A botanical garden that also serves as habitat for wildlife? That is exactly what the Desert Botanical Garden is and I am so very down with that!
Located right outside of the city of Phoenix, Arizona in the Sonora desert, the Desert Botanical Garden is a fun mix of education, hiking, tons of desert vegetation, and local wildlife all without actually braving the desert. Sounds like a party, right? I like to party. I like to get weird with animals. Let us do this!
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Flora and Fauna
The Desert Botanical Garden isn’t huge, it only took about 1.5 hours to hike the entire thing, which is great for a slug like me, but it is packed with low-impact trails and native flora.
While the ample flora is cultivated, the critters that have set up shop at the Desert Botanical Garden are pure glorious wildlife.
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The Desert Botanical Garden is definitely worth the price of admission for botany lovers, bird watchers, low impact hikers (good for kids as well as the elderly), lovers of nature, and people that just like to get weird with animals (seriously, DO NOT actually get weird with anything here – leave that to the pros). A definite must-do if you are in the area, you have sobered up from a night of withering alcohol abuse, and you don’t want to brave the unknown in the desert (spoiler alert: there are dead hookers buried out there).
Oh, and if that weren’t enough, the view of the surrounding Sonora desert is absolutely amazing!
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