Desert Botanical Garden
Think the desert is all dirt and tumbleweeds? Think again. Desert Botanical Garden is home to thousands of species of cactus, trees and flowers from all around the world spread across 55 acres.
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.
140-acre botanical garden located in Papago Park. Its beautiful when they have the lights display
A tranquil and vibrant desert garden with more than 50,000 desert plants, nestled amid the red rocks of the Papago Buttes at Desert Botanical Garden. Enjoy specialized tours, seasonal exhibits, concerts, family activities, dining options and the Garden's gift and plant shop.
Great desert flora exhibit. But there's more!! Check their website. The have hosted many above and beyond exhibits. (I.e. Chiluly Glass; 3D Laser Light displays)
Don't miss the botanical garden. Besides the daily visiting hours, there are spectacular evening events.