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Desert Botanical Gardens, Phoenix, Arizona.


Name of Garden:
Desert Botanical Gardens

In 1938 a small group of Valley citizens gathered in Papago Park to create a botanical garden whose precepts would encourage an understanding, appreciation and promotion of the uniqueness of the world's deserts, particularly the Sonoran Desert. They foresaw the Valley's potential and unique identity, envisioning the need to conserve their beautiful desert environment. The Desert Botanical Garden, since its inception in 1939, continues to be a testament to their vision.

Nestled amid the red buttes of Papago Park, the Desert Botanical Garden hosts one of the world's finest collections of desert plants. One of only 44 botanical gardens accredited by the American Association of Museums, this one-of-a-kind museum showcases 50 acres of beautiful outdoor exhibits. Home to 139 rare, threatened and endangered plant species from around the world.

Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N. Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85008

Main Garden phone number - 480-941-1225
Monday through Friday - 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Fax number - 480-481-8124
Recorded Information Line - 480-941-1217

No pets - except for service dogs.
Call 480-941-1225 for more information.

The Desert Botanical Garden is located in Phoenix, Arizona,near the cities of Scottsdale and Tempe, on 145 acres in the midst of the red rock buttes of Papago Park at 1201 North Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, Arizona 85008

Admission and Hours:
The Garden is open seven days a week, year round except for July 4, Thanksgiving Day and December 25.

Garden Seasonal Hours:

October - April / 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
May - September / 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
Garden closes early:
September 29, 5 p.m.
November 24-26, 30, 4 p.m.
December 1-3, 7-10, 14-17, 20-23, 24 and 31, 4 p.m.
During evening hours certain trails are closed.
Call 480-841-1225 for more information.

Garden Members are admitted free.
Adults $10.00 Seniors $9.00
Students (13-18 and college with ID) $5.00
Children (3-12) Children under 3 are admitted free $4.00