Best gardens in Phoenix

Check out the top gardens in Phoenix, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Desert Botanical Garden
1. Desert Botanical Garden
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217 local reviews
1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 480-941-1225
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GandS
The Desert Botanical Garden is a 140 acres botanical garden located in Papago Park. Founded by the Arizona…
Albert
The Desert Botanical Garden features the best plants, flowers and wildlife that the Sonoran Desert has to…
L J
The Desert Botanical Garden offers the world's finest collection of arid plants from deserts of the world in a…
1. Desert Botanical Garden
1. Desert Botanical Garden
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217 local reviews
1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 480-941-1225
GandS
GandS
The Desert Botanical Garden is a 140 acres botanical garden located in Papago Park. Founded by the Arizona Cactus and Native Flora Society…
Albert
Albert
The Desert Botanical Garden features the best plants, flowers and wildlife that the Sonoran Desert has to offer. The Garden has multiple…
L J
L J
The Desert Botanical Garden offers the world's finest collection of arid plants from deserts of the world in a unique outdoor setting. The…
2. Desert Botanical Garden
2. Desert Botanical Garden
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130 local reviews
Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix
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Marcos
When in Pheonix, make sure you visit the desert botanical garden, it’s simply gorgeous! During the months of…
Wayne
Discover the tranquil vibrancy of 50,000 desert plants nestled amid the red rocks of the Papago Buttes at…
Daniel
The Desert Botanical Garden features the best plants, flowers, and wildlife that the Sonoran Desert has to…
2. Desert Botanical Garden
2. Desert Botanical Garden
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130 local reviews
Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix
Marcos
Marcos
When in Pheonix, make sure you visit the desert botanical garden, it’s simply gorgeous! During the months of May to August, make sure you…
Wayne
Wayne
Discover the tranquil vibrancy of 50,000 desert plants nestled amid the red rocks of the Papago Buttes at Desert Botanical Garden. Visitors…
Daniel
Daniel
The Desert Botanical Garden features the best plants, flowers, and wildlife that the Sonoran Desert has to offer. The Garden has multiple…
3. Papago Park
3. Papago Park
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171 local reviews
625 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix
Open · Closes 7:00 PM
+1 602-495-5458
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Diane
Just minutes from downtown, Papago Park offers exceptional hiking and a wide array of recreational…
Barbara
A moderate trail with stunning views. This is one of Phoenix's most unique formations. Famous for the iconic…
Trisha
The park features the phenomenal Desert Botanical Garden (a must see!), the Phoenix Zoo, lovely picnic areas,…
3. Papago Park
3. Papago Park
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171 local reviews
625 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix
Open · Closes 7:00 PM
+1 602-495-5458
Diane
Diane
Just minutes from downtown, Papago Park offers exceptional hiking and a wide array of recreational facilities. Comprised primarily of…
Barbara
Barbara
A moderate trail with stunning views. This is one of Phoenix's most unique formations. Famous for the iconic "hole-in-the rock". Take a hike…
Trisha
Trisha
The park features the phenomenal Desert Botanical Garden (a must see!), the Phoenix Zoo, lovely picnic areas, the Papago ponds for fishing…
4. Cafe Monarch
4. Cafe Monarch
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36 local reviews
6939 E 1st Ave, Scottsdale
Closed · Opens Tuesday 5:30 PM
+1 480-970-7682
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Michelle
Classy New American cafe featuring a market-driven fixed-price menu plus a butterfly garden.
4. Cafe Monarch
4. Cafe Monarch
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36 local reviews
6939 E 1st Ave, Scottsdale
Closed · Opens Tuesday 5:30 PM
+1 480-970-7682
Michelle
Michelle
Classy New American cafe featuring a market-driven fixed-price menu plus a butterfly garden.
5. Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix
5. Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix
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48 local reviews
1125 N 3rd Ave, Phoenix
Closed · Opens Tuesday 10:00 AM
+1 602-274-8700
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Axcess
Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix, named Ro Ho En is an authentic 3.5 acre Japanese Stroll Garden with tea…
Irene & Jason
Enjoy a tea ceremony at the Japanese Friendship Garden. The 3.5-acre park features 1,500 tons of hand-selected…
Jackie
Feed the ducks and watch the turtles in this GORGEOUS Japanese garden. Have tea time (reservations required)…
5. Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix
5. Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix
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48 local reviews
1125 N 3rd Ave, Phoenix
Closed · Opens Tuesday 10:00 AM
+1 602-274-8700
Axcess
Axcess
Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix, named Ro Ho En is an authentic 3.5 acre Japanese Stroll Garden with tea garden and tea house. This…
Irene & Jason
Irene & Jason
Enjoy a tea ceremony at the Japanese Friendship Garden. The 3.5-acre park features 1,500 tons of hand-selected rock, more than 50 varieties…
Jackie
Jackie
Feed the ducks and watch the turtles in this GORGEOUS Japanese garden. Have tea time (reservations required) and meditate. It's only 5 bucks…
6. Desert Botanical Garden
6. Desert Botanical Garden
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45 local reviews
Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix
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Kris
A beautiful desert botanical garden. They offer different classes and some great music in the garden at night…
Greg And Dorota
Discover the tranquil vibrancy of 50,000 desert plants nestled amid the red rocks of the Papago Buttes at…
Angie
Always an event at the Botanical Gardens and a couple restaurants to choose from before or after you stroll…
6. Desert Botanical Garden
6. Desert Botanical Garden
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45 local reviews
Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix
Kris
Kris
A beautiful desert botanical garden. They offer different classes and some great music in the garden at night. A great spot to just walk…
Greg And Dorota
Greg And Dorota
Discover the tranquil vibrancy of 50,000 desert plants nestled amid the red rocks of the Papago Buttes at Desert Botanical Garden. Visitors…
Angie
Angie
Always an event at the Botanical Gardens and a couple restaurants to choose from before or after you stroll the fantastic desert garden…
7. Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
7. Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
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70 local reviews
7374 E 2nd St, Scottsdale
Closed · Opens Tuesday 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 480-874-4666
MuseumArt galleryStore
Mark
Multi-gallery museum with rotating modern art & architecture displays, plus a sculpture garden.
GoodNight
Multi-gallery museum with rotating modern art & architecture displays, plus a sculpture garden!
7. Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
7. Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
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70 local reviews
7374 E 2nd St, Scottsdale
Closed · Opens Tuesday 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 480-874-4666
Mark
Mark
Multi-gallery museum with rotating modern art & architecture displays, plus a sculpture garden.
GoodNight
GoodNight
Multi-gallery museum with rotating modern art & architecture displays, plus a sculpture garden!
8. Brat Haus
8. Brat Haus
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24 local reviews
3622 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 480-947-4006
BarRestaurantPoint of interest
Martine
Local Beer Garden is nestled in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. Hand crafted food and 28 craft beers on tap,…
Scott
German style beer garden with unreal sausage and beer. If you are a beer enthusiast they have some of the best…
Brooke
Wonderful beer garden atmosphere with outdoor seating, games, and delicious beers! Walking distance to many…
8. Brat Haus
8. Brat Haus
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24 local reviews
3622 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 480-947-4006
Martine
Martine
Local Beer Garden is nestled in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. Hand crafted food and 28 craft beers on tap, with a open air patio with…
Scott
Scott
German style beer garden with unreal sausage and beer. If you are a beer enthusiast they have some of the best lineups in town. Make sure to…
Brooke
Brooke
Wonderful beer garden atmosphere with outdoor seating, games, and delicious beers! Walking distance to many other Old Town Scottsdale sites.
