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Tucson Botanical Gardens

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Address: 2150 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85712
Phone Number: 520-326-9686
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Description: Named by Reader’s Digest as the Best Secret Garden in America, Tucson...
Named by Reader’s Digest as the Best Secret Garden in America, 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. Experience an outdoor Garden Railway, botanically-inspired gift shops, year-round tours, art exhibits and lunch at Café Botánica. Closed Thanksgiving, the second Sunday in October,Dec. 24 & 25, Jan. 1, July 4.
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Tucson Botanical Gardens is just amazing. It is near one of the busiest intersections in Tucson, yet once in the gardens, the noise of the city just disappears. The plant life is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Tucson Botanical Gardens is just amazing. It is near one of the busiest intersections in Tucson, yet once in the gardens, the noise of the city just disappears. The plant life is stunning! The pathways are well maintained. I recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes and bring your camera!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Being a lover of plants, my Mother and I enjoyed the gardens very much. They had a great variety of plants, many cacti, for sure! It was very interesting and enjoyable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Serene oasis in the middle of the bustling urban landscape. This beautiful garden has something for everyone - the herb garden is my favorite space, but roses, butterflies and everything else is also inviting. Perfect for children and adults. The Cafe Botanica is perfect for a light bite - the soups are excellent. A art gallery and gift shop round... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The butterfly exhibit is open from October thru May and this is worth getting an annual pass for. everyday, twice a day during this time newly emerged butterflies are released. Going back several times gives you an opportunity to see more species. The grounds are small but well kept and very nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

A bit over priced to me, and it's in a bad part of town so lock your car. It's small but feels larger than it is. If you came here in the past, they've done a lot of improvements here. Lots of shade and plenty of benches. Handicapped parking is minimal. It's not all Sonoran Desert plants, if you want... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Fun to be with the butterflies, local trees are amazing, not very big but lots of tranquility and peace

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Chula Vista, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

It looks small on the outside but it takes a good 30 minutes or so to see it all. They are even adding on an addition next to it. We were looking for a place to hold a wedding and were given all the information necessary and even got free access to the grounds since this was our first time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Small, but nice gardens in the middle of town. You could easily pass by and not notice. We have also been here for special receptions and private parties, all very nice

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Amazing to view ALL the different types&Colors of Butterflies,,and for them to land on you was just breath taking.The Garden itself w/tropical like surrounding was very comfy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This botanical garden shows how colorful desert plants can be. You'll get lots of great ideas for your own home garden while exploring a variety of types here, many shaded, so it's a good place to visit year round.

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Additional Information about Tucson Botanical Gardens

Address: 2150 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85712
Phone Number: 520-326-9686
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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