Tucson Botanical Gardens is a major Tucson tourist attraction, and not just for plant lovers. Apart from a rich collection of ... More
Tucson Botanical Gardens
Tucson Botanical Gardens is a major Tucson tourist attraction, and not just for plant lovers. Apart from a rich collection of cactus and desert wildflowers, the gardens offer an educational walk around the history of the native Tohono O'odham Indians and the efforts of local scientists to preserve native seeds. Don't miss the wonderful Nuestro Jardin, the traditional Mexican-American neighborhood garden, or the shaded restaurant patio. Admission Charges are applicable.
Gardens are nice but negative experience with using Groupon coupon. Paid in full in advance $8 to Groupon for admission for two at TUCSON BOTANICAL GARDEN. Receptionist still tried to charge entrance at 9am on 5-31-12 even though Groupon coupon required no further payment. First tried to charge $24. When I explained about Groupon coupon, she said I still owed $16. I explained that again that it was paid in full and she still tried to charge extra $8. I explained it was only for two people and the third person in our group was not going into the garden. She finally very condescendingly allowed two people to enter on GROUPON coupon. Reception rude and discourteous, perhaps because she is white and we are brown and Indian so she thought we are ignorant hicks she could easily cheat. Obviously I can only speculate on her motives since I can never know them for sure but I can certainly comment unequivocally on her behavior. TUCSON BOTANICAL GARDENS in violation of their contract with Groupon.
Made it a point to visit even after just having been to New York Botanical Gardens. I was not disappointed. It is larger than it appears. The grounds are so well maintained and the specialty gardens are a treat. Arrive early and spend time for lunch.
I went here today and was amazed at the wonderful butterfly exhibit! So many butterflies fly around you and there are many wonderful flowers they land on. If you go, bring a camera with a good MACRO mode! Outside of the butterfly exhibit, they have a butterfly ER - more like a delievery room! You can watch them hatch out of their chrysallis! It's really cool! There are many native flowers and butterflies also...great place to take the kids!
The Botanical Gardens is a hidden gem of Tucson. It was easy to pass on the road when searching from it, but once we found it and entered the gardens, it was lovely. We visited in January '06 when it is still considered Arizona's "Winter" so there were not a lot of flowers blooming. Nevertheless, the gardens were still lovely and only hinted at the Spring beauty to come. We visited the Butterfly Exhibit and it was also wonderful and breathtaking. We would definately return to this facility.
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