Best gardens in Palm Springs Desert

Check out the top gardens in Palm Springs Desert, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
1. The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
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250 local reviews
47900 Portola Ave, Palm Desert
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+1 760-346-5694
ZooParkPoint of interest
Jenna
The Living Desert is an amazing zoo and botanical garden site. It features wide pathways with lots of shade,…
Sherrie
Unique zoo and botanical garden that specializes in the deserts of the world. Mountain lion, leopard,…
David
The Living Desert is a unique zoo and botanical garden, featuring nature trails, animal shows, a state-of-the-…
1. The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
1. The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
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250 local reviews
47900 Portola Ave, Palm Desert
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+1 760-346-5694
Jenna
Jenna
The Living Desert is an amazing zoo and botanical garden site. It features wide pathways with lots of shade, so it's perfect for long walks…
Sherrie
Sherrie
Unique zoo and botanical garden that specializes in the deserts of the world. Mountain lion, leopard, warthogs, bighorn sheep and Peninsular…
David
David
The Living Desert is a unique zoo and botanical garden, featuring nature trails, animal shows, a state-of-the-art wildlife hospital (you can…
2. Indian Wells Tennis Garden
2. Indian Wells Tennis Garden
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144 local reviews
78-200 Miles Ave, Indian Wells
+1 760-200-8400
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Annette
Children's Art and Music Festival in December /// Dr. George Car Show in February //// BNA Paribas Open for 2…
Fabio
Indian Wells Tennis Gardens hosts the 5th biggest tennis tournament. This is also a shuttle pick up location…
Chris & Kat
The home to the famous Paribas Open every April and one of the best venues to take in a tennis match anywhere…
2. Indian Wells Tennis Garden
2. Indian Wells Tennis Garden
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144 local reviews
78-200 Miles Ave, Indian Wells
+1 760-200-8400
Annette
Annette
Children's Art and Music Festival in December /// Dr. George Car Show in February //// BNA Paribas Open for 2 weeks in March /// Indian…
Fabio
Fabio
Indian Wells Tennis Gardens hosts the 5th biggest tennis tournament. This is also a shuttle pick up location for the Coachella Music…
Chris & Kat
Chris & Kat
The home to the famous Paribas Open every April and one of the best venues to take in a tennis match anywhere on tour. The Tennis Garden…
3. Joshua Tree National Park
3. Joshua Tree National Park
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427 local reviews
Joshua Tree National Park
+1 760-367-5500
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Homestead Modern
"It's known as one of the world’s best rock climbing areas, but the desert hiking is fantastic, too…
Kelly & Scott
"It's known as one of the world’s best rock climbing areas, but the desert hiking is fantastic, too…
David
"It's known as one of the world’s best rock climbing areas, but the desert hiking is fantastic, too…
3. Joshua Tree National Park
3. Joshua Tree National Park
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427 local reviews
Joshua Tree National Park
+1 760-367-5500
Homestead Modern
Homestead Modern
"It's known as one of the world’s best rock climbing areas, but the desert hiking is fantastic, too. Straddling the transition zone between…
Kelly & Scott
Kelly & Scott
"It's known as one of the world’s best rock climbing areas, but the desert hiking is fantastic, too. Straddling the transition zone between…
David
David
"It's known as one of the world’s best rock climbing areas, but the desert hiking is fantastic, too. Straddling the transition zone between…
4. Sunnylands
4. Sunnylands
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48 local reviews
Sunnylands, Rancho Mirage
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Jalpa
A bit of history. Amazing architecture and gardens. "Camp Davis" of the past. Book early as limited tickets…
David
The Sunnylands estate of Walter and Leonore Annenberg – developed in the early 1960s – not only has…
Skip
Sunnylands Center & Gardens is open Wed-Sun, 8:30 am-4 pm. There is no fee and reservations are not required…
4. Sunnylands
4. Sunnylands
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48 local reviews
Sunnylands, Rancho Mirage
Jalpa
Jalpa
A bit of history. Amazing architecture and gardens. "Camp Davis" of the past. Book early as limited tickets get sold out. “The Annenberg…
David
David
The Sunnylands estate of Walter and Leonore Annenberg – developed in the early 1960s – not only has mid-century modernist credentials but…
Skip
Skip
Sunnylands Center & Gardens is open Wed-Sun, 8:30 am-4 pm. There is no fee and reservations are not required. However, if you plan to visit…
5. Moorten Botanical Garden
5. Moorten Botanical Garden
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25 local reviews
1701 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 760-327-6555
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Crystal & Phillip
A tiny family run botanical garden tucked away in the "curve" just off Hwy 111 it will delight you with its…
Jan
The Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium is a 1 acre family-owned botanical garden specializing in cacti and…
Bethann
Private little botanical garden located nearby. Very old cacti, some animals including turtles. Child friendly…
5. Moorten Botanical Garden
5. Moorten Botanical Garden
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25 local reviews
1701 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 760-327-6555
Crystal & Phillip
Crystal & Phillip
A tiny family run botanical garden tucked away in the "curve" just off Hwy 111 it will delight you with its charm and collection of exotic…
Jan
Jan
The Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium is a 1 acre family-owned botanical garden specializing in cacti and other desert plants.
