The Desert Botanical Garden, located among the red buttes of Papago Park, showcases the unique beauty of the Sonoran Desert. This 145-acre southwest desert garden has more than 50,000 desert plants – Cactaceae (Cactus), Agavaceae (Agaves), and Aloaceae (Aloes) — along with 169 rare or endangered plant species, especially from the southwestern U.S. and northern Mexico.
Special attractions includetThe Desert Discovery Loop Trail with access the Sybil B. Harrington Cactus and Succulent Galleries, the Berlin Agave Yucca Forest, the Harriet K. Maxwell Desert Wildflower Trail, the seasonal butterfly exhibits in the Marshall Butterfly Pavilion and the Sonoran Desert Nature Loop Trail. (Does the cholla cactus really jump? You’ll find out!)
Open daily, except July 4, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day
1201 N. Galvin Parkway Phoenix, AZ 85008
Photo: Berlin Agave Yucca Forest, Desert Botanical Garden
Website: Desert Botanical Garden