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Tucson Botanical Gardens

Our Mission

The Tucson Botanical Gardens connects people with plants and nature through art, science, history and culture.

Tucson’s Urban Oasis

The Tucson Botanical Gardens, a tranquil oasis in the heart of Tucson, strives to be recognized and respected as the best small public garden in America.

Core Values

As the Tucson Botanical Gardens moves forward, its leadership respects the Porter legacy and all that it embodies. Bernice Porter was committed to creating a garden that was both aesthetically beautiful and educational. She envisioned it as a community resource for learners of all ages, knowledge levels, and abilities—a center where one could learn about plants, gardening, and nature.

We strive to provide a setting that is beautiful to the eyes and attractive to all the senses.

We are committed to meeting the highest standards of performance.

We seek to be a place that touches people’s hearts and minds.

We believe in the power of working together to share dreams and achieve common goals.

We believe that learning is a lifelong process that should be enjoyable and stimulating.

Consistent with our mission and policies, we strive to conduct all Garden activities ethically.

By conserving and protecting our resources, we serve as a model for the community.

More About Tucson Botanical Gardens.

Historic ties to Tucson

The Historic Porter Property

local leadership

Leadership & Board

Seasonal Happenings

The Newsletter