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Tucson Botanical Gardens

2150 N Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85712-3199
+1 520-326-9686
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I was very impressed with these botanical gardens. The indoor butterfly and orchid exhibits were... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Rae H
via mobile
Interesting foliage.

I didn't know there were so many kinds of succulent plants or cactus!! The variety was mind... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Melissa C
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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“butterfly house” (92 reviews)
“frida kahlo” (45 reviews)
“butterfly room” (15 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
2150 N Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85712-3199
+1 520-326-9686
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was very impressed with these botanical gardens. The indoor butterfly and orchid exhibits were especially spectacular. The local artist gallery was impressive too. Definitely recommend if you are in tucson.

Thank Rae H
Reviewed 2 days ago

I didn't know there were so many kinds of succulent plants or cactus!! The variety was mind boggling! The gift shop was interesting and had some cool stuff. The check in was a little confusing and I think we could have gone through the garden...More

Thank Melissa C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very nice garden. Easy walking paths. Very nice plantings, most of which are well marked. Nice Butterfly aviary (weather permitting). Nice gift shop and small cafe. Check Groupon for periodic coupons.

Thank Rose F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I visited on a Saturday. Even though a little pricey at 15 USD per person, the garden was well worth the visit. An amazing variety of cacti and succulents from arid regions around the world. Very educational. The highlight was the butterfly...More

Thank Rick M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Does the title sounds like a botanical garden? Of course not. But you get all of those things plus a butterfly exhibit; a puppet show and a child’s kitchen for the preschoolers; a great gift shop where you won’t leave empty handed; demonstration gardens galore...More

Thank Judith D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit. You will learn a lot about cacti and all the beautiful plants that bloom year round in Arizona. The butterfly pavilion is small but outstanding.

Thank O8191QKjohnc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice trip to the botanical gardens in Tucson! Nicely laid out, and always beautiful. If you have time to visit - Do so!

Thank travelgeeks059
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I love plants. The garden is lovely lots of areas to explore. The origami artwork was an added benefit. The gift shop was also a treasure to explore. Take your time enjoy strolling through the gardens walking through the butterfly house. Letting...More

Thank R W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've visited three times over the past five or so years. The gardens are more varied and interesting every time I go. It is a pleasant stroll, or a nice place to sit and enjoy some quiet time in nature. I particularly enjoyed the butterfly...More

Thank mbmmn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came here to attend an art exhibit of Frida Kahlo's. My friend and I decided to walk the whole garden and found it to be very interesting. Lots of different cactus from our area that I'd never seen before, and a wonderful gift shop...More

Thank TucsonGrammy
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carolyn h
20 November 2017|
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Response from divaw0rld | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry; I don't understand how this question relates to the Tuscon Botanical Gardens. If this is an employee at the Gardens, please contact their Human Resources department.
5 May 2017|
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Response from Michelle C | Property representative |
Yes, your admission fee admits you into the Cox Butterfly & Orchid Pavilion. NOTE: Please check the website for Pavilion hours as the Butterfly exhibit has its own separate hours.
Pat M
7 December 2016|
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Response from Michelle C | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. I'm so sorry, but we do not have any original paintings of Frida Kahlo. In Frida's short life she wasn't able to produce a large body of work, and most of her originals are in private collections... More