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Retreat at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona

Ketki Dongare Jul 3, 2019
Set in a picturesque location at the Papago Park in Arizona, the Desert Botanical Garden is a combination of a botanical garden and a museum as classified by the American Alliance of Museums. The Garden flourishes with 140 acres of vast array of the desert life, giving an exposure to the desert environment.

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More than 50,000 native plants and desert dwellers are on exhibit in the natural surroundings of the Desert Botanical Garden.

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Catch sight of the Towering Cacti spread across the trails in the Sonoran Desert.

The Five Theme Based Trails

The Garden offers five thematic hiking trails, in an outdoorsy location with varied nature paths and views.
1. Sonoran Desert Nature Loop Trail: Featuring beautiful wildflowers and the scenic Sonoran Desert mountains, hike up on this 1/4 mile trail. 
2. Center for Desert Living Trail: Acquaint yourself with the desert environment and in-depth knowledge of the desert habitation.
3. Desert Discovery Loop Trail: Discover the main trail of the Garden showcasing desert plants from all over the world, and galleries filled with grand cacti and succulents.
4. Harriet K. Maxwell Desert Wildflower Loop Trail: Explore this 1/3 mile trail in the Sonoran Desert highlighting the desert wildflowers, blooming cactus, and hummingbirds.
5. Plants & People of the Sonoran Desert Loop Trail: Indulge in the activities planned in the trail to understand how the native people make use of the desert plants for construction tools, food, and other purposes.
Dine-in at the Garden from Gertrude's or enjoy a snack in the outdoors of the Patio Cafe with a wildlife surrounding.
Spend a day in and around the Papago Park, hiking to the mountains or lazying around the lagoons fishing.

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Take a hike around the Desert Botanical Garden and move along the perimeter of Papago Park to explore the desert area at its best.

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Make your way to the Hole-in-the-Rock; a unique rock formation caused due to erosion.