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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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The desert in midtown

This is a fine stop if you are a visitor or a local. In the middle of the city,however,as you wander,the city melts away. take your time,itis worthwhile

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Tucson, Arizona

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is a fine stop if you are a visitor or a local. In the middle of the city,however,as you wander,the city melts away. take your time,itis worthwhile

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Our family and out of town visitors always enjoy this quaint desert garden. Winding walkways through beautiful desert plants. Love the art/statues included here and there. Highly recommend the seasonal butterfly exhibit and luminaria nights.

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is a great garden for new comers to the desert!! People to see the oasis that can be grown here with beautiful trees and flowers. Wonderful area for children to play, many seasonal exhibits, such as the Butterflies from Oct-May, Lego exhibit showing now.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Don't miss this! The hummingbirds are here in the summer and the gardens are fantastic. They also have a nice little bistro cafe for breakfast and lunch.

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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

What a welcoming place! The arched sign over the parking lot let us know we were in the right place location away as we turned in off a busy main road. It took a bit to discover we needed to go back toward that entrance to find the admissions entrance for the gardens, though. The parking lot we entered was... More 

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Irvine, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Worth stopping at and spending the time to explore! The Botanical Gardens look small from the outside but are actually full of variety. The area is divided in to multiple themed gardens including a wildflower garden, sensory patios, native American & historical gardens, and a butterfly house. There are plenty of things to look at and signs and plaques along... More 

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Hemet
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Looking to see the dessert as it is, then dont miss this beautiful garden. And the roses are here as well as so many others. This is a must to bring a camera

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

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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Monson, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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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Tucson
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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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