9. Phoenix Zoo
9. Phoenix Zoo
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179 local reviews
455 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix
Closed · Opens Tuesday 9:00 AM
+1 602-286-3800
ZooPoint of interestEstablishment
Brady And Theresa
Has cafe's shops and lush gardens. Stingray exhibit, giraffe and monkey exhibits are cool. Bring an umbrella…
Katie And Anthony
The zoo is also right next to the Botanical Gardens, Papago Park hiking/biking trail and the baseball stadium…
Pete
Great zoo located inside Papago Park, and right near the botanical garden.
9. Phoenix Zoo
9. Phoenix Zoo
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179 local reviews
455 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix
Closed · Opens Tuesday 9:00 AM
+1 602-286-3800
Brady And Theresa
Brady And Theresa
Has cafe's shops and lush gardens. Stingray exhibit, giraffe and monkey exhibits are cool. Bring an umbrella and lots of sunscreen. Try to…
Katie And Anthony
Katie And Anthony
The zoo is also right next to the Botanical Gardens, Papago Park hiking/biking trail and the baseball stadium.
Pete
Pete
Great zoo located inside Papago Park, and right near the botanical garden.
10. Old Town Tortilla Factory
10. Old Town Tortilla Factory
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19 local reviews
6910 E Main St, Scottsdale
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 480-945-4567
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Ardent
Homemade tortillas anchor the Mexican menu at this adobe house with many tequilas & a garden patio.
GoodNight
Homemade tortillas and amazing Mexican menu with garden patio!
10. Old Town Tortilla Factory
10. Old Town Tortilla Factory
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19 local reviews
6910 E Main St, Scottsdale
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 480-945-4567
Ardent
Ardent
Homemade tortillas anchor the Mexican menu at this adobe house with many tequilas & a garden patio.
GoodNight
GoodNight
Homemade tortillas and amazing Mexican menu with garden patio!
11. Hole in the Rock
11. Hole in the Rock
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43 local reviews
625 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix
Open · Closes 7:00 PM
+1 602-495-5458
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Cesar
It's a great place to hike. When you get to the top you are treated to an amazing view of the Papago Mountain…
Meredith
The iconic Hole in the Rock off of McDowell road is not only beautiful, but cool. Close to the Phoenix Zoo and…
Marla
Check out the hole in the rock if you visit the Phoenix Zoo, Papago Park, and Desert Botanical Gardens.
11. Hole in the Rock
11. Hole in the Rock
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43 local reviews
625 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix
Open · Closes 7:00 PM
+1 602-495-5458
Cesar
Cesar
It's a great place to hike. When you get to the top you are treated to an amazing view of the Papago Mountain Preserve, Phoenix Zoo,…
Meredith
Meredith
The iconic Hole in the Rock off of McDowell road is not only beautiful, but cool. Close to the Phoenix Zoo and Desert Botanical Gardens.
Marla
Marla
Check out the hole in the rock if you visit the Phoenix Zoo, Papago Park, and Desert Botanical Gardens.
12. House of Tricks
12. House of Tricks
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41 local reviews
114 E 7th St, Tempe
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 480-968-1114
BarRestaurantPoint of interest
Monet
Two fireplaces, antique furnishings, and tables positioned to offer the utmost privacy adorn various rooms at…
Kate
One of the best wine bars in the Valley. Excellent food. Outdoor garden and patio. Love sitting at the bar…
Jenny
Set in a historic house and garden, House of Tricks is a lovely place to dine el fresco. Locally owned, they…
12. House of Tricks
12. House of Tricks
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41 local reviews
114 E 7th St, Tempe
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 480-968-1114
Monet
Monet
Two fireplaces, antique furnishings, and tables positioned to offer the utmost privacy adorn various rooms at House of Tricks, evoking an…
Kate
Kate
One of the best wine bars in the Valley. Excellent food. Outdoor garden and patio. Love sitting at the bar near the fireplace with a great…
Jenny
Jenny
Set in a historic house and garden, House of Tricks is a lovely place to dine el fresco. Locally owned, they serve creative American…