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Tucson Botanical Gardens

2150 N Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85712-3199
+1 520-326-9686
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Very different for a northern gardener

We like to visit botanic gardens around the country - this one is very different being in the... read more

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Herbert M
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My bonus daughter is in town from Seattle to visit so we went to the gardens. Had a great visit in... read more

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Named one of the Top 10 Gardens in to visit in North America in 2017 by the Canada Garden Tourism Council and One of the Best Secret Garden in America by Reader's Digest, Tucson Botanical Gardens is an “Oasis in the Heart of Tucson. Featuring seventeen residentially-scaled specialty gardens, including a Barrio Garden, Zen Garden and a Cactus & Succulent Garden landscaped with unusual rocks from the Harrison Yocum collection. Tropical Butterflies from around the world are featured in the Cox Butterfly & Orchid Pavilion October-April. Special annual seasonal exhibits. Experience an outdoor Garden Railway, botanically-inspired gift shops, year-round tours, art exhibits and lunch at Cafe Botanica. Closed Thanksgiving, the Dec. 24 & 25, Jan. 1, the first Saturday in February and July 4.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
2150 N Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85712-3199
+1 520-326-9686

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Reviewed yesterday

We like to visit botanic gardens around the country - this one is very different being in the Sonoran desert. We are from the Northeast, and we have visited gardens on the East Coast and in Florida. The garden is easy to walk around. The...More

Thank Herbert M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My bonus daughter is in town from Seattle to visit so we went to the gardens. Had a great visit in the gardens. Really beautiful butterflies and cool art. Gift shop has some great items and the cafe smelled wonderful.

Thank Erin R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm often out of Tucson so had no time to visit these gardens for a couple of years. When a friend invited me recently to join her there, I jumped at the chance. Since my last visit, the entrance and gift shop have been moved...More

1  Thank Rumples
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to the Gardens with a friend visiting from California; we are both interested in native plants of Arizona and butterflies. The butterfly exhibit was awesome--quite the experience. The grounds are very nice, well thought out. Lots of parking. Make sure you check on-line...More

Thank Diane D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I suppose people go for something to do- but I expected more. The entertain was good but there just was not much to see at night for the Lumiere.

Thank sunset2261
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful gardens with all kinds of Southwest vegetation, especially cacti and succulents. The orchid and butterfly house is spectacular! Well worth the time for a visit.

Thank maryannwharton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Tucson Botanical Gardens is a nice attraction for locals and tourists alike. The Butterfly Magic exhibit is a MUST SEE. I try to go every year and it normally runs from October-May. It is included in the price of admission. However, If you are...More

Thank jhandler2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I want to come back next week to see the lights for Christmas. The gardens are so beautiful. I didn't know there were so many desert plants.

Thank Alohajudy900
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in town this is a nice place to visit and be surrounded by some greenery. It's pretty brown in the dessert landscape so it was nice to spend time here with blooms and colors. We had a very nice lunch here as...More

Thank 674
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This artistically done botanical garden in the middle of a residential area is a must see! My husband and I were staying at Loews Ventana Canyon resort and this is a short 20 minutes away. We got there when it opened - smart move -...More

Thank JudyAC
Michelle C, Executive Director at Tucson Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you!!! Tell your friends.

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carolyn h
19 November 2017|
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Response from divaw0rld | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry; I don't understand how this question relates to the Tuscon Botanical Gardens. If this is an employee at the Gardens, please contact their Human Resources department.
4 May 2017|
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Response from Michelle C | Property representative |
Yes, your admission fee admits you into the Cox Butterfly & Orchid Pavilion. NOTE: Please check the website for Pavilion hours as the Butterfly exhibit has its own separate hours.
Pat M
6 December 2016|
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Response from Michelle C | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. I'm so sorry, but we do not have any original paintings of Frida Kahlo. In Frida's short life she wasn't able to produce a large body of work, and most of her originals are in private collections... More