Great place and relatively easy to get to with aid of a city map. Approach from the south to avoid crossing traffic, though.
Well laid out botanical garden, everything you ever wanted to know about cacti! Well worth the time if you want to get a feel for Arizona desert palnts and the ecosystem. Worth 1 or two hours, careful in the hot sun!
Beautifully laid out gardens, defining the most interesting and beautiful desert plants. Loved the butterfly enclosure and the huge golden barrel cactus and learned that the Saguaro is at least 50 years old before it grows an "arm". Displays are grouped by theme and native areas, so exhibits are easy to understand. Special places with seating is a plus. Senior... More
Thank you for your kind words! We think our Golden Barrel cactus display is pretty special too! More
Gardens are small but carefully tended and well laid out. The butterfly house was outstanding. So many varieties and the volunteers were knowledgeable. A photog's dream.
Thanks Brett! We are small, but mighty! Hope you get to visit again. More
Butterfly garden with poison dart frogs (they run away, don't worry) an outdoor electric train, quite a bit of landscape artwork, a bistro and a lot of native garden areas with strong themes to observe too. Shade, wheelchair accessible. Well worth the visit here. Excellent demo gardens.
Thanks Charley for the five star rating! We love our volunteers at the Gardens, and they do enjoy talking plants with our visitors. Come back and check out our chicken coop and Alien Invasion of the Plant Kind exhibit! More
Well we went out looking for the new Japanese Gardens in Tucson and missed them and fell into the Botanical Gardens. What an incredible find for us! The docents (volunteers) are ever so helpful and friendly. The gardens are set in 19 (I think) different littler gardens and the are done so well. The cactus area has so many incredible... More
The TBG are nested within the city of Tucson. It is like a garden in a middle of a city. They have a lot of local plants, like many of the cacti that can be found in Tucson or around the world. They have education section to teach people gardening. The most amazing part of the gardens is the butterfly... More
This is a really nice botanical garden. The Sonorran Desert has a wide range of unique plants and flora that is well represented here! This is a really great attraction right in the center of Tucson. This is a great little treasure in Tucson Arizona . Lots of great plants and animals to enjoy while you slip away from the... More
This is a really wonderful botanical gardens. The Sonorran Desert has a wide range of unique plants and flora that is well represented here! Plus a plethora of desert plants from around the globe. The docents are nice and the cafe is fantastic. This is a great little treasure in Tucson Arizona .
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