Monday, April 22, 2013

Tucson Botanical Gardens


The Tucson Botanical Gardens are located in Tucson, Arizona.  They cover 5 1/2 acres and contain a rich collection of cacti and desert wildflowers.  The mission of the garden is to "promote responsible and appropriate use of plants and water in a desert environment through education and demonstration and provide a place of beauty and tranquility for Tucson residents and visitors."  The gardens are actually a collection of 16 gardens, which include a Zen garden, prehistoric garden, butterfly, and children's garden.


The gardens are open daily from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.  Admission is $13.00 per adult and $4.00 per child.


21 comments:

  1. I don't think the gardens was open when we lived there.

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    1. I guess you'll have to go back for a visit, then.

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  2. Greetings Sherry,

    My human loves botanical gardens. The one in Tucson looks fascinating. He used to visit the VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver, Canada.

    Pawsitive wishes,

    Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar! :)

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    1. Penny, you are the most brilliant dog I've ever met! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. This sounds interesting. Must visit this place. Recently visited the Chicago Botanic Garden. Happy A to Z-ing!

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  4. Dessert gardens definitely have their own unique beauty.

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  5. Desert gardens are quite beautiful. Recently visited Huntington Gardens in CA and was surprised how much I enjoyed it.

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    1. I love that place! It's one of my favorites!

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  6. I love desert gardens.. they're so amazing and unusual.

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    1. They're restful in their own special way.

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  7. Desert isn't just tan. This garden sounds like it brings the desert environment alive.

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  8. The mission serves an excellent purpose! Thanks for the information, Sherry! Beautiful picture!

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    1. I like the planter in the top picture, too. Such vibrant colors!

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  9. These sound lovely. I've been to Tucson many times, but have never visited these gardens.

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    1. You'll have to put it on the list for the next trip.

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  10. I didn't know Tucson had a garden like this! I've only been to the Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix (which is gorgeous!). I may have to take a trip down south this summer!

    Happy A to Zing!

    http://cbwentworth.wordpress.com

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    1. I believe I featured the Desert Botanical Gardens for my D post!

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  11. Hi Sherry .. this looks fun ... cheers Hilary

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