Sign of Moorten Botanical Garden, Palm Springs
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Moorten Botanical Garden

Updated by Pat Dorri on February 27 2024

Desert Flora and Rare Botanicals in Palm Springs

Address: 1701 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264, United States

Cactus plant at Moorten Botanical Garden, Palm Springs
Admire the huge diversity of cactus plants.
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πŸ’² Adult entry from $5

πŸ‘©β€πŸ¦½ Partially wheelchair accessible

🍽️ No Dining Options

🚽 Public Restrooms

Where can I find Moorten Botanical Garden?

Moorten Botanical Garden is just a short drive from downtown Palm Springs and easily accessible by car.

Nestled at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains, it's a sanctuary of desert plant life and a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Why should I visit Moorten Botanical Garden?

Moorten Botanical Garden is a living museum of desert flora, bursting with cacti and other desert plants, including a Cactarium greenhouse filled with rare and unusual species.

It's a must-visit for nature lovers, photographers, and anyone interested in learning about desert ecosystems.

What are the opening hours at Moorten Botanical Garden?

General opening hours

June 1 - September 30

Monday - 9am - 1pm

Tuesday - 9am - 1pm

Wednesday - Closed

Thursday - 9am - 1pm

Friday - 9am - 1pm

Saturday - 9am - 1pm

Sunday - 9am - 1pm

October 1 - May 31

Monday - 10am - 4pm

Tuesday - 10am - 4pm

Wednesday - Closed

Thursday - 10am - 4pm

Friday - 10am - 4pm

Saturday - 10am - 4pm

Sunday - 10am - 4pm

Closures and holidays

Be sure to check for latest guidance on the official website.

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway during sunset
Take in the views of the San Jacinto Mountains from the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.
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Where should I park when visiting Moorten Botanical Garden?

Free parking is available on-site in front of the garden. The parking area is easily accessible, providing convenient access for visitors.

Is Moorten Botanical Garden accessible by public transportation?

Public transport options are limited in Palm Springs, however taxi and rideshare services are to use to reach Moorten Botanical Garden from anywhere in the city.

When is the best time to visit Moorten Botanical Garden?

The best time to visit is during the cooler months from October to April, when the weather is more pleasant.

Morning hours are especially beautiful as the light is perfect for photography.

What are the best things to see near Moorten Botanical Garden?

There are plenty of great places close to Moorten Botanical Garden to also explore. Here are some favorites.

  • Palm Springs Art Museum - Visit here to enjoy a variety of art and design exhibitions.
  • Indian Canyons - Features stunning hiking trails and ancient palm groves.
  • Downtown Palm Springs - Known for its vibrant shopping, dining, and entertainment options.
  • Palm Springs Aerial Tramway - Provides breath taking views of the desert landscape.
Indian Canyons with wildflowers
The Indian Canyons are especially beautiful when the wildflowers blossom.

Common questions about Moorten Botanical Garden

At Moorten Botanical Garden you can expect to wander through an extraordinary collection of desert plants from around the world; a unique 'living museum'. This is what else you can expect to find.

Is Moorten Botanical Garden accessible to those with lower mobility?

βœ”οΈ The main pathways are accessible at Moorten Botanical Garden.

❗ However, some areas may be challenging due to natural terrain and narrow paths.

Is Moorten Botanical Garden free to enter?

❌ No, Moorten Botanical Garden is not free to enter.

Is Moorten Botanical Garden pet-friendly?

βœ”οΈ Yes, pets are welcome in Moorten Botanical Garden, but must be kept on a leash at all times.

Is Moorten Botanical Garden child-friendly?

βœ”οΈ Yes, Moorten Botanical Garden is a wonderful place for children to learn about desert plants and ecosystems.

Is Moorten Botanical Garden a year-round attraction?

βœ”οΈ Yes, Moorten Botanical Garden is open year-round. It's a beautiful any time of the year.

Are refreshments available at Moorten Botanical Garden?

❌ No, there is no cafe on-site at Moorten Botanical Garden, but you can bring a picnic.

Are there restrooms at Moorten Botanical Garden?

βœ”οΈ Yes, there are public restrooms available for visitors at Moorten Botanical Garden.

What else is useful to know before I visit Moorten Botanical Garden

Make sure to bring plenty of water, sunscreen, and a hat for sun protection when you visit Moorten Botanical Garden.

Like what you see? Moorten Botanical Garden also has a plant nursery, offering a variety of desert plants for sale.

Selections of cacti and desert plants at Moortens Botanical Garden and Cactarium
Take a look at what else is on offer when you visit the impressive grounds of Moorten Botanical Garden.
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Where to stay near Moorten Botanical Garden

There are plenty of great hotel options in the Palm Springs, for all budgets, to head back to after visiting Moorten Botanical Garden. Check out some of our favorites below.

  • Life House, Palm Springs - You can expect a tranquil setting, lush gardens and pool, and the most stylish, contemporary dΓ©cor around, when you stay at Life House, Palm Springs.
  • The Paloma Resort - A visit to The Paloma Resort is anything but budget, with luxury surroundings, chic, retro design, and top-notch service.