We moved to Tucson a year ago, but this was our first visit. For the price ($8 for me and Free for my child) it was well worth it. I've been to larger gardens, but was not disappointed in this one. The grounds were well-kept and lovely, the childrens' garden was quaint, the staff was very friendly, and it SMELLED SO GOOD with the many citrus trees. I really enjoyed their compost garden. Lots of examples of compost bins, with easy-to-follow instructions. They even offer a composter for sale that I saw another visitor purchase. Made me want to start one at our home. The free composting hand-outs / instruction guides are great and appreciated.
We spent approximately 3 hours at the garden and look forward to returning. Bring a snack and sit on the benches in the shady "Zen Garden" next to the Tea House. This is a great place to explore, esp. for a busy 2-year old like mine. Better than a swingset....birds, butterflies, lizards all on site!
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