Desert Bontanical Garden

Currently Open [Closes at 08:00 pm]
  • Address: 1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008, United States
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-4809411225
  • Ticket Price: 22 USD
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Garden, Botanical Garden, Observatory, Entertainment, Family And Kids, Adventure, Nature

Desert Bontanical Garden - Review

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.

Desert Bontanical Garden Information

  • 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.

Desert Bontanical Garden Ticket Prices

  • $20 (Seniors 60+ )
  • $12 (13 – 18 years)
  • $10 (3-12 years)
  • Free (Children below 3 years)
  • Free (Members)

Desert Bontanical Garden Opening and Closing Hours

  • 7:00 AM for members on Wednesdays and Sundays.

How To reach Desert Bontanical Garden by Public Transport

  • Bus number 56 till Phoenix Botanical Garden.

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  • Desert Bontanical Garden Address: 1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008, United States
  • Desert Bontanical Garden Contact Number: +1-4809411225
  • Desert Bontanical Garden Timing: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Desert Bontanical Garden Price: 22 USD
  • Best time to visit Desert Bontanical Garden(preferred time): 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Desert Bontanical Garden: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Phoenix include Desert Bontanical Garden in their plan

  • 73.03% of people start their Desert Bontanical Garden visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Desert Bontanical Garden

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  • We were blown away by the variety of cacti and the environment the staff has created at this beautiful botanical garden. The atmosphere is peaceful and as you walk through the garden, there are several pockets of tranquility and natural beauty. The staff was more than willing to answer our questions, going above and beyond with their responses. We’ve been to several botanical gardens in the nation but never to one with so many cacti! Loved this place and the love and natural beauty it sheds on this earth! 🌵

  • We were amazed at the beauty and variety of plants, landforms and wildlife we saw. It took us 2.5 hours to do many of the sections at a leisurely pace since it was very hot. There were shaded areas, plenty of resting spots, water filling stations and restrooms along the way. Definitely stop to smell the "roses" and see all the little critters roaming around. We enjoyed seeing a roadrunner, jack rabbits, quails, and lizards. If you have a AAA card, you get 20% off.

  • Beautiful foliage and flowers. The cacti are gorgeous as well. They had a butterfly expo which was neat! The butterflies are all around you and there is a variety. Some very unique art exhibit pieces decorate the beautiful area too. Neat, fantastic experience in Arizona!

  • I have had the privilege of taking friends and family here. All have been amazed at how beautiful the desert landscape can be. To be able to meander through is a treat. There are so many wonderful things to see. We experienced the butterfly house, as well. It was a thrill. Had a few land on shoulders and fingers. The only thing I would say is that restroom facilities are hard to find. However, there are several resting places through out.

  • Admittedly, I have lived in phoenix for just over 10 years and had not visited prior. Not sure what I was waiting for, but this place is amazing! We attended the flashlight tours in July. Such a beautiful place, wonderful and friendly staff, equally knowledgeable and helpful. I certainly gained insight to a number of indigenous plants, area history as well. The events were entertaining, educational and well organized. Highly recommended, even in the summer months, much cooler than you may expect with the vegetation cooling down quickly after sunset! Loved it, we will visit again!

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