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“Not to be missed”
Review of Tohono Chul

Tohono Chul
Ranked #9 of 313 things to do in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Cultivate your appreciation for the Sonoran Desert’s natural beauty and the impression it makes on everyone who explores our “Desert Corner”. Here, the seasons inspire wondrous events both in nature and culturally; Tohono Chul celebrates every opening, whether for an internationally known artist or an exquisite cactus flower. Wander the natural desert gardens—escape the noise of everyday. Engage in our sincere passion to evolve “The Desert Corner” as an integral crossroads of nature, art and culture.
Reviewed May 27, 2012

The travel guides give little mention of this wonderful garden/art gallery. We had a wonderful docent (who told us she had months of training) who led us through the gardens making sure to stop in shaded areas often. We had a delicious lunch (the prickly pear lemonade hit the spot) which was well priced in the tearoom. There are walking trails which we didn't get to do but we'll be back for another visit for sure.

Thank bontravel
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"gift shop"
in 137 reviews
"desert plants"
in 88 reviews
"prickly pear lemonade"
in 25 reviews
"garden bistro"
in 17 reviews
"tea room is"
in 16 reviews
"plant sales"
in 12 reviews
"breakfast or lunch"
in 14 reviews
"native plants"
in 44 reviews
"children's garden"
in 17 reviews
"art gallery"
in 39 reviews
"lovely park"
in 13 reviews
"for sale"
in 35 reviews
"desert oasis"
in 15 reviews
"local artists"
in 17 reviews
"botanical gardens"
in 28 reviews
"walking trails"
in 19 reviews
"special events"
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Reviewed May 24, 2012

I have been visiting and dining here since 1997, and recommend this place to all new Tucson visitors as a peaceful place to get in touch with the Sonoran desert. Gift shop has nice selection of unique items, to include local artists and authors.

Thank xmasdeb
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Reviewed May 21, 2012

We stopped for lunch in the cafe overlooking the grdens with hummingbirds everywhere. Food was very good and the walk thru the gardens was exceptional. There are several gift shops, sculptures in the gardens and all the cactus were in bloom. Could not ask for more on our trip to Tucson.

Thank rondor33
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Reviewed May 13, 2012

Started with the reptile seminar in progress when we got there. You could spend a lot of time wandering the property looking and learning. Wonderful and knowledgeable staff. Make sure you dine at the tea shop! Fairly small menu but we all loved our meals!

Thank FXDWG05
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Reviewed May 13, 2012

this lovely place is absolutely divine, a botanical garden with a charming restaurant, who could ask for more? great outdoor seating, many interesting dishes
First time I went I had their eggs benedict, great interpretation, not a traditional french version, this was southwest with black beans and flower tortillas. they also have a great gift shop and nursery with native plants.

Thank hungariancountess
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