For Immediate Release-March 20, 2023

Tucson Botanical Gardens Wins Fourth Place In USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards

Tucson, AZ— Tucson Botanical Gardens (TBG) has placed fourth in the USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards contest for Best Botanical Garden. Nominees for the award are chosen by a panel of relevant experts which include a combination of editors from USA TODAY; editors from; relevant expert contributors; and sources for both these media and other Gannett properties. Tucson Botanical Gardens was one of 20 gardens selected for the Best Botanical Gardens Category. Voting by the public narrowed the list down to the top 10. Voting began February 6th and closed March 6th. “We want to thank the Tucson community and fans of TBG for voting for us! Thanks to you, this public garden is receiving national recognition and we are able to broadly showcase our mission: connecting people with plants and nature through art, science, history and culture,” states Executive Director Michelle Conklin.

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About the Tucson Botanical Gardens:

Located on the site of the historic Porter property, Tucson Botanical Gardens (TBG) is a five and a half acre collection of 17 gardens in the heart of Tucson, Arizona. A true urban oasis, TBG was selected #4 in USA Today’s 10Best Botanical Gardens Readers’ Choice Awards for 2023. Gardens include the Cactus & Succulent Garden, Barrio Garden, Children’s Garden, Herb Garden and many more that showcase the diversity of plants that can thrive in the Sonoran Desert. Tropical butterflies from around the world are featured in the Cox Butterfly & Orchid Pavilion from October through May. TBG offers rotating art displays, community classes, events and international exhibits. The Gardens are home to Edna’s Eatery, offering refreshments, breakfast and lunch. Event services are also provided for groups, weddings and social gatherings. The Tucson Botanical Gardens are located at 2150 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85712. Learn more and purchase tickets at

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