Desert Botanical Garden
232 locals recommend ·
Why locals recommend it
For a peaceful walk with beautiful scenery I’ve been here several times. And during part of the warmer times of the year there are so many butterflies to be seen nearby. Around the Christmas holidays they normally have live music Christmas lights and my favorite was the hot apple cider drinks.
Tips from locals
One of my favorite places in all of Phoenix to get a feel for the local scenery with out setting out for a hike. Nestled against the mountains, there are easy walking paths all through different types of flowers and cacti. There are also local events featuring artists and eateries.
There’s always different exhibits and events to enjoy. A must-visit if you have the time!
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