Tohono Chul
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Cultivate your appreciation for the Sonoran Desert’s natural beauty and the impression it makes on everyone who explores our “Desert Corner”. Here, the seasons inspire wondrous events both in nature and culturally; Tohono Chul celebrates every opening, whether for an internationally known artist or an exquisite cactus flower. Wander the natural desert gardens—escape the noise of everyday. Engage in our sincere passion to evolve “The Desert Corner” as an integral crossroads of nature, art and culture.
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Paddy L
Chicago, IL155 contributions
Nov. 2022
What a beautiful botanical garden! We met friends here for a stroll around this little gem in Tucson. The name Tohono Chul means "desert corner," and it is such a charming nature preserve. The grounds are very well maintained and docents are all around to answer questions you may have. The art work and sculptures displayed among the natural surroundings make it very unique and quaint, much like an outdoor museum. They also have an outdoor seating area where events take place. Wine and music under the stars? Now that is something to come back for!
Written December 3, 2022
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CAAdams53
Fort Collins, CO309 contributions
Oct. 2022
This is a beautiful botanical garden. Well maintained and clean. Lovely art gallery and gift shops. Nice place to buy plants.
Written October 30, 2022
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CocoChanel05
24 contributions
May 2022
Highly recommend visit to this renowned Sonoran Desert garden. Bistro on site. Did not have time for bistro but will be back.
Written July 22, 2022
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cowgirllv
Tucson, AZ28 contributions
Jun. 2022
Just returned from an early morning walk at Tohono Chul. Free admission from 7am - 8am, and you can enjoy Sip & Stroll from 7am - 10am. Walk their newly created 1-mile walking loop, then enjoy coffee, OJ, scones, etc from the Bistro pop-up located at the start of the trail. Friday and Saturday evenings from 5 - 8, they are offering music, beverages including wine, beer, and spirits, along with some light snacks. Fun activities for the summer!
Written June 1, 2022
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ILUVLA63
Seattle, WA29 contributions
May 2022
Unfortunately, I didn't enjoy this desert garden as much as Tucson Botanical Garden. It seems to need more maintenance and thought for visitors. Of course it was very hot (May) but Tucson Botanical Garden had the Butterfly Garden and plenty of trees and shady spots with benches to take a break.
Written May 26, 2022
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tjones005
Oneonta, NY11 contributions
May 2022
We had a very nice leisurely walking tour of the plants and flowers found at Tohono Chul. It was very nice to be able to ask questions and not feel self-conscious about it. We went to Tohono Chul on a free admission day and there may have been more visitors than usual.
Written May 19, 2022
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Daniel B
Omaha, NE98 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Couples
A beautiful setting to see the natural flora and fauna of the desert southwest. The docents were excellent - Ray was extremely knowledgeable and personable.
Written April 23, 2022
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Anne S
Washington DC, DC144 contributions
Mar. 2022
Lovely spot. Take one of the tours! Docents knowledgeable and friendly. Grounds have great options to see different aspects of Sonoran desert landscape within a manageable size. Sit and wait and you'll see lots of birds, butterflies, lizards, etc.
Written March 29, 2022
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hlk2
Rock Island, IL41 contributions
Mar. 2022 • Couples
Docent-led bird walk at 8:30 am was great. Very knowledgeable and friendly docent. I was able to sight birds I hadn’t seen before.
Written March 21, 2022
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traveltheworld012
Rochester, MN13,063 contributions
Mar. 2022
We came here to see what flowers may be blooming on March 8, 2022. We wanted to first have a cup of mid-day coffee. Unfortunately, one had to go into the bistro to get it and there was a very long wait line to get a table. Fortunately, the young man at the host station offered to bring us coffee to a table in the waiting area. That was very nice. We enjoyed the outdoor patio with coffee, then explored the gift shop but everything was ridiculously high priced. Then on to the gardens. I wonder how many people actually "pay" to see the gardens. Yes there is a fee for entrance, but it is to the side and it does not look like paid entrance is enforced. My wife and I did pay, I think it was $15/person $13 for seniors. The gardens and flora are beautiful and many pieces of metal artworks abound as well. We received the Map & guide, but not very helpful in following the trails. We often didn't know what area we were in and there are a lot of dead end areas. I think we may have seen it all though despite the map. Nice enjoyable place to walk.
Written March 20, 2022
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  • Fri - Sat 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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