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Tucson Botanical Gardens

2150 N Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85712-3199
+1 520-326-9686
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A lovely oasis in midtown Tucson

The garden is small, easily walkable by everyone age, and has a nook or cranny for every taste... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2016
Tucson, Arizona
Beautiful little garden in Tucson

We stopped here on the Thursday evening twilight hours they offer in the summer to beat the heat of... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2016
Destin, FL
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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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“butterfly house” (90 reviews)
“frida kahlo” (44 reviews)
“butterfly room” (15 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
2150 N Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85712-3199
+1 520-326-9686

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Reviewed 25 July 2016

The garden is small, easily walkable by everyone age, and has a nook or cranny for every taste. Nuestra Jardin is my favorite place in the Garden, and if you are there in March or April, the Iris Garden is amazing. Also love the Butterfly...More

Thank 5musicgirl7
Reviewed 23 July 2016

We stopped here on the Thursday evening twilight hours they offer in the summer to beat the heat of the day. The flowers and cacti are beautiful, the grounds are quite pretty, and the staff was friendly. The gift shop had a nice collection of...More

Thank Funt1mes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

What a lovely garden. So many different plants. Unfortunately, the butterfly house was closed for refurbishment but we still spent a couple of peaceful hours looking round

Thank 729grahams
Reviewed 29 June 2016

A trip into the way to stay out of the heat in the old days. An adventure into the desert botany.. This is a must visit place if one is short of time.

Thank Gerald S
Reviewed 25 June 2016

I went to a few events at the gardens and they are always beautiful It is a nice setting for weddings.

Thank Kj W
Reviewed 23 June 2016

I went with my family and it was fun.. eventhough we didnt have a lot of time it helped us to move a little bit and let the little explorers run and see nature close. The mini train was somenthing they loved and the Lego...More

1  Thank AlefelixA
Reviewed 19 June 2016

These gardens are fascinating, especially with all the cacti. The extensive varieties are amazing. We went early in the morning because the temperatures here are hanging around 107, going up to 117. Grouping range from Barrio Gardens, to Zen Gardens, to Plants of the Tohono...More

2  Thank webdarter
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Nice place to visit in the spring or fall, cool things for kids. For us to hot to visit in the summer

Thank sakari02360
Reviewed 13 June 2016

This is a very peaceful place and is great with young kids. The butterfly exhibit is exquisite! A couple of hours is plenty of time.

Thank ddbrown2075
Reviewed 30 May 2016

The wife loves butterflies and life is good for me when the wife is happy. :-) There is lots to see and do representative of the desert and the grounds are well maintained. The fee is reasonable ($13.00 pp with small discounts for seniors and...More

2  Thank Marty D
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carolyn h
20 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.
5 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
7 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