Tucson Botanical Gardens

Your Urban Oasis
in the heart of Tucson

Dog Days of Summer!

June 1 – September 30 bring your furry canine friend with you on your summer garden stroll.

Current & Upcoming Exhibits

Jun 4–Sep 30

Quilts in the Garden

Closed Jul 14, 2024

Washed Ashore

Art to Save the Sea

Jul 13–Nov 30

The Barrio Bug


In this natural oasis, one can easily lose themselves in the beauty of their surroundings and find a sense of calm within the world. It’s simply beautiful.

– Derrick D.

events at the garden

Celebrate with loved ones.

Our beautiful garden setting is the ideal location for any event; weddings, memorials, corporate events, or private parties. We offer premier catering by Westward Look Resort. Let us help you create a memorable and unique event.

October 1 – May 31

Butterfly Magic

Special Hours:
CLOSED through September 30

The Cox Butterfly and Orchid Pavilion is our tropical oasis featuring hundreds of butterflies that flutter around you as you walk, tropical plants not easily seen in the Southwest, and dazzling showy orchids from around the world. This year we are celebrating 20 years of Butterfly Magic!

As southern Arizona’s first and only tropical butterfly exhibit, we are honored to have set the standard for how these amazing species can and should be displayed.  Butterfly Magic’s ability to constantly change and evolve has kept it a staple of Tucson that can be revisited time and time again.  It has truly been a magical 20 years, and we look forward to 20 more!

Photograph of girl in cactus garden


Awesome place to admire all of the wonders of nature that Tucson has to offer! Always a pleasure! The Butterflies were amazing!! Be sure to check out the gift shop for some wonderful take a ways to remember your visit!

– Shawna L.