Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix

Desert Botanical Garden covers an area of 57 hectares (140 acres) and shelters more than 21,000 plants, including 139 rare and endangered species. Nearly a third of the garden's plant collection is native to this desert area, especially noted for its richness in agave and cacti species. The garden protects vegetation from less extreme climates under its "shadehouses," which contain vast collections of Australian, South American, and Californian plants. As you walk through the garden, try to spot the differences between the mesquite bosque, semi-desert grassland, and upland chaparral ecosystems. Check online for current events and special exhibits, and choose a guided tour suitable to your interests and time constraints. Add Desert Botanical Garden to your Phoenix travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Phoenix trip itinerary builder .
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  • After spending the day in the hot Phoenix sun, it was so nice to spend an evening at the Electric Desert at the Botanical Garden. You will stroll through 7 different exhibits. The lighting transforms ...  more »
  • If you are at all curious about the different kinds of cacti, trees, and succulents that thrive in this garden, pay the $30 and go for a long visit. Not all plants on display are native to the area, b...  more »
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  • What an amazing place! A perfect end to our vacation! I really enjoyed ambling around the trails and learning about the desert plants. We saw all kinds of animals... hummingbirds, chipmunks, some FAT squirrels, road runner, quail The butterfly house is wonderful!! I can't wait to go back to AZ ....and see it in a different season!
  • Best experience of my life. Beautiful. The electric desert was mesmerizing. I purchased the all day pass. So I was able to to do both things. Both day and night ambience was amazing. Definitely worth checking out. Please go and enjoy it.

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