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Desert Botanical Garden - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008, USA

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About Desert Botanical Garden

Desert Botanical Garden is a 140-acre botanical garden located in Papago Park, at 1201 N. Galvin Parkway in Phoenix, central Arizona. Founded by the Arizona Cactus and Native Flora Society in 1937 and established at this site in 1939, the garden now has more than 50,000 plants, in more than 4,000 taxa, one-third of which are native to the area, including 379 species, which are rare, threatened or endangered.


Attractions Near Desert Botanical Garden

Phoenix Zoo
Phoenix Zoo1.26km from Desert Botanical Garden

The Phoenix Zoo opened in 1962 and is the largest privately owned, non-profit zoo in the United States. It was located in Phoenix, Arizona which has over 1,400 animals on display and contains 2.5 miles of walking trails and so more to see. It was one of the favourite tourist spot in Arizona.

Papago Park
Papago Park1.33km from Desert Botanical Garden

This is a municipal park in the cities of Phoenix and Tempe, Arizona, United States. It has been designated as a Phoenix Point of Pride. It includes Hunt's Tomb, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This is a hilly desert park covering 1200 acres in its Phoenix extent and 296 acres in its Tempe extent.

Hall of Flame Fire Museum
Hall of Flame Fire Museum1.93km from Desert Botanical Garden

The National Historical Fire Foundation is a museum dedicated to the historical preservation of firefighting equipment used throughout the years around the world. Its artifacts were originally the private collection of George F. Getz Jr which has five large exhibit galleries.

Tovrea Castle at Carraro Heights
Tovrea Castle at Carraro Heights3.02km from Desert Botanical Garden

Tovrea Castle at Carraro Heights is a historic landmark in Phoenix, Arizona. The castle was built in the early 1900s by Alessio Carraro. It was inspired by the architecture of his homeplace in Italy and the castle was originally designed to be a hotel centrepiece of a planned resort. But it became a private residence soon after its construction in 1931. The castle sits atop a hill in the middle of a barren desert and is surrounded by cacti gardens.

Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West
Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West3.55km from Desert Botanical Garden

Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West is located in Old Town Scottsdale, Arizona on the former site of the Loloma Transit Station , and opened in January 2015. The two-story, 43,000-square-foot museum features the art, culture and history of 19 states in the American West, including Arizona. According to museum Director Mike Fox, “We are not a museum of objects, but a museum of ideas.”

Tempe Town Lake
Tempe Town Lake3.87km from Desert Botanical Garden

Tempe Town Lake is an artificial perennial reservoir located just north of Tempe Butte at the confluence of the intermittent Salt River and the ephemeral Indian Bend Wash in Tempe, Arizona. The reservoir receives much of its water from the Colorado River via the Central Arizona Project. On July 20, 2010, a portion of the west side of the dam that contained the water in the lake collapsed sending a flood of water into the Salt River, draining the lake.

Where is Desert Botanical Garden

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Maricopa County
Maricopa County
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Maricopa County is located in the south-central part of the U.S. state of Arizona. It is more populous than 23 states. The county seat is Phoenix the state capital and fifth-most populous city in the United States. It is one of the beautiful places in the Arizona state.

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