cactus and flowers. It's organized well and looks amazing. Top that off with all the wonderful smells of the leaves and flowers. A must visit.
Cacti in all shapes and sizes.
Members get in one hour before regular opening on Wednesdays and Sundays!
Different Cactus, love the garden.
Beautiful scenery for sure.
Read the signs, learn facts.
Easy to navigate. You learn a lot about desert plants and animals.
Luminaria was great!
def worth the price to see the luminarias. absolutely beautiful to walk the paths at night, drink a warm beverage, and listen to the live music.
Go the 2nd Tuesday of the month when it's free:)
Best public bathrooms ever. They keep it freezing cold and clean. Stop by for a break to cool off while walking around.
A gift to our city. Amazing gardens, Great entertainment and incredible food at Gertrude's!
This is a great spot to hold a wedding and reception.
They have water fountains everywhere. Over by the sensory garden there's one of those fancy water bottle filling water fountains.
Beautiful plants and scenery to check out. I recommend visiting at least once!
Beautiful to just walk around in. Seeing all the different cacti from all around the world is really cool to see. Never knew there were so many different types.
The Luminarias exhibit featuring Chihuly is a fantastic exhibit and one worth seeing at night during the special late night showings.
Great place. AAA discount available. Bring water if it is hot!
Difficult to get from town by public transportation- you either walk, or need to change buses at zoo. Weird.
Put your walking shoes on and go in the evening
Great place to visit while visiting AZ. It was so beautiful and peaceful. There was a brief sand storm, but it passed quickly w/no concerns.
Coming for Noches de las Luminarias? Arrive as close to opening as you can, and drink it all in as slowly as possible. Dare to put away your camera, and enjoy the moment for what it is.
Free for active military.
The butterfly exhibit is one of the coolest things at the Gardens.You get to interact with the as they land on you. I think it is only in the spring though
They brought back the Chihuly exhibit, it's a must see! Such interesting and beautiful pieces of art.
One of the most unique places in the Tempe/Scottsdale area. You don't realize all the unique plant life in the desert until you visit. Some of the attractions are seasonal, Spring is best.
One of the best date places in Arizona.
Chihuly is back! Even if you aren't a fan of the traditional botanical garden experience you should go to see his work. It is amazing. I recommend a seeing it both during the day and night.
If you're new to the valley, this is a great way to see what AZ has to offer in botany. Go during the day to see it, but visit it at night during the holidays for Luminaries-fun place to walk around.
Gorgeous and magical at sunset. Enjoy & experience the beauty of the desert at this wonderful place. There is a great restaurant to grab dinner and a wonder gift shop to take a little piece with you.
The butterfly exhibit is borderline magical -definitely go. The gardens are really well-maintained, especially when I went during the Chihuly exhibit. I'm not a huge fan of the desert but I enjoy it.
I am excited for the Chihuly exhibit as well as the Las Noches de Las Luminarias for the holidays. It is going to be so beautiful. I saw the Chihuly last time it was there and it was breath taking.
This place is beautiful. Even when it is hot out there is a lot of shade and the environment grabs your attention.
Don't forget the sun screen
Mesa public library has free passes to the botanical garden, zoo and mist of the museum's in the valley.
Discover the natural beauty of the Sonoran desert with a trip to the nearby Desert Botanical Garden where more than 50,000 arid-land plants live.
Don't do this in the heat of day like we did but do visit because it's spectacular.
Dusciunt tucjets fir students and children three and under are free
This place is beautiful, a must see. It may cost a little to get in just to see some desert flowers, but it is worth it. The colors and the exhibits, but go at night, the flashlight tour, Great.
Be prepared to walk a little, but there are some beautiful plants and desert life, stuff u don't see in the city areas. Evening/dusk is perfect, especially once it's a little cooler. Worth a trip.
Green thumbs love wandering through the rare agave and aloe varieties.
Nice place to go...lots of walking and taking in scenery.
Maybe bring an umbrella for those 104• days
If you want to experience how the desert are like this is the perfect spot to go without leaving the city. Don't miss it