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Tucson Botanical Gardens, Tucson

4.5
#4 of 44 in Parks in Tucson
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.
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  • They squeeze a lot in a very manageable space. April is a great time to visit. The Irises are in full bloom, many other flowers are blooming and the cactus are starting to bloom. It's a very beautiful...  more »
  • We toured this lovely garden on the recommendation of friends and really enjoyed our visit. There was so much to see in this well organized garden, including a butterfly exhibit, succulent, wildflower...  more »
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  • Was only a couple of dollars more to get a membership for our family of six. Worth it for the kids to have 10%off in the gift shop. Staff was friendly and helpful. Location was easy to find. Had a tasty lunch of locally sourced foods with prickly pear black tea. Sculptures were a delightful addition to the flora. Fun herb garden and delightful butterfly and orchid room are all features you will enjoy at the Tucson Botanical Gardens.
  • What a lovely, friendly place for an afternoon stroll. Family from out of town really enjoyed it, I can't wait to come back! The groundskeeper was extremely friendly and pointed out some fast growing low water trees for my property!

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