I have been to the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix many times, so I thought I would share a few tips that might enhance your visit.
Tips for Visiting the Desert Botanical Garden
- Wear comfortable walking shoes.
- In a wheelchair? You'll enjoy a great deal of the garden even if you stay on the paved and brick paths.
- Drink plenty of water.
- In the winter temperatures are cool in the morning and warm during the day. In the summer take advantage of cooler morning temperatures. Wear sunscreen and a hat. Make sure you know the signs of heat exhaustion before you go. It's more common than you think--even for locals!
- Leave your pets home.
- There are public park picnic areas close by, but not at the Desert Botanical Garden itself. At the Garden there is an Outdoor Patio Cafe and there are vending machines with beverages and snacks.
- You may encounter local, native wildlife. Stay on the trails.
- Trail Guide booklets are available for sale at the Garden Shop and/or Admissions.
- Strollers, scooters, wheelchairs and umbrellas are available to rent on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Don't forget your camera! (If you did, you can buy one there.)
- If you visit the garden during Spring Training season (usually late February and March) you might encounter some traffic congestion and/or detours when there are games at Phoenix Municipal Stadium.
- The Desert Botanical Garden is a popular places for weddings and other special events and meetings. If you are going with a desire to see any exhibit in particular, you might call first to make sure that it isn't closed for any reason.
- Need advice about a desert plant in your garden? Try the Desert Plant Hotline at 480-481-8120.
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