Moorten Botanical Garden And Cactarium

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  • Address: 1701 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264, United States
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-7603276555
  • Ticket Price: 4 USD
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Trail, Botanical Garden, Family And Kids

Establishes by Chester “Cactus Slim: Moorten and wife Patricia Moorten in 1938, the garden is now owned and operated by their son Clark Moorten. It exhibits a classic collection of more than 3000 varieties of plants designed in concentrated habitats along a natural trail. The garden also has a special exhibition of rare plants and it is known as ‘The Cactarium- a word coined by the Moortens.

The visitors can take a tour through the garden, learn about the bio-diversity offered in the garden and also purchase seeds and saplings at the nursery.

The garden is also used as a venue for private events and weddings. Set in the garden itself, is the Mediterranean style home of the Moorten family known as the Cactus castle. Often described as a haven of tranquility, the house represents the charm of old Palm Springs.

Entrance Ticket Details For Moorten Botanical Garden And Cactarium

  • Children (ages 5-15yrs) : 2 USD
  • Children Under 5 : Free

How to Reach Moorten Botanical Garden And Cactarium

  • Bus 111

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  • Moorten Botanical Garden And Cactarium Address: 1701 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264, United States
  • Moorten Botanical Garden And Cactarium Contact Number: +1-7603276555
  • Moorten Botanical Garden And Cactarium Timing: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Moorten Botanical Garden And Cactarium Price: 4 USD
  • Best time to visit Moorten Botanical Garden And Cactarium(preferred time): 10:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Moorten Botanical Garden And Cactarium: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 46.93% of people who visit Palm Springs include Moorten Botanical Garden And Cactarium in their plan

  • 36.73% of people start their Moorten Botanical Garden And Cactarium visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Moorten Botanical Garden And Cactarium

Monday, Friday and Sunday

92.62% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Moorten Botanical Garden And Cactarium

People normally club together Agua Caliente Indian Canyons and Idyllwild Park while planning their visit to Moorten Botanical Garden And Cactarium.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Moorten Botanical Garden And Cactarium Reviews & Ratings

  • Had a great time at this botanical garden with a group of friends! $5 per person and so worth it! So many impressive plants divided into geographical regions. Turtles and doves. They also have a nursery with handmade pots for purchase. Dog allowed on leash. Had a great time and bought a beautiful pot!

  • This is a 1/2hr stop max. For 5 bucks it feels like a bit of a rip off, but hopefully the money goes to a good cause. All the interesting plants are not labeled. In fact it felt like 3/4 of them were not labeled, if your paying for a botanical garden experience... I feel like they’re missing out on educating the public. The plants for sale are typical desert nursery finds, would be cool if they propagated and sold the rare plants, then the prices would make more sense.

  • very quaint historical desert garden set in the middle of a residential neighborhood. There's a very peaceful vibe to the place and I love the very organic patterns of light and dark that play thru the gardens.

  • We really wanted to come here and planned to make it happen but they were closed and there was a sign that said they’re on summer hours and only open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Please correct your hours!

  • Add this little $5 outing to your Palm Springs to do list! Moorten is pretty small and digestible as far as botanical gardens go--you could easily see everything in less than an hour. Peruse the grounds for lots of cool desert plants, plus a few fun surprises (like doves and desert tortoises). They've also got a decent selection of cacti and succulents available for purchase near the front. Prices for those weren't amazing, but I do think they'd make a good souvenir (depending on where you're traveling from). The star of the show here (and the only reason I knew about this place, as all the Instagram influencers seem to agree) is the Cactarium. This little green house full of cacti is seriously beautiful and almost otherworldly. It's narrow so try to head in when it's not too busy (or better yet, empty, to score a good pic!). Brides and grooms to be--just checked out their site and their venue rental fees for a wedding are super affordable. As an engaged lady myself, I'm definitely adding this as a spot to look into! Parking was easy right outside and they take cards for entry payment. Kiddos under five are free and kids under 15 are $2-not a parent myself but I'd definitely consider this family friendly!

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