Bethann
Bethann
Private little botanical garden located nearby. Very old cacti, some animals including turtles. Child friendly and inexpensive.
6. The Cafe at Shields
6. The Cafe at Shields
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61 local reviews
80225 CA-111, Indio
Closed · Opens 8:00 AM
+1 760-775-0902
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Priscella
Serves Breakfast,lunch and dinner. Can take a tour on the property. Not sure on price and a unique shop where…
Nuvia
The Cafe at Shields Date Garden o#ers breakfast and lunch, specializing in traditional American and Mexican…
Philip
Shields Date Garden breakfast and lunch at The Cafe at Shields. In 2011, William and Lillian Vanderzalm…
6. The Cafe at Shields
6. The Cafe at Shields
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61 local reviews
80225 CA-111, Indio
Closed · Opens 8:00 AM
+1 760-775-0902
Priscella
Priscella
Serves Breakfast,lunch and dinner. Can take a tour on the property. Not sure on price and a unique shop where you can get world famous date…
Nuvia
Nuvia
The Cafe at Shields Date Garden o#ers breakfast and lunch, specializing in traditional American and Mexican dishes, as well as new twists on…
Philip
Philip
Shields Date Garden breakfast and lunch at The Cafe at Shields. In 2011, William and Lillian Vanderzalm contacted Shields Date Gardens with…
7. 29 Palms Inn
7. 29 Palms Inn
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95 local reviews
73950 Inn Ave, Twentynine Palms
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 760-367-3505
LodgingRestaurantFood
Kimberly
29 Palms Inn happens to be one of my favorite places for breakfast, lunch and dinner... They have live music…
Devyn + Hope
Tucked away near the Oasis of Mara is the 29 Palms Inn Restaurant. This is the place to go if you want a good…
Crystal
This place is amazing for fine dining. Set at the 29 palms inn, the restaurant is open at 5pm and they do…
7. 29 Palms Inn
7. 29 Palms Inn
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95 local reviews
73950 Inn Ave, Twentynine Palms
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 760-367-3505
Kimberly
Kimberly
29 Palms Inn happens to be one of my favorite places for breakfast, lunch and dinner... They have live music every evening and they have a…
Devyn + Hope
Devyn + Hope
Tucked away near the Oasis of Mara is the 29 Palms Inn Restaurant. This is the place to go if you want a good flat iron steak or pasta, they…
Crystal
Crystal
This place is amazing for fine dining. Set at the 29 palms inn, the restaurant is open at 5pm and they do take reservations. The inn is…
8. Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum
8. Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum
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150 local reviews
62975 Blair Ln, Joshua Tree
Closed · Opens 7:00 AM
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Dominique And Ron
A really cool sculpture garden created by Noah Purifoy, made out of found and recycled objects. Someone on…
Bennett
A strange and wonderful must-see! Noah Purifoy filled 2 1/2 acres of the high desert in Joshua Tree with a…
Dave
A strange and wonderful must-see! Noah Purifoy filled 2 1/2 acres of the high desert in Joshua Tree with a…
8. Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum
8. Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum
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150 local reviews
62975 Blair Ln, Joshua Tree
Closed · Opens 7:00 AM
Dominique And Ron
Dominique And Ron
A really cool sculpture garden created by Noah Purifoy, made out of found and recycled objects. Someone on trip advisor said it’s like a…
Bennett
Bennett
A strange and wonderful must-see! Noah Purifoy filled 2 1/2 acres of the high desert in Joshua Tree with a sculpture garden that grew out of…
Dave
Dave
A strange and wonderful must-see! Noah Purifoy filled 2 1/2 acres of the high desert in Joshua Tree with a sculpture garden that grew out of…
9. Koffi North Palm Springs
9. Koffi North Palm Springs
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79 local reviews
515 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs
Open · Closes 7:00 PM
+1 760-416-2244
CafeStoreFood
Louise
Koffie is a nice walk from our house and has a wonderful garden courtyard to sit and drink your coffee or tea…
David
How about a place for coffee where you can sit in a large garden patio? This place is perfect for spending…
Graham
Start your morning with a short walk to this very popular coffee/pastry cafe. In and Outdoor garden seating
9. Koffi North Palm Springs
9. Koffi North Palm Springs
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79 local reviews
515 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs
Open · Closes 7:00 PM
+1 760-416-2244
Louise
Louise
Koffie is a nice walk from our house and has a wonderful garden courtyard to sit and drink your coffee or tea. They make super sized muffins…
David
David
How about a place for coffee where you can sit in a large garden patio? This place is perfect for spending some lazy time.
Graham
Graham
Start your morning with a short walk to this very popular coffee/pastry cafe. In and Outdoor garden seating
10. Palm Springs Art Museum
10. Palm Springs Art Museum
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181 local reviews
101 N Museum Dr, Palm Springs
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 760-322-4800
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Skip
Located in the heart of downtown Palm Springs, the Palm Springs Art Museum features a sophisticated collection…
Georgina
Located in the heart of downtown Palm Springs, it features a sophisticated collection of art-has an art…
David
To escape the heat, head for the art, photography and glasswork at this downtown museum. As its website says:…
10. Palm Springs Art Museum
10. Palm Springs Art Museum
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181 local reviews
101 N Museum Dr, Palm Springs
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 760-322-4800
Skip
Skip
Located in the heart of downtown Palm Springs, the Palm Springs Art Museum features a sophisticated collection of art, much of which has…
Georgina
Georgina
Located in the heart of downtown Palm Springs, it features a sophisticated collection of art-has an art collection that rivals urban…
David
David
To escape the heat, head for the art, photography and glasswork at this downtown museum. As its website says: “It is always 75 degrees…
11. Jackalope Ranch
11. Jackalope Ranch
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66 local reviews
80400 CA-111, Indio
Closed · Opens 11:30 AM
+1 760-342-1999
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Melissa
BBQ Ribs, Chicken, Pasta, Salads, great appetizers. This is one gorgeous place it has huge outdoor seating in…
V
If you appreciate serenity this is a place that will warm your heart. Food is not too impressive but not too…
Rocio
The exterior, interior & backyard gardens are a site that needs to be seen. Spectacular entrance, dining areas…
11. Jackalope Ranch
11. Jackalope Ranch
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66 local reviews
80400 CA-111, Indio
Closed · Opens 11:30 AM
+1 760-342-1999
Melissa
Melissa
BBQ Ribs, Chicken, Pasta, Salads, great appetizers. This is one gorgeous place it has huge outdoor seating in a garden setting complete with…
V
V
If you appreciate serenity this is a place that will warm your heart. Food is not too impressive but not too bad either. There are days…
Rocio
Rocio
The exterior, interior & backyard gardens are a site that needs to be seen. Spectacular entrance, dining areas (inside & out) are all…
12. Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert
12. Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert
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25 local reviews
72567 CA-111, Palm Desert
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 760-346-5600
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Steffanie
The Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert features an architecturally distinctive, LEED-certified 8,400-squar…
Andy
It's a beautiful building and the wonderful exhibits change at specified times. Often there are activities…
Julie
Wonderful sculptures and next to outdoor sculpture garden landscaped in honor of well known local designer.
12. Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert
12. Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert
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25 local reviews
72567 CA-111, Palm Desert
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 760-346-5600
Steffanie
Steffanie
The Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert features an architecturally distinctive, LEED-certified 8,400-square-foot building named The…
Andy
Andy
It's a beautiful building and the wonderful exhibits change at specified times. Often there are activities like yoga in the gardens, special…
Julie
Julie
Wonderful sculptures and next to outdoor sculpture garden landscaped in honor of well known local designer.