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Tucson Botanical Gardens is divided into themed gardens, including the xeriscape garden, which features a lush plot with low water usage. The gardens were the brainchild of horticulturalist Harrison G. Yocum, and they had two other temporary locations. But in 1974, Bernice Porter was looking for a way to save her home and its surrounding gardens, and the two merged. In a guided or self-guided tour, visit the backyard bird garden to discover how to bring hummingbirds, cardinals and other birds into your garden. Walk through to the children's discovery garden to learn about the lifecycle of a plant. Stop by Cafe Botanica for lunch, choosing from a seasonal menu using ingredients from the gardens. Plan my day in Tucson using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
Tucson Botanical Gardens reviews
Beautiful garden. Lovely walk. Interesting information. Well worth time and money. If I lived in Tucson I would come here a lot! This is what I thought the Desert Museum would be like.
Beautiful garden. Lovely walk. Interesting information. Well worth time and money. If I lived in Tucson I would come here a lot! This is what I thought the Desert Museum would be like. more »
I’m a Master Gardener and found this garden so well done. Congratulation to all those who have taken part in establishing and maintaining such an incredible work of art!
I’m a Master Gardener and found this garden so well done. Congratulation to all those who have taken part in establishing and maintaining such an incredible work of art! more »
Great place to visit! Free parking with the entrance further back into the parking lot. Lots to see and many trails to take. Great cacti and flowers at every corner. Gift shop has cool butterfly magnets, shirts, jeweled plant stakes, and so much more. There's a butterfly arboretum, saguaros, large butterfly metal sculptures made out of different beautiful stones. I've never seen so many different types of cacti before, highly recommend!
Wonderful place to visit.$13 for seniors.you can easily spend several hours here. There are several pergolas that isolate styles of plants, desert, flowers, etc., with places to sit and just enjoy. Many cacti from all over the world. Crafted sculptures of butterflies and dragonflies throughout. Original Porter home is still there but basically houses art work. Well maintained walkways and paths, easily accessed for wheel chairs. Highlight for us was the butterfly arena that housed different species from around the world.
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