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Tucson Botanical Gardens

Open Now: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Nice activity

Very well maintained and a lovely way to spend the day. Some work was being done on one end but... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Mabel1996
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Ona, West Virginia
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Small but Beautiful

We visited the Tucson Botanical Gardens on a hot summer day, but thankfully we found a lot of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Petzl76
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Marana, Arizona
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very well maintained and a lovely way to spend the day. Some work was being done on one end but looked to be wrapping up. My only complaint is the price was a little steep.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mabel1996
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Tucson Botanical Gardens on a hot summer day, but thankfully we found a lot of shaded areas within the park. The size of the gardens isn't that big, as we were able to see everything in well under an hour. We were...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If this is your first time visiting a botanical gardens, you’ll probably find it interesting. I’ve been to several gardens in the US and I hate to say, this one is my least favorite. It lacks in size, variety and is in a rough part...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 88nicki
Tucson B, Public Relations Manager at Tucson Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi 88nicki, Thank you for your candid feedback and we're sorry to hear we failed to meet your expectations. We're constantly trying to improve and your feedback does help. A couple of your comments are somewhat beyond our control. Our location and size. Summers in...More

Reviewed July 17, 2019

We enjoyed our walk through the gardens very much. It is beautiful but go early as it got hot. Always can find a bench in the shade. Also be aware, we had a rattlesnake cross the path in front of us1More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Gay B
Tucson B, General Manager at Tucson Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are so happy that you enjoyed your morning walk. It's always 10 degrees cooler in our Garden. You are wise to warn others about rattlesnakes while walking in the Sonoran desert, but there are NO rattlesnakes, or snakes of any kind at the Tucson...More

Reviewed July 16, 2019

The walking paths lead to all kinds of desert flora. The grottos are lovely. There is always shade. And you never know when a wild animal may have be nesting!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Claudi1947
Reviewed July 2, 2019

This is the first time we have gone here. We took our 9 year old grandson to see the butterflies, which unfortunately will not be open until October. We didn't realize this and just wandered the rest of the garden. It's okay if you really...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank levym829
Tucson B, Manager at Tucson Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2019

We love our miniature train exhibit too! Typically children love our to visit our chicken coop. Tulip and her two new chicks love visitors! While enjoying the chirp of the chickens, many children love to play in the outdoor puppet theater, then wander over to...More

Reviewed July 2, 2019 via mobile

The gardens were pretty and the staff was very helpful and friendly. The butterfly exhibit was beautiful.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed June 12, 2019

The best bit about these gardens is the small butterfly house. They have some nice cacti and plants but it is quite a small place and to be honest we later walked around a garden centre and it was just as good in some ways....More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Linda H
Tucson B, Public Relations Manager at Tucson Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2019

Thank you very much for your feedback, Linda. We understand we fell short of your expectations due to the size of our Gardens at 5.5 acres. We understand completely and agree with your sentiments. We're disappointed we're not larger as well and we're working on...More

Reviewed June 11, 2019

Some friends and I enjoyed a few hours rambling around the lovely gardens. I particularly enjoyed the Barrio garden. Learned what not to plant locally after exploring the herb garden, LOL. We were buzzed by hummingbirds periodically, always a thrill. Plenty of parking. Really fantastic...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 8, 2019

Butterfly Magic is only open during certain times of the year. Be sure to check the website first. For me that was worth the price of admission otherwise I think it would be overpriced. The rest was nice, but it was hot and no water...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Here is the information you requested. Adults $15 Students, Seniors (62 years and up) & Military $13 Have a nice visit!
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Adults $15 Students, Seniors & Military $13 Children (4-17) $8 Members & Children 3 & under Free (Copied this from their website)
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So sorry for the delay! I like to say that there's always something blooming at Tucson Botanical Gardens, but in November and December you'll see the fruiting of the grapefruit and pomegranate trees. The Historic Garden... More
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