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4 Botanical Gardens Around Phoenix You Need To Visit

by Josephine Hogan

Are you looking for something fun to do? But aren’t sure what? Phoenix is full of fun adventures to do, from trying a new restaurant to checking out the best coffee shop. But sometimes you want to get out of your comfort zone and try a new place, which can be difficult to pick. Especially when it comes to checking out a local botanical garden.

We know what we like when it comes to exploring the great state of Arizona. And more importantly, we know what we don’t like. Which is why if you’re looking to branch out and find a new relaxing place to hang out a little closer to nature, we’ve got you covered. Today we’re listing only the best botanical gardens around Arizona. You won’t want to miss out on visiting these places.

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1) Fountain Hills Desert Botanical Garden

Learn more about the Sonoran Desert Plants with a meandering one-mile trail. A perfect easy hike with kids or with an on-leash pet while learning about the scenery around you. The trail allows for fascinating views of rock formations, desert flora, animal life and so much more.

  • Address:
    • 11300 N Fountain Hills Blvd, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
  • Hours:
    • Sunrise to Sunset
  • How much does it cost:
    • Free
  • Website:

2) Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Boyce Thompson Arboretum has collections from all over the world, including from the US, Mexico, China, Africa, and several more. Which offers a wide variety of plants, spanning over 4000 taxa and 20,000 pants within the 135 acres of gardens. Come experience the beauty and wonder of the stunning gardens.

  • Address:
    • 37615 E Arboretum Way, Superior, AZ 85173
  • Hours:
    • Wednesday through Monday: 6 am to noon
    • Closed on Tuesdays
  • How much does it cost:
    • Under 5: Free
    • Ages 5-12: $10
    • Ages 13+: $24.95
  • Website:

3) Tucson Botanical Gardens

There are so many amazing things to check out when you visit the Tucson Botanical Gardens. From the wide variety of plants to the ever changing exhibits, there is always something new and exciting to see when you stop in. The lush oasis in the heart of Tucson is a perfect place to go when you need something new to do and see.

  • Address:
    • 2150 North Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85712
  • Hours:
    • Daily: 7.30 am to 3.30 pm
  • How much does it cost:
    • Under 4: Free
    • Child (4-12): $10
    • Student (13-17): $15
    • Adult (18-61): $19
    • Senior (62+): $15
  • Website:

4) Desert Botanical Garden

Desert Botanical Garden spans across 55 acres in Phoenix, Arizona. Boasting as home to thousands of species of cactus, trees, and flowers from all over the world. So grab the sunscreen and plan a day exploring some of the many beauties of the world with a fun day adventure.

  • Address:
    • 1201 N Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008
  • Hours:
    • Check online for most up to date schedule
  • How much does it cost:
    • 2  and under: Free
    • Youth (3-17): $16.95
    • Adult (18+): $16.95
  • Website:

While it can be difficult to pick the right place to see all the beauty Arizona has to offer, we know these are a few that will never lead you astray. What are your favorite places to explore around Phoenix? Maybe we’ve even mentioned it today. Let us know in the comments.

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