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The Westin Kierland Villas

15620 North Clubgate Drive, Scottsdale, Arizona 85254, United States

Phone: 480-624-1700 | Check in: 4 p.m. | Check out: 10 a.m.

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The Desert Botanical Garden features one of the world’s finest and most expansive collections of desert plants. One of only 44 botanical gardens accredited by the American Association of Museums, this unique spot showcases 50 acres of beautiful outdoor exhibits. Home to 139 rare, threatened and endangered plant species from around the world, the Garden offers interesting and inspiring experiences to more than 300,000 visitors each year.

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12 Recommendations
Please note, these recommendations are the subjective opinion of the Vistana Community Members and not of Vistana Signature Experiences, Inc.
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"Desert Botanical Garden"03/19/2018
"Desert Botanical Garden"
I have stayed at both the Arizona Vistana properties, and enjoyed both tremendously. Both times, a visit to the Desert Botanical Garden has been a highlight of my trip. I have some orthopedic issues, but have been able to navigate through this beautiful and fascinating garden, so different than the landscape of my home in upstate NY, without difficulty. This is a place I plan to continue to enjoy any time I return to the area.
"I visit DBG every time I go to Arizona."03/15/2018
"I visit DBG every time I go to Arizona."
This is one of the most beautiful places in the country. There are different displays, depending on the season. It is most beautiful when the cactus are blooming! Also, when an artist covers the garden with his or her art.
"I visited the desert botanical garden twice."03/15/2018
"I visited the desert botanical garden twice."
The botanical garden is awesome! A great way to spend a quiet morning amongst the floors of AZ.
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"A great visit"03/14/2018
"A great visit"
A must see in Phoenix. A wonderful day of beauty!
"Numerous things to see"03/14/2018
"Numerous things to see"
Many world class exhibits are staged here in addition to the Botanical Gardens themselves. Very nice restaurant on site
"I visited Las Noches De Las Luminarias at the Desert Botanical Gardens in 2015."03/14/2018
"I visited Las Noches De Las Luminarias at the Desert Botanical Gardens in 2015."
As my husband and I strolled through the gardens with our then three and one year old daughters, we were captivated by all the luminaries bringing the Desert vegetation to life! We took time to listen to various musical performances, sip hot cocoa, and star gaze. It was a wonderful way to celebrate the Christmas season out west.
"Botanical Garden is AMAZING"03/07/2018
"Botanical Garden is AMAZING"
I took my four kids, all under age 6, to the Desert Botanical Garden at sunset when the weather was cooler. It was amazing. They absolutely loved it and they still talk about Jun Kaneko Tanuki ceramic sculptures. You give them a hug and because the sun is so hot it is like a warm embrace. They have concerts in the evening and the whole place is stunning. My kids loved walking around and seeing the plants, especially the large cactus. Definitely recommend going to this place.
"Desert Botanical Garden"02/11/2018
"Desert Botanical Garden"
Go in December on Friday or Saturday night for the luminarias. Buy tickets in advance as they sell out. The lights are magical. Great music on each of the different trails. Good libations and food. We snacked along the way and skipped the large buffet meal. Decent cheese plate at the blues band and green pork chili at the three strings concert. You will want a jacket and gloves as it is chilly at night.
"Beautiful Desert Botanical Gardens"02/09/2018
"Beautiful Desert Botanical Gardens"
The Desert Botanical Gardens is a lovely oasis in the desert. It is so beautiful and what a great place to learn about all the different desert plants. We also ate at the little cafe which was very good. Take the whole family, your children will enjoy it too!
"Gardens in March"02/09/2018
"Gardens in March"
Great time to visit in March. The temperature in AZ was perfect!
"A must to visit!"02/08/2018
"A must to visit!"
This is more than just a collection of cacti, although it has amazing examples, it is also a place that yearly exhibits great art. There is also a great butterfly exhibit.
"Wonderful walking and learning experience"02/08/2018
"Wonderful walking and learning experience"
A fantastic place to learn about the many varieties of cacti, flowers and other plants that one might not find anywhere else. The walking path is quite level and it winds around natural displays in a tranquil environment. If there in the warmer months, an umbrella is recommended for shade, and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated, wherever you are in this desert setting!

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