Visit an award-winning garden minutes from your Tucson hotel. The Tucson Botanical Gardens was named as a Top 10 North American Gaden Worth Traveling For by the Canadian Garden Council and American Public Garden Association. Receiving a prestigious Garden Tourism Award requires besting scores of gardens across Canada and the U.S. The award is reserved only for gardens which set the bar high for the promotion and development of gardens as a tourism destination.
The Tucson Botanical Garden, located at 2150 North Alvernon Way, Tucson, is a short drive from the best hotels and accessible to all. Admission is just $13 for adults in cooler seasons and $9 in the summer. Guests can take a variety of classes, workshops and programs at Tucson Botanical Gardens such as the Frida & Diego Mexico City Tour, the Docent Training Program for Tucson visitors here for an extended stay, DIY Desert Design, and special classes for teachers, children, adults and families.
Guided and self-guided tours are available daily, and groups can call ahead to reserve a special, personalized visit. Plan on spending a leisurely day at these gorgeous gardens, including lunch or happy hour at the Botanica Café. The Sonoran desert inspires the menu, with every dish scratch-made and featuring local vendors and ingredients.
Don’t miss out on a true Tucson gem. When visiting the Tucson Botanical Gardens, check out:
- Twilight Thurdsays when the garden is open late until 8 p.m. for a one of a kind dusk experience
- Schedule your own private event at the gardens from a wedding to a unique classroom outing
- The Gardens gift shops for one of a kind treasures featuring local artists and many butterfly and hummingbird related items
- Butterfly Magic: A Tropical Wonderland in Tucson during butterfly season (October – May) where the butterflies are aflutter and the orchids are blooming