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Desert Botanical Garden

Desert Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden
Camelback East, Phoenix
  • Lindsay W.
    "The butterfly exhibit is borderline magical -definitely go."(10 Tips)
    Jacqueline H.
    "Second Tuesday of every month get free admission from 1p-8p!"(6 Tips)
    The Wall Street Journal
    "Home to an assortment of succulents and cacti"(4 Tips)
    Jon H.
    "Beautiful plants and scenery to check out."(4 Tips)
126 Tips and reviews
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  • cacti
  • sunsets
  • beautiful plants
  • desert plants
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  • Dorit C.
    Dorit C1 day ago
    very good overview of plants living in the vicinity, nice layout
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SvobodaJanuary 13
    While fun during the year, I highly recommend going during the luminaria display. Beautiful!
  • Josh A.
    Josh ANovember 22, 2016
    Awesome place for a hike or just a nice afternoon. Beautiful grounds. Some chihuly glass. Everything is in wonderful condition. Beautiful sunset.
  • Celebrities N' Bling
    Celebrities N' BlingNovember 1, 2016
    We lived 4 years in Phoenix. We visited many places but this attraction is breathtaking... !!! Fantastic !
  • Anthony D.
    Anthony DuranAugust 17, 2016
    A beautiful place that tries to educate the public about the rare and diverse desert life and tries to preserve it rather desertification and build mansions or cookie cutter homes on it. And the art!
  • Ashley Q.
    Ashley QuaileJune 11, 2016
    This place is amazing! We saw a lot of wildlife and beautiful desert plants from all over the world. The grounds are petty large too! The butterfly exhibit is not open currently as they are remodeling
  • Laura G A.
    Laura G AdamsJune 7, 2016
    Fun to go to anytime of the year, but little known fact is that the second Tuesday of every month is free admission!
  • CJ G.
    CJ GleesonMarch 23, 2016
    Very scenic, great ride
  • Cathy H.
    Cathy HammelMarch 22, 2016
    Great place to experience natural flora and fauna of Arizona. Awesome trails to for walking, cute gift shop, and good views of the mountains.
  • P D.
    P DahlgrenFebruary 19, 2016
    Very relaxing. Great for photography.
  • Natalia M.
    Natalia Morales TomaFebruary 15, 2016
    Check for activities before going ! There is always sth extra to do !
  • Lars L.
    Lars LarsonJanuary 14, 2016
    Fantastic collection of desert plants. Admission is high, though.
  • Ted S.
    Ted SadlowskiDecember 24, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything...desert loop trail gives you a great view of downtown Phoenix...friendly and very helpful staff...Gertrudes has some excellent beer and wines to finish off your visit
  • Pammy J.
    Pammy JohnsonDecember 19, 2015
    I went to the luminaries last night and the
  • mike b.
    mike b.November 28, 2015
    Absolutely beautiful. Don't miss it if you're in PHX and have a free afternoon!
  • Natalie
    NatalieNovember 2, 2015
    Stunning. During the summer is can get really warm so remember to drink plenty of water.
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongNovember 2, 2015
    Huge desert botanical garden! You'll spend a few hours here. Be sure to come here and catch the sunset. It's beautiful here!
  • Maria
    MariaJuly 6, 2015
    Relaxing late afternoon walk with a delicious supper at the resturaunt.
  • PureWow
    PureWowJune 22, 2015
    Rarely do we think of “botanical” and “desert” in the same phrase. For more than 70 years, the Desert Botanical Garden has shown the world the unique beauty of dry terrain. Read more
  • Ref L.
    Ref LMay 17, 2015
    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.
  • Timothy M.
    Timothy MöhleMay 9, 2015
    Cacti in all shapes and sizes.
  • Michael F.
    Michael FeldbushMay 3, 2015
    Members get in one hour before regular opening on Wednesdays and Sundays!
  • Mon S.
    Mon Sarmiento-rdsMarch 28, 2015
    Different Cactus, love the garden.
  • Mon S.
    Mon Sarmiento-rdsMarch 28, 2015
    Wedding Venue.
  • Nate E.
    Nate EulFebruary 9, 2015
    Read the signs, learn facts.
  • Jonathan
    JonathanJanuary 7, 2015
    Easy to navigate. You learn a lot about desert plants and animals.
  • Vanessa S.
    Vanessa ScottDecember 30, 2014
    Luminaria was great!
  • Niki
    NikiDecember 29, 2014
    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.
  • Charlie Allred S.
    Go the 2nd Tuesday of the month when it's free:)
  • Colin M.
    Colin MusselmanSeptember 7, 2014
    Best public bathrooms ever. They keep it freezing cold and clean. Stop by for a break to cool off while walking around.
  • 🌵Andrew K.
    A gift to our city. Amazing gardens, Great entertainment and incredible food at Gertrude's!
  • Bob S.
    Bob SouleAugust 12, 2014
    This is a great spot to hold a wedding and reception.
  • Brendan O.
    Brendan O'LearyAugust 9, 2014
    They have water fountains everywhere. Over by the sensory garden there's one of those fancy water bottle filling water fountains.
  • Jon H.
    Jon HernandezAugust 8, 2014
    Beautiful plants and scenery to check out. I recommend visiting at least once!
  • Kris S.
    Kris SobczakAugust 6, 2014
    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 Wall Street Journal
    Home to an assortment of succulents and cacti so extravagantly formed, a visit feels like a stroll through the pages of a Dr. Seuss book. Read more
  • Brett S.
    Brett SalisburyJuly 6, 2014
    The Luminarias exhibit featuring Chihuly is a fantastic exhibit and one worth seeing at night during the special late night showings.
  • Holiday B.
    Holiday Baker ManJuly 3, 2014
    Great place. AAA discount available. Bring water if it is hot!
  • Iza
    IzaMarch 30, 2014
    Difficult to get from town by public transportation- you either walk, or need to change buses at zoo. Weird.
  • Theo
    TheoFebruary 2, 2014
    Put your walking shoes on and go in the evening
  • Cleopatra M.
    Cleopatra MyersJanuary 19, 2014
    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.
  • JK G.
    JK GrenceDecember 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Zachary L.
    Zachary LittleNovember 26, 2013
    Free for active military.
  • Taylor G.
    Taylor GreenNovember 18, 2013
    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
  • N H.
    N HNovember 18, 2013
    They brought back the Chihuly exhibit, it's a must see! Such interesting and beautiful pieces of art.
  • Joshua H.
    Joshua HNovember 18, 2013
    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.
  • Jacob G.
    Jacob GoldsteinNovember 18, 2013
    One of the best date places in Arizona.
  • Stephanie M.
    Stephanie ManningNovember 18, 2013
    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.
  • Angela M.
    Angela MitchellNovember 17, 2013
    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.
  • Kimberly Q.
    Kimberly QuinonezNovember 16, 2013
    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.
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