Tucson Botanical Gardens

The Tucson Botanical Gardens is a unique gem not to be missed. Located on the site of the historic Porter property, Reader's Digest named Tucson Botanical Gardens as the BEST Secret Garden in America. Among mature trees and expertly cultivated foliage, specialty gardens such as the Cactus & Succulent Garden, Barrio Garden, and Herb Garden highlight the diversity of native plants while offering a lush oasis in the heart of Tucson. Experience year-round tours, community events, classes, and art exhibits, as well as the creative, seasonal menu of Café Botanica.

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  • Location
  • 2150 N Alvernon Way
  • Tucson, Arizona 85712
  • HoursGarden hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily (open until 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday)
    Closed January 1, July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day