Phoenix Gardens & Arboretums
Get a close-up look at the plants, cactus, flowers and trees that thrive in the Sonoran Desert around Phoenix. Contact these curators for information regarding hours and tour options.
Desert Botanical Garden
1201 North Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, Arizona
One of the best maintained gardens in the world and there is always something in bloom at the Desert Botanical Garden. Open Oct - Apr 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.; May - Sept 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Highway 60 Milepost #223 near Superior, AZ.
No matter what the season, you will enjoy a moving and memorable experience of the beauty, majesty, and mystery of the desert. May - Aug daily 6:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Sept - April daily 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Japenese Friendship Garden
1125 N. 3rd Ave - Phoenix, Arizona
This garden lies on 3.5 acres with a 0.8 acre pond. It is vegetated with more than 50 varieties of plants that can withstand the desert environment. Sat 10 a.m. - 4 pm; Sun 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.