Visiting the Desert Botanical Garden

The Desert Botanical Garden is a spectacular place located in central Phoenix in the midst of the awe-inspiring Papago Buttes.  Those who’ve never seen the diversity of the desert will be in for a treat, especially during spring time (Note: April is best, with shoulder months of March and May) when all the cacti are in full bloom.  Many people think of cacti as thorny, unattractive plants, but as you will see through your tour of the garden, nothing could be further from the truth.

The Desert Botanical Garden is a refined facility and is extremely well manicured with lots of exhibits, landscape art and plenty of places to sit and take-in the beauty abound.

About Desert Botanical Garden:

For over seventy years, the Desert Botanical Garden has been educating and inspiring visitors from the local community and around the globe, providing research and designed to help us understand, protect and preserve the desert’s natural beauty.

The Garden features:

  • 145 total acres, 65 of which is under cultivation
  • 50,000+ plant displays showcased in wonderful outdoor exhibits
  • 650k attendees each year
  • Trail Map
  • Free Admission on the second Tuesday of every month, from 1-8pm

Tips for Visiting:

  • Wear comfortable shoes, and plan on staying longer than you thought.
  • Bring a hat, sunscreen and sunglasses.
  • Drink plenty of water–fountains are located throughout the Garden.
  • Of course, don’t forget your camera.

GPS Coordinates:

  • Degrees, Minutes:  N 33 27.589 W 111 56.959
  • Decimal: 33.45982,-111.94931

Hours & Directions:

  • Open Daily: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • 1201 N. Galvin Parkway Phoenix, AZ 85008 – Get Directions

If you’ve been to the Desert Botanical Garden before, please leave a comment below and tell my readers and me what you like best.  Click the following link to see more of my pictures of the Desert Botanical Garden.  If you’ve found this post helpful and/or of interest, please “like” it below.

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2 Comments

  1. Jackie Anderson
    June 13, 2011 at 4:45 am

    As a Docent at the Desert Botanical Garden, I want to thank you for showcasing our beautiful garden on your website.

  2. Mike's Road Trip
    June 13, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Hi Jackie…my pleasure. Thanks so much for stopping by! Cheers, Mike

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