23 Pictures to Convince You to Visit the Desert Botanical Garden

Ever heard of the Desert Botanical Garden near Phoenix, Arizona?

It’s a crazy cool garden with sweet looking cacti, succulents, butterflies, and flowers.

Before my last trip to Phoenix, I hadn’t heard of this place.

I’ve wandered around Phoenix multiple times (usually visiting grandparents who are snowbirds) but have never visited the Desert Botanical Garden.

Man… was I really missing out!

This place is so darn COOL.

My mom, sister, and I took a little trip to this place from Mesa, Arizona and we weren’t really expecting too much… but were all just blown away by how fascinating this garden really is.

Some highlights of the Desert Botanical Garden is it’s butterfly exhibit, where you can literally hang out with hundreds of awesome butterflies; the herb garden, filled with sensory plants, like lavender, and various herbs, like chives and sage; and the cactus and succulent gallery, where visitors can view a multitude of adorable succulents.

Other cool parts of the garden include the enormous agave plants, cacti taller than you can even imagine, and areas where visitors can view how the Apache and Akimal O’odham people lived.

All in all, this place is a 10 out of 10 in my books.

Other information about the Desert Botanical Garden that might be helpful:

Costs:

  • Adult: $24.95
  • Child (ages 3-17): $12.95
  • Children under three: free

Throughout the day, there are various tours and group activities that occur in the Desert Botanical Garden.

If this seems like something interesting, click here to view the daily tours and group activities.

Okay, okay, so anyways…

Here are 23 pictures to convince you to visit the Desert Botanical Garden:

23 Pictures to Convince You to Visit the Desert Botanical Garden

Butterfly from the Butterfly Sanctuary.

23 Pictures to Convince You to Visit the Desert Botanical Garden

Anotha one.

23 Pictures to Convince You to Visit the Desert Botanical Garden

And anotha one.

23 Pictures to Convince You to Visit the Desert Botanical Garden

…and some more hanging out together. Butterfly bonding.

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The colors here are stunning.

23 Pictures to Convince You to Visit the Desert Botanical Garden

Cacti fam.

23 Pictures to Convince You to Visit the Desert Botanical Garden

Odd shapes are a popular trend.

23 Pictures to Convince You to Visit the Desert Botanical Garden

Just some really weird plants.

23 Pictures to Convince You to Visit the Desert Botanical Garden

I wouldn’t want to fall on this. Yikes.

23 Pictures to Convince You to Visit the Desert Botanical Garden

This cactus stole the show. What an odd-looking head.

23 Pictures to Convince You to Visit the Desert Botanical Garden

They always say the most beautiful things are the most dangerous…

23 Pictures to Convince You to Visit the Desert Botanical Garden

Where the Akimal O’odham people lived. I believe this was considered the “master bedroom.”

23 Pictures to Convince You to Visit the Desert Botanical Garden

This was so tall, it was crazy.

23 Pictures to Convince You to Visit the Desert Botanical Garden

My mind automatically says ‘ouch’ looking at this.

23 Pictures to Convince You to Visit the Desert Botanical Garden

Now these are just plain cute.

23 Pictures to Convince You to Visit the Desert Botanical Garden

That’s an ENORMOUS blue agave plant.

23 Pictures to Convince You to Visit the Desert Botanical Garden

Awe ♥ grow little ones, grow…

23 Pictures to Convince You to Visit the Desert Botanical Garden

Spikes on spikes on spikes.

23 Pictures to Convince You to Visit the Desert Botanical Garden

Now that’s just weird. I’m not even sure how to caption this.

23 Pictures to Convince You to Visit the Desert Botanical Garden

Pretty purple plants.

23 Pictures to Convince You to Visit the Desert Botanical Garden

So many shapes.

23 Pictures to Convince You to Visit the Desert Botanical Garden

That white flower only blooms at night.

23 Pictures to Convince You to Visit the Desert Botanical Garden

Ugh. More adorable succulents. Just so darn cute.

Are you convinced yet to visit the Desert Botanical Garden? I figured. It’s hard not to be!

Wander on friends,

Sophie ✈

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