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Desert Botanical Garden


Desert Botanical Garden is located at 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008, in the heart of Papago Park.


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Spanning 140 acres, Desert Botanical Garden offers an immersive experience into the fascinating world of desert flora. The garden is home to more than 50,000 plants, representing a diverse range of species found across different desert landscapes.

Things to Do

1. Explore the Trails: The garden features five thematic trails that guide visitors through various aspects of desert life, including the Desert Discovery Loop Trail, Plants & People of the Sonoran Desert Loop Trail, Sonoran Desert Nature Loop Trail, Center for Desert Living Trail, and the Harriet K. Maxwell Desert Wildflower Loop Trail.

2. Seasonal Exhibitions and Events: The garden hosts a range of seasonal events and exhibitions, such as the dazzling ‘Las Noches de las Luminarias’ during the holiday season, and rotating art exhibitions throughout the year.

3. Workshops and Guided Tours: The Desert Botanical Garden offers a variety of workshops and guided tours, ranging from bird-watching and photography to gardening and cooking classes.

4. Butterfly Pavilion: Depending on the season, you can visit the Butterfly Pavilion to see a variety of butterfly species, or the Cocoon, a nursery for caterpillars.

5. Dine at Gertrude’s: After exploring the garden, you can enjoy a meal at Gertrude’s, the garden’s on-site restaurant that offers a farm-to-table menu featuring locally sourced ingredients.

Opening Hours

The Desert Botanical Garden is open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. However, the opening hours may vary for special events. Always check the official website for the most current information.


Admission fees vary depending on age and status, with discounts available for seniors, students, and military personnel. Children under the age of 3 and garden members are admitted for free. Special exhibitions and events may have separate charges.

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