Desert Bontanical GardenCurrently 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 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Desert Bontanical Garden
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
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Desert Bontanical Garden, Phoenix Reviews
I am really impressed. It is nothing like I remember it to be from my visit back in the early 1990's. My visit was only a couple of hours and I was not able to see all of the place. But lucky for me I have a membership and I will be revisiting some time soon. During my visit I saw Quail and a baby woodpecker dusting himself in the dirt. There was a cute little toad that was hoping across the pathway and of course a variety of plants and information about them posted nearby. I enjoyed the art installations. If you have any interest in plants I would recommend visiting Desert Botanical Gardens.
We got there in the morning and even in October it started to get warm by 10 am. Such a wonderful variety of desert plants with many signs and explanations. Plenty of docents to ask questions of and all were very knowledgeable. Butterfly garden is a don’t miss but do take the high elevation trail as the views are wonderful and there is some nice shade along the food and natural living trail.
The light show is a once in a lifetime experience. Blew all five of the people in our groups mind. We took some very beautiful pictures with our phones. If you have a nice camera bring it and you wont be disappointed! Don't miss this show, well worth the price.
Really is amazing to see the variety of cactus Arizona can grow and support. That is probably doing disservice since there are so many beautiful plants, trees, and flowers here. Everything has been set up in such a beautiful way that you can truly loose yourself in nature. It is a wonderful experience you will not regret. Do try to come during a colder month though as you'll want to stay a while.
It was a neat place to see a variety of desert plants that I normally wouldn't get to see. We were there for about 2 hours and were had to rush through to even see half of it. We had a flight to catch. It is organized in different sections that loop around which helps avoid backtracking through things you've already seen. It has an abundance of cactus and some cultural exhibits. Wish we could have stayed a little longer. The butterfly exhibit had a problem the day we went, so we couldn't go, but they do have one. The price was a little higher than I was expecting, but understandable since I imagine most people are one off visitors.