Moorten Botanical Garden
Moorten Botanical Garden
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Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Visitors are fascinated by this huge collection of cacti and flowers amid scenic nature trails.
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  • Joel K
    Vancouver, Canada3,706 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small Botanical Garden depicting Desert plants from different regions of the USA and Mexico
    Privately run Botanical Garden by the Moorten Family. Different sections of the garden depict regions of cactus, succulent plants. An easy walk through the garden. In addition there is a Cactarium (green house).
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 10, 2023
  • Brown_Samantha
    Kennewick, Washington1,630 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small garden but great way to spend an hour for only $5 entrance fee -- really enjoyed all the cacti and desert plants
    It took us about an hour to wander through the garden. Free parking, $5 entrance fee. Lots of varieties of cacti, really enjoyed to finally learn some of the names. There are also lots of desert plants like aloe, yucca, and cholla. Lots of shade too for the afternoon sun. There is a small pond with fish and stream going through the garden. Very nicely done! You can buy plants to take home. There is turtle space, but no turtle when we visited.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 20, 2023
  • Michael C
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wedding Ceremony Perfection!!!
    We held our wedding ceremony at the garden and it was nothing short of amazing. Everything was perfect and owners so easy to work with and helpful. This is a hidden secret in Palm Springs to hold your wedding. The setting is perfect and very affordable!!!
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 17, 2024
  • Mark R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun time, knowledgeable staff
    Spent a nice 1.5 hours at the garden, wide variety of desert plants we’ve never seen. The staff’s knowledge of the plants was amazing, and we left with a bunch of starter-sized cacti. Worth a visit!
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 22, 2024
  • khleber6
    Sunnyvale, California57 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice small desert garden
    We spent a very pleasant 45 minutes or so among the various cacti and other desert plants. Just a few plants were in bloom in mid-March, but many were just about to bloom. We also caught the beginning of a guided tour where they talked about palm trees which was interesting. Worth adding to your itinerary if you enjoy botanical gardens.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written March 16, 2024
  • Jurora
    Peterborough, Canada606 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Was here winter 2023
    We were staying at the hotel, pretty-well adjacent to this garden, so it was a very easy walk to get there. I was surprised at how tall, wide, and old some of the cactus were, along the paths, and they were grouped into different regional deserts . Since I love cactus, and it doesn't grow where I come from, I spent alot of time looking at the different ones. People that arrived well-after me, passed me, and were probably out well before me! I went into the greenhouse, which had alot of potted cactus, and some were hanging pots, with the cactus growing upside down! I saw the box in a separate area, where they had made a den for the turtles to hibernate for winter. On the other side, there was a large tortoise, that had come out of hibernation. Just around the exit, there are tables with various cactus, pots and things for sale for a garden, but I didn't buy anything. There is a large, dirt parking lot beside the gardens. Glad I visited here!
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written April 3, 2024
  • Danno1961
    66 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cute place for what it is
    First, realize that this is not a large botanical garden. It's a small private garden that has a wonderful assortment of dessert plants. The entrance fee was reasonable. Expect to spend about a half hour walking through the place. We saw several hummingbirds enjoying the garden, too!
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 10, 2024
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Hedthree G
Pomona, CA76 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Palm Springs is short on things to do. This is a SMALL garden with wonderful specimens. It's a nice place. Plan on no more than 20 minutes.
Written April 23, 2024
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Ashley W
Palm Springs, CA48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Visited Moorten Botanical Garden - cactus heaven! The variety of desert plants and the peaceful atmosphere make it a must-see in Palm Springs.
Written April 17, 2024
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Danno1961
Streamwood, Illinois66 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
First, realize that this is not a large botanical garden. It's a small private garden that has a wonderful assortment of dessert plants. The entrance fee was reasonable. Expect to spend about a half hour walking through the place. We saw several hummingbirds enjoying the garden, too!
Written April 10, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Jurora
Peterborough, Canada606 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
We were staying at the hotel, pretty-well adjacent to this garden, so it was a very easy walk to get there. I was surprised at how tall, wide, and old some of the cactus were, along the paths, and they were grouped into different regional deserts . Since I love cactus, and it doesn't grow where I come from, I spent alot of time looking at the different ones. People that arrived well-after me, passed me, and were probably out well before me! I went into the greenhouse, which had alot of potted cactus, and some were hanging pots, with the cactus growing upside down! I saw the box in a separate area, where they had made a den for the turtles to hibernate for winter. On the other side, there was a large tortoise, that had come out of hibernation. Just around the exit, there are tables with various cactus, pots and things for sale for a garden, but I didn't buy anything. There is a large, dirt parking lot beside the gardens. Glad I visited here!
Written April 3, 2024
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HBerke
Boston, MA461 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
This is a great place to visit for any cacti lover! Beautiful little botanical garden in the center of Palm Springs that is great for a short walk or buying some lovely plants. $5 entry
Written March 27, 2024
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khleber6
Sunnyvale, CA57 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We spent a very pleasant 45 minutes or so among the various cacti and other desert plants. Just a few plants were in bloom in mid-March, but many were just about to bloom. We also caught the beginning of a guided tour where they talked about palm trees which was interesting. Worth adding to your itinerary if you enjoy botanical gardens.
Written March 16, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

jackpine2
Omaha, NE613 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
a jewel in the middle of town.. a great variety of catci etc.. makes for a pleasant "walk in the park"but don't rush it as there is a lot to see
Written February 3, 2024
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Mark R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Spent a nice 1.5 hours at the garden, wide variety of desert plants we’ve never seen. The staff’s knowledge of the plants was amazing, and we left with a bunch of starter-sized cacti. Worth a visit!
Written January 22, 2024
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Michael C
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
We held our wedding ceremony at the garden and it was nothing short of amazing. Everything was perfect and owners so easy to work with and helpful. This is a hidden secret in Palm Springs to hold your wedding. The setting is perfect and very affordable!!!
Written January 17, 2024
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Fearless777431
Mississauga, Canada80 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
With all the great activities Palm Springs and Palm Desert offer, this should be low on the list unless you love cacti. $5 per person and you can walk it in 15 minutes.
Written January 13, 2024
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