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Tucson Botanical Gardens

2150 N Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85712-3199
+1 520-326-9686
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Beautiful gardens

My main reason for visiting was to see the Frida Kahlo exhibit, but I enjoyed the whole place. It... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Orange County CA
TOTAL waste of $9 each 15 min max @ this place..poorly layed out

Total Pass on this 'garden'. It isn't. Impossible to follow the map and make sure you have seen... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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Hours Today: 06:30 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
2150 N Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85712-3199
+1 520-326-9686

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Reviewed yesterday

My main reason for visiting was to see the Frida Kahlo exhibit, but I enjoyed the whole place. It is on the small side, but that was fine with me. I could have spend hours in the butterfly exhibit!

Thank ockandrea
Reviewed 1 week ago

Total Pass on this 'garden'. It isn't. Impossible to follow the map and make sure you have seen 'everything'...even the worker at the site agreed on that. This is a NOTHING place. Wasted time getting there and $9 for about a 10-15 minute walk seeing...More

Thank chisana
Michelle C, General Manager at Tucson Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

I am so sorry you were disappointed and left within 15 minutes of your visit! For those who enjoy cactus and succulent gardens our Garden is considered one of the best in the State of Arizona featuring cactus and succulents (arranged by geographic location and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although the Frida Kamloops exhibit is small, it is a very special experience. The colors are vivid and rich and the plantings are beautiful. During the summer it'seems nice to go early and have coffee in the cafe or go in the late afternoon or...More

Thank Rita P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the botanical Gardens on Mother's Day, and it was a very enjoyable way to spend a few hours. We visited on our first day of vacation, and it was a great way to get introduced to the local flora and fauna, so to speak....More

Thank gmm421
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my 7 yr. old grandson and my sister to the Botanical Gardens on Tuesday, mid morning. The weather is heating up, but the gardens were not too bad. Blooming plants everywhere. Very pretty, quiet, and informational. We visited the Butterfly Pavilion which was...More

Thank chicgal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was ok if you have nothing better to do. Nothing special or extraordinary. Butterfly house was just ok, have seen better.

Thank Kelliep777
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely gardens with an amazing display through out of plants and herbs from all over the world. Butterfly house was extremely hot but delightful with these beautiful creatures landing on you. Such wonderful colours!!!

Thank Revyblonde
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We livre in Tucson now, but prior just visiting this was a place on our to do list. Has a great butterfly enclosure. My brother and I took our kids and they had a blast. Beautiful grounds, friendly staff. Lots of families and children.

Thank Haley L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The butterfly exhibit was OK, a little small and the butterflies were not very active. The rest of the gardens was very informative. There is a section for kids but this is more of an adult experience.

Thank rockcole
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The volunteers who seem to run place have done a remarkable job of enhancing the experience in recent years. It is compact, but carefully maintained. Very healthy plant life.

Thank wr11
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is the butterfly exhibit included in the garden entrance fee
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
You advertise Frida Kahlo artwork at the Botanical Gardens. Is there any? There is a review this month that there is none. I'm visiting early January. PM Canada
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
Kindly advise if the gardens are wheelchair accessible.
30 October 2016|
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Response from Tucson B | Property representative |
Hi Gail, Yes, it is. We have paved and gravel paths in the garden. Hope to see you here soon.