Desert Bontanical GardenCurrently Open [Closes at 08:00 pm]
As a result of the interest of a few citizens to conserve the ecosystem of the region, this large garden inside the Papago Park was set up. It was founded by the Arizona Native Cactus and Flora Society and opened for the public in the year 1937. At present the garden boasts of a collection of thousands of native, rare and endangered species of plants and herbs. The most remarkable species in here are the agave and cacti collections, especially the Opuntia Sub- Family.
This garden has been designated as the “Phoenix Point of Pride” and it conserves a variety of plant species from a number of ecosystems such as
- Mesquite Bosque
- Semi Grassland
- An Upland Chaparral
Most of the plants here are of desert climates and the others that belong to less extreme climatic conditions are conserved in shady areas. The other important collections include an Australian Collection, a Baja California Collection, etc.
- Do not touch any of the plants.
- Online tickets are available. Check details on the official website.
- You can also attend a number of events and exhibitions that are organized throughout the year in this garden.
- $20 (Seniors 60+ )
- $12 (13 – 18 years)
- $10 (3-12 years)
- Free (Children below 3 years)
- Free (Members)
- 7:00 AM for members on Wednesdays and Sundays.
- Bus number 56 till Phoenix Botanical Garden.
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95% of people who visit Phoenix include Desert Bontanical Garden in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
60.52% of people start their Desert Bontanical Garden visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Desert Bontanical Garden
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Desert Bontanical Garden
I am from Florida so desert plant life we don't have much of. I was really excited to go here. I was no let down!! It has a wide variety of cactus and other plant life. It has a butterfly garden, hummingbirds to name a few. I would definitely recommend coming here to check this place out. It was a fun afternoon excursion.
Always a wonderful place to visit and enjoy!! Well worth all the time in the world, the folks that work here are so very kind and friendly and very helpful!!! A great place to take your camera and capture wonderful pictures of all there is to see!! Enjoy the gift shop and restaurant and other food in other places in the gardens when they have it!! The best way to spend your time and money any and every day!!!
One of the highlights of our trip to the southwest! We spent at least four hours at the gardens and definitely could have occupied ourselves for longer. The space is well organized and filled to the brim with amazing specimens. Food and water is easily accessible and reasonably priced. I simply cannot recommend the Botanical Garden enough.
What a magical experience! Highly recommend coming in the morning on a weekday if possible if you want to miss a crowd, popping in headphones with your favorite music, and giving a decent chunk of time to explore, photograph, and absorb all of the unique beauty this garden has to offer. Staff and volunteers were friendly and helpful, and the restaurant by the front gate is a lovely place to stop after exploring for a bit.
Nice experience. Check, done. Won't hurry to do again. Each display looks very much like the next. Chile and chocolate festival broke up the repetitive scenery. However, no vendor had reasonable prices. Returned for laser show, poorly marked paths in the dark made us wonder if we saw it all. Mountain show was great. Could have been spectacular with changes in music to cover more genres , seasonal and diversity. $35 for all day, no one check us upon returning. Felt sorry for those waiting in line to spend $24 for a hour or so. Here...take my sticker.