The Tucson Botanical Gardens connects people with plants and nature through art, science, history and culture.



The Tucson Botanical Gardens, a tranquil oasis in the heart of Tucson, strives to be recognized and respected as the best small public garden in America.


Core Values

As the Tucson Botanical Gardens moves forward, its leadership respects the Porter legacy and all that it embodies. Bernice Porter was committed to creating a garden that was both aesthetically beautiful and educational. She envisioned it as a community resource for learners of all ages, knowledge levels, and abilities—a center where one could learn about plants, gardening, and nature.

  • Beauty

    We strive to provide a setting that is beautiful to the eyes and attