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Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix
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1201 N. Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, Arizona 85008
+1 (480) 941 1225
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Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix


Photo by Adam Rodriguez, courtesy of Desert Botanical Garden

The Desert Botanical Garden is a top ten Phoenix attraction, even for families. It boasts the world's largest collection of desert plants in a natural setting and the garden's dynamic events schedule includes many programs specifically geared to children. Tour the galleries and gardens. Take to the trails. See cacti, succulents, and wildflowers. Spot desert plants in bloom. Find out how Arizona's early inhabitants used plants for food, fiber and medicine. Pick up a Cacti Quest, geared to children aged 8 to 11, and turn a visit into a hunt for nature. Participate in a family program and, in addition to learning about flora, make crafts and have fun. Plan your trip to coincide with one of the many special events, such as the annual Las Noches de las Luminarias, and experience the gardens differently.
Getting There
The Desert Botanical Garden is located at 1201 N. Galvin Parkway in Phoenix and is situated within Papago Park.
Hours & Times
The gardens are open daily 7:00-20:00 May through September and 8:00-20:00 October through April. Closed July 4, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas day. Consult the calendar of events for dates and times of family programs and special events, such as Music in the Garden and Las Noches de las Luminaries.
Admission & Fees
Admission charged. Reduced rates for children aged 3 - 18. Children under 3 years of age are free of charge. Admission is free to all on the second Tuesday of each month from 13:00 - 20:00.
Things to Keep in Mind
Cacti Quest brochures are available for free at the entrance. The gardens have a café and garden shop.
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