Garden Tours

A variety of docent-led tours are offered throughout the year and are included with Gardens admission. Taking a tour is a great way to learn about the history and plant collections of the Gardens.  Tours are contingent on docent availability and may be cancelled without prior notification.   Please see a schedule of current tours below or scroll down to listen to one of our self-guided audio tours. 

All tours are included with admission.

Garden Tour
Dates & times vary, please see calendar below
This delightful docent-led tour familiarizes guests with the wide assortment of plants that grow successfully in Tucson and showcases a variety of gardening traditions and botanical themes present in our various specialty gardens.

Edible Tree Tour
Wednesdays, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20, Dec. 18
More than 100 species of trees flourish at the Tucson Botanical Gardens.  These trees not only give the Gardens its shady setting, but many of them also provide food.  Learn more about some of our favorite edible trees that grow well in our desert environment during this tour lead by Nutrition Interns from Iskashitaa Refugee Network (

Planning a group visit?

To make a self-guided group reservation for a discounted admission rate, please select: Request a Group Visit.
For an additional fee, groups may also request private tour guide by calling 520-326-9686 ext. *18.  Private tour guides are contingent upon docent availability and cannot be guaranteed.  Please make your request 30 days in advance so we can do our best to meet your needs.


Audio Tours

Tucson Botanical Gardens is pleased to offer audio tours to help visitors explore our garden spaces.  You can access the tours on your own smart phone or other mobile device. Relax and listen as these virtual tour guides take you back in time and across cultures to explore the many connections between plants, people and water.

Take the Nuestro Jardin Audio Tour! >

Tour begins in Nuestro Jardin, Available in English and Spanish.  

Take the Native Crops Garden Audio Tour! >

Tour begins on patio outside the gift shop.