Desert Botanical Garden

1201 N. Galvin Pkwy.
Phoenix, AZ 85008- Map It
(480) 941-1225

AAA Editor Notes

Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., covers more than 140 acres, 55 of which are developed, in Papago Park. The garden is devoted exclusively to arid land plants of the world. The paved Desert Discovery Trail leads visitors through the garden; other walkways include the Plants and People of the Sonoran Desert Trail, the Sonoran Desert Nature Trail and the Harriet K. Maxwell Desert Wildflower Trail. The majority of the garden's plants are succulents and include cacti, aloes and century plants. The height of the wildflower blooming season is March through May. Special programs, including bird walks, flashlight tours and children's ecology camps, are offered. Food is available. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.
$22; $20 (ages 60+); $12 (ages 13-18 and students with ID); $10 (ages 3-12). Phone ahead to confirm rates.
Hours: Daily 7 a.m.-8 p.m., May-Sept.; 8-8, rest of year.