After touring botanical gardens in other parts of the country, I can't say that Tucson's garden is my favorite.
This is a smaller garden than most, but does a good job educating visitors on local foliage. A few exhibits on the traditional use of various plants by local Indian tribes. I visited when the garden was hosting a butterfly exhibit, which was held in a mobile home sized building. The smaller space made you feel completely surrounded by the African butterflies.
While I enjoyed my stay, I would recommend the Desert Museum over the gardens, especially those traveling with children if you are short on time or want to limit admission fees.
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