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Tucson Botanical Gardens
NileGuide Expert Says:
A small café, Gardens’ Café, serves quick excellent lunches.
2150 N. Alvernon Way
(Just south of Grant & Alvernon intersection)
Tucson, AZ 85712
520 326 9686
The Tucson Botanical Gardens sits smack in mid-town near one of Tucson's busier intersections. Like Tohono Chul Park, it's an unexpected oasis surrounded on all sides by a bustling city. There are 16 gardens representing a variety of gardening traditions and themes, including a backyard bird garden, a children's garden and a xeriscape demonstration garden. The charming adobe buildings on site date back to the 1920s. Tucson Botanical Gardens is a must for plant lovers.