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Tucson Botanical Gardens

2150 N Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85712-3199
+1 520-326-9686
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What a lovely place!

These gardens are beautiful, well-kept, and the plants are easily identified. In addition, we were... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
birdsnfish
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Mobile, AL
Wonderful Oasis in the middle of Tucson

This is a wonderful place to spend a day. The plants are well marked and there are many places to... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2018
Karen S
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Sahuarita, Arizona
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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, seasonal art exhibits and lunch at Cafe Botanica. Closed Thanksgiving, the Dec. 24 & 25, Jan. 1, the first Saturday in February and July 4.
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Hours Today: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2150 N Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85712-3199
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

These gardens are beautiful, well-kept, and the plants are easily identified. In addition, we were fortunate to visit when the Corpse Plant was beginning to bloom, a phenomenon that happens only every 7-10 years. In addition, this plant was housed in a greenhouse, also home...More

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Reviewed May 16, 2018

This is a wonderful place to spend a day. The plants are well marked and there are many places to sit and enjoy the tranquil gardens. All kinds of plants to see and the Butterfly exhibit is the highlight. I highly recommend a trip to...More

1  Thank Karen S
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Reviewed May 16, 2018

The Tucson Botanical Gardens is a well maintained, easy to get around, with lots of different displays or gardens, that feels good to be in. There are enough mature trees that shade is abundant and something is blooming all year long. There are several benches...More

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Reviewed May 15, 2018

Good number of Cacti and Succulents from the area and around the world.in a historic in town property. Very beautiful and educational. The butterfly exhibit is open from October through May. It is a must see. Can be hot in the summer, so go early....More

2  Thank AZ1912
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Reviewed May 8, 2018

if you want to see all the varieties of plants and flowers the desert has to offer this is the place! The kids garden was still under construction but it was already amazing...with interactive venues throughout. Dont miss the indoor climate controlled exotic plant section.

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Reviewed May 8, 2018

In April and May, the cacti are blooming, and the garden is very colorful. It was absolutely gorgeous on a Sunday morning. The staff is friendly and helpful. The butterfly/orchid house is smaller than I thought, but still a nice sight.

2  Thank Carolyn O
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Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful garden with many areas to cover and many different plants and flowers to see! $15 for an adult isn’t too bad either! And the butterfly exhibit was amazing! I could have spent a lot of time in there looking at all the butterflies and...More

1  Thank Jess R
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Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

Visiting my mom, She took me here and so glad she did. What a beautiful place. Loved how they separated the gardens into different areas. Loved their tropical Butterfly House, and not to warm where you can manage to hang out and check out all...More

1  Thank Loreen P
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Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

visited TBG last month and it was very reasonably priced. huge variety of plants, flowers, cacti, butterfly exhibit, etc. very clean facility and friendly informed staff. would definitely go again

1  Thank Tamara M
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

tucson botanical gardens is an oasis in the desert. the living butterfly exhibit is extraordinary. soothing gardens with plenty of shade and setting areas. you can spend and hour or an entire day depending on your time frame. don't pass on this one

1  Thank claudia p
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Kimberly G
May 7, 2018|
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Response from Jess R | Reviewed this property |
September is when their monsoon season ends so I would steer clear of June-Sept. Since it’s a desert climate they don’t get fall and winter seasons like other places do. It’s warm/hot most of the year. Early spring probably... More
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Diane M
March 22, 2018|
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There is space Depending on what time of the year you visit. There is parking in the surrounding area adjacent to the Gardens. Give ya a call ahead of time and we’ll do our best to accommodate you and your RV!
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November 19, 2017|
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