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“Excellent couple of hours to stroll the compact grounds.”

Tucson Botanical Gardens
Ranked #15 of 287 things to do in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Named one of the Top 10 Gardens in to visit in North America in 2017 by the Canada Garden Tourism Council and One of the Best Secret Garden in America by Reader's Digest, 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. Special annual seasonal exhibits. Experience an outdoor Garden Railway, botanically-inspired gift shops, year-round tours, art exhibits and lunch at Cafe Botanica. Closed Thanksgiving, the Dec. 24 & 25, Jan. 1, the first Saturday in February and July 4.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Portland, Maine
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178 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Excellent couple of hours to stroll the compact grounds.”
Reviewed February 22, 2012

Well-labeled. Pretty. I've been twice, and always enjoyed.

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Plymouth, MN
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nice little garden tucked away in Tucson.”
Reviewed February 16, 2012

Well marked, small garden - great butterfly enclosure.

Visited March 2011
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Tucson, Arizona
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53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“A respite in the city”
Reviewed February 11, 2012

TBG is a remarkable area that is maintained in a manner that dates back decades, maybe longer. To say it's verdant is an understatement. It's beautiful in appearance and spirit. People come to TBG and for a little while can leave their cares behind. Food is served. Don't miss the hummingbirds and butterflies in season and the bats at night. TBG has programs among its many other events (including weddings and prom nights). No visit to Tucson is complete without seeing the Gardens.

Visited February 2012
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Green Valley AZ
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188 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“The Gardens”
Reviewed February 8, 2012

Well kept and knowledgeable personel. Plants are marked a nice outing!

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Thank Charles W
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Red Deer, Canada
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Canadians enjoyed TBG”
Reviewed February 7, 2012

An oasis in the city, very well run, welcoming and engaging, and very educational.

Visited March 2011
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