Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix

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1201 North Galvin Parkway

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    Great Garden in Phoenix!

    by viny32 Written May 1, 2005

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    Entrance

    I think it's the best thing to do in Phoenix (except may be NBA Games ;) )
    You can take a look of different pictures I did in the Travel Log.
    The ticket is 10 Dollars (but yoiu cna find a one dollars reduction in any hotel). If you have to chance to go there during the butterfly exposition : GO SEE IT , it's really nice and only 2 Dollars extra.

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    by dshinkle Written Sep 3, 2004

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    Desert Botanical Garden

    Although you might think the desert is just cactus, sand, and sagebrush, you might be surprised to know that after it rains the desert comes to life with colorful flowers and lots of beautiful plants.

    At the Desert Botanical Garden they collect together over 20,000 desert plants including thousands of species of cactus. The garden really shines in the spring when all the plants are in bloom. There are walking trails and exhibits to educate you on the various plants.

    The highlight is the butterfly pavilion, which is open from March to May. What kid wouldn't love to be surrounded by butterflies?

    Make a day of it. Be sure to visit the nearby Zoo, Papago Park, and have lunch on Mill Ave in Tempe during your visit.

    http://www.azcentral.com/travel/arizona/attractions/articles/dbgarden.html

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    Phoenix Botanical Gardens

    by seth0919 Written Aug 26, 2002

    Here was saw many of the local flowers and really just were able to enjoy the outdoors and open atmosphere of the gardens.

    More photos available here:
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    Museums!!!!Desert Botanical...

    by silvia-m.b Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Museums!!!!
    Desert Botanical Garden is your museum if you're a western and plants lover. Also the Heard Museum about cultural History.
    Heritage Square and Phoenix Art Museum in Downtown.
    And the special Hall of Fame Museum of Firefighting, great!
    Don't forget also to visit Phoenix Zoo really beatiful.
    Discover some of this museums can be useful to understand better Indian culture. Always interesting!

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    Desert Botanical Garden

    by susanpingu Updated Dec 4, 2006

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    Interesting guided tour
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    Get a closer look at the desert plants.

    I especially liked the narrated tour because the guides made it so interesting.

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    Desert Botantical Garden

    by eurotraveler5 Written May 27, 2004

    Interesting display of plants native to Arizona as well as other parts of the world. Paved walkways throughout the gardens will accomodate strollers and wheelchairs

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    Desert Botanical Garden

    by Hanau93 Written Feb 24, 2004

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    Desert Flowers in Bloom

    A must see. A good way to experience the plants of the desert and the proximity to Scottsdale is a bonus as well. We stayed there for half of the day..

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    • Hiking and Walking

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    Desert Botanical Garden

    by basstbn Written Mar 31, 2003

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    Desert Botanical Garden

    Great place to view the endless variety of cacti native to the desert environment. The displays are nicely labeled.

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    • Desert

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