Desert Botanical Garden

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 7 publications
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7 expert recommendations


Afar Magazine

Phoenix's Desert Botanical Garden is a lovely place to visit at any time of year. Full review →



This is one of the best gardens you will ever see, possibly because it's so full of local plants.


Fodor's Tick Choice

Opened in 1939 to conserve and showcase the ecology of the desert, these 150 acres contain more than 4,000 different species of cacti, succulents, trees, and flowers. Full review →


Frommer's 34

In Papago Park adjacent to the Phoenix Zoo, this botanic garden displays more than 20,000 desert plants from around the world. Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

This inspirational garden is a refreshing place to reconnect with nature and it offers a great introduction to desert plant life. Full review →


Michelin Guide Tick 0 Stars

With more than 20,000 desert plants, this unique garden has won awards for environmental education. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Here you can hike deep into the desert without leaving a paved path or proximity to a cold drink. Full review →

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