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Tucson Botanical Garden, Tucson

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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4.2/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web
Tucson Botanical Garden is divided into themed gardens, including the xeriscape garden, which features a lush plot with low water usage. The gardens were the brainchild of horticulturalist Harrison G. Yocum, and they had two other temporary locations. But in 1974, Bernice Porter was looking for a way to save her home and its surrounding gardens, and the two merged. In a guided or self-guided tour, visit the backyard bird garden to discover how to bring hummingbirds, cardinals and other birds into your garden. Walk through to the children's discovery garden to learn about the lifecycle of a plant. Stop by Cafe Botanica for lunch, choosing from a seasonal menu using ingredients from the gardens. Add Tucson Botanical Garden and other attractions to your Tucson trip itinerary using our Tucson vacation generator.
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  • It's rich, especially for the flora of course. You learn a lot of things about the minerals and the desert plants. It is located in the city, not far from the University...
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  • We wanted to go to the cafe in the botanical gardens, and we had a fantastic meal there! We also took the time to walk around and seeing all of the different dessert plants was fascinating, and I took...  read more »
  • I spent the afternoon with my granddaughter touring the grounds and the butterfly exhibit. Wonderful quiet place. 
  • I came here with my sister while she was in town. The location was a little hard to find and the parking lot was small. The walk around was beautiful, we also got to see the butterfly display room. I could have stood in there all day waiting for butterflies to land so we could take pictures. They had great landscaping ideas for the local weather restraints. It was nice to see so many ideas and options and know that living out here in the desert doesn't have to mean you cant have plants thrive too! We grabbed a bite to eat at the little cafe they had there. We got the Hummus Board and Lamb Empanadas and shared between the two of us. All of it was delicious, it was a little out of my comfort zone with the goat cheese but it paired well with the hummus pits and lamb. A little pricey but it is all local and seasonal so its not a complaint just a note to make sure you have some cash with you. The gift shop is great too!
  • I LOVE Tucson Botanical Gardens! It provides a quiet and safe place to wonder and take in the delights of colors, scents and the joy of being outdoors. The art gallery features local artists for a month at time. The cafe offers fresh, healthy food choices and cool drinks for hot Summer days. I can not say enough good about the gardens. Please consider becoming a member and taking advantage of special events, classes and giving to a good community organization! You simply can not go wrong with supporting Tucson Botanical Gardens!
  • I've lived in Tucson for a year, and only made it here because of a dog photo event donated by a local photographer. I was very impressed with the gardens and all they had to offer. I'll definitely be going back to explore more once the weather is a little cooler!
  • It is a quick drive down 10 for me from Phoenix. I try to visit once each year at least. Love the entire garden and park here. Everything is so gorgeous and well maintained. There are varieties here I do not see in other area botanical gardens. The Cafe is in a spectacular setting. Anyone should come here. But if you are visiting Tucson, you'll get a great idea of how beautiful the entire state of Arizona is just by being here.
  • My son loved this, he is 18 months. Absolutely beautiful! My favorite is the butterfly exhibit. Very peaceful, we will be buying a pass we loved it so much!
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