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“Peaceful and beautiful!”

Tucson Botanical Gardens
Ranked #16 of 302 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: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
Reviewed October 27, 2012

The Gardens are tucked away off of a busy street, providing a haven in the midst of the city. I especially love their butterfly house exhibits. Great for all ages!

Thank AZSherry2012
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

So many different looks---we have toured the butterfly exhibition in the summer, and walked through the paths lined with small lights during the Christmas season. No matter when you tour the garden---it is beautiful...

Thank KellyTucsonArizona
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

We went to this place as well as few others and it is a nice garden, but then again it is just that a garden. I'd really suggest to go to the desert museum or the titan missile museum other than this place. But if you've done that and you don't really have anything else to do drop by and waste some time. Its a place that should be saved so I wouldn't say that you shouldn't go here. Overall a okay place.

2  Thank wildhorse629
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

nice place in the middle of town, but it seems to be a glorified nursery with nothing for sale......not my mug of beer

1  Thank ROBERTD826
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

Had a hard job finding the location, not helped by the fact the entrance and car park area was being rebuilt. Nice quiet area inside, but not as big as expected. The layouts were a bit disappointing.

1  Thank chmurdoch
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