Plan Your Visit

A lush oasis in the heart of Tucson offering mature trees and expertly cultivated foliage, specialty gardens such as the Cactus & Succulent Garden, Barrio Garden, and Herb Garden highlight the diversity of native plants.

Garden Hours

Open Daily:
7:30am – 3:30pm
Gates close at 3:15pm.

Butterfly Magic Hours:
CLOSED through September 30

Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, January 1st (New Year’s Day), & July 4th


Students, Seniors (62 +) & Military$15
Children (4-12)$10
Member Children (4-12)Free
Children 3 and underFree

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Ordering advance tickets, including member tickets, is encouraged.

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One of the top 10 North American Gardens worth traveling for.

– Canadian Garden Council

Located on the site of the historic Porter property, The Tucson Botanical Gardens is Now celebrating over 40 years of living beauty.

Garden Map Background Entrance Edna’s Eatery Gift Shop Nora theDesert Tortoise Cox Butterfly &Orchid Pavilion Porter HallGallery EducationClassroom Friends House &Gallery Legacy Gallery Founders’ Room Iris Garden Bird Garden Shade Garden HistoricPorter Garden Herb Garden Reception Garden Rose Garden GrapefruitGrove Children’s Garden Exhibit Garden Barrio Garden Zen Garden Sensory Ramadas Cactus & Succulent Garden Xeriscape Garden Aloe Alley Native AmericanCrops Plants of theTohono O’odham Pollinator Garden

2150 North Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ 85712

(520) 326-9686

Garden Etiquette

The Gardens is a living museum. For its protection and the enjoyment of others, please follow these simple guidelines.

  1. Stay on the maintained paths.
  2. Do not climb on trees, walls, sculptures, or foundations.
  3. Smell the flowers but do not collect any plants or plant materials.
  4. Pets are not permitted except for service animals.
    • The exception is our Dog Days of Summer (June – September).
  5. PLEASE DO NOT leave pets in your vehicle.
  6. No Soliciting.
  7. The Gardens is a non-smoking facility, this includes e-cigarettes.
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Field Trips

Self-guided visits to the Gardens are scheduled year-round. Independently explore our 20 themed gardens during your trip. Discounted rates are available. Please read field trip guidelines carefully.

Edna’s Eatery

By Charly’s Grill

Open 7 days a week
7:30am – 2:00pm

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Host an Event

Our beautiful garden setting is the ideal location for any event.

Early in the morning, we strolled the Tucson Botanical Gardens, a sweet little 5.5-acre patch of greenery in busy midtown. It was a perfect way to begin a day, walking through an impressive collection of plants spread across a variety of themed gardens, including a rose garden, herb garden, shade garden, and cactus and succulent garden. Side note: they have a great gift shop and a little café on site.

Diane Bair and Pamela Wright, Globe correspondents