Phoenix Arizona Public Gardens


Phoenix, Arizona has an incredible ecosystem. The low desert climate allows for saguaro cactus as well as the palms to grow side by side. To better understand the desert a visit to one of the many gardens is a must see on your travel schedule.

Phoenix Metro Area Gardens

Desert Botanical Garden-The Botanical gardens is in a beautiful setting-centrally located in Phoenix up against the Papago Buttes. It is a true gem in Phoenix and you can learn a lot about desert life and gardening here. The Botanical Gardens was created in 1939 and is one of the few...more info

Phoenix Japanese Friendship Garden-Coming Soon

Chinese Cultural Center- A beautiful garden featuring replicas of landmarks from five Chinese cities. Enjoy the architect, the gardens and the soothing water as you stroll through the peaceful gardens. Principals of Feng Shi and... more info

Sahuaro Ranch Rose Gardens - Glendale's historic Sahuaro Ranch has a beautiful Rose garden as well as historic buildings to visit or tour... more info

Arboretum at ASU

City of Glendale Xeriscape Botanical Garden

Rose Garden at Mesa College |

Elsie McCarthy Sensory Garden in Glendale

A drive from Phoenix, but worth the drive

Superior, Arizona

Boyce Thompson Arboretum - At Arizona's oldest and largest botanical gardens, the Boyce Thompson Arboretum, you are invited to see nature at it's finest here in the desert. Towering trees, cacti, sheer mountain cliffs,gardens, a hidden...more