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USA Today 10 Best

Tucson Botanical Gardens

Your Urban Oasis
in the heart of Tucson

Current Exhibits

Jun 1–Sep 30

Power to the Flower

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Jan 13–Jun 11

Flower Mounds

Lex Gjurasic

Apr 11–Sep 25

All At Once

By Kyle Johnston

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.

October 1 – May 31

Butterfly Magic

Special Hours:
Currently Closed

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.

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Photograph of Butterfly Greenhouse and guests

Our tropical conservatory hosts 30 – 50 butterfly species every day that range from Central America, South America, Southeast Asia, and Africa.

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.

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.