Desert Botanical Gardens
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 80%Local Culture
- 67%Green Travelers
- 67%Art & Design Lovers
- 63%Adventure Travelers
- 63%Family Travelers
- 59%Budget Travelers
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- Desert Botanical Gardens
- Desert Botanical GardensDec 29, 2013
This is a relatively large system of gardens featuring plants from the Southwest US and into Mexico. Their collection of small cacti is particularly good. Except for the first part of the park, their is little shade for the trails, so cover should be worn during the summer time.
- Desert Botanical GardensMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Aug 15, 2013
The Desert Botanical Garden should be on everybody’s list when visiting Phoenix. It gives you a preview of desert plants in a comfort of well-maintained garden. You get to see so many unusual species of cacti – all forms, shapes, sizes. You may also spot a few interesting birds, small animals and butterflies. The views of surrounding area come as an extra bonus.Recommended for:
- Desert Botanical GardensJun 25, 2013
Located right next to the Phoenix Zoo and is a very tranquil, interesting place. You can walk around the desert and learn all about the plants found native to Arizona. Its beautiful at night and especially at night during the holidays since they have a special luminaries display along the grounds and local musicians.Recommended for:
- Desert Botanical GardensMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 12Jun 18, 2014
Believe it or not, there are soooo many varieties of succulents, and a lot of them are gorgeous and awe inspiring. I was originally hesitant to go, but in the end I was glad I made the trip out here.Recommended for:
- Desert Botanical GardensJun 12, 2013
Always a must see, especially if you wonder what does grow in Arizona, in spite of our reputation as a desert only. There is a lot more than meets the eye to Arizona. This is a great way to experience the outside even if you don't want to travel far to do it. Once there you also have to try Gertrude's or the Patio for a meal or beverage.
- Desert Botanical GardensMay 28, 2013
This is located south and a little west of Old Town Scottsdale. But is it a must see if you enjoy the desert flora. They have desert plants from all of the Americas. You are in the desert - bring water.
And then you can visit Old Town for lunch after. What a wonderful day!
- Desert Botanical GardensMay 16, 2013
This a great place to visit for a day trip. I went there last weekend and there was a butterfly exhibit and there are also a wide array of desert plants. If you plan this trip, go early in the a.m. as it gets hot in the afternoon. Bring good walking shoes and enjoy the flora.
- Desert Botanical GardensMay 05, 2013
The most accessible way to experience the beauty and complexity of the Arizona desert landscape is visit to the Desert Botanical Gardens. Here you are able to discover the vast array of living cactus without ever suffering a prickly attack. Some deliciously different flower is always in bloom. An endless variety of songbirds serenade your meanderings. Tired, there is excellent outdoor dining. Want to learn, there are always exhibits to review. And yes, the museum offers classes, outstanding musicians visit and play. In short, this is an outdoor museum not to be missed at any time of the year.
- Desert Botanical GardensMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Mar 21, 2013
absolutely beautiful. The best part about this, in my opinion, is that so much is outside. Where I live the weather gets in the way so much that most of a garden is inside. The sun and the plants are amazing.
- Desert Botanical GardensFeb 05, 2013
When I went to the gardens, they were featuring the amazing glass sculptures by Dale Chihuly. The Garden itself is gorgeous but these pieces were so great the way the were incorporated into the landscape. Not sure if they are still there now, but worth seeing if they are. In the winter, towards the holidays they have Las Noches de las Luminarias. After dark, all the parthways in the garden are lit with paper bag luminary candles. A unique way to get into the holiday spirit.
- Desert Botanical GardensJul 04, 2012
Beautiful place to visit, and a different kind of beauty for those who aren't used to seeing deserts (like myself). Learned a lot about cacti from taking the free guided tour. Apparently April is a beautiful time to go because a lot of the cactus are in bloom.
- Desert Botanical GardensFirst to ReviewJul 04, 2012
I can't imagine another botanical garden featuring as many succulents as this one. If you like cactus, this is the place! Beautiful grounds, plenty of water fountains and shade, and an incredible variety of cacti and desert plants from all around the world! Highly recommended.