Desert Botanical Garden
If you don't particularly like cacti before your visit, there is
a good chance you'll fall in love with them by the time you leave.
These Desert Botanical Gardens get high ratings not only for the
size and range of the botanical collection - 21,000 plants,
representing 139 species - but due the inventive way visitors get
to experience them. Founded in 1939, the garden provides visitors
with a fascinating and colourful introduction to the ethnobotany of
the region. A highlight is the Plants and People of the Sonoran
Desert Trail which allows you to make your own yucca-fibre brush
and grind corn as the Native Americans once did. Over November and
December the gardens are lit up at night by beautiful
(candles inside small bags).
Address: 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy
Telephone: (480) 941-1225
Opening Time: Open daily 8am-8pm.
Admission: $18 (adults), $8 (children).