Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe Sights



Desert Botanical Garden

Desert Botanical Garden Review

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. A stroll along the 0.5-mile-long "Plants and People of the Sonoran Desert" trail is a fascinating lesson in environmental adaptations; children enjoy playing the self-guiding game "Desert Detective." Specialized tours are available at an extra cost; check online for times and prices. The Desert Botanical Garden stays open late, to 8 pm year-round, and it's particularly lovely when lighted by the setting sun or by moonlight, so you can plan for a cool, late visit after a full day of activities.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, AZ 85008 | Map It
  • Phone: 480/941–1225
  • Cost: $18
  • Hours: Daily 8-8
  • Website:
  • Location: Greater Phoenix
Updated: 02-19-2013

Fodorite Reviews

Be the first to review this property


View more trip reports

· News & Features

View more blog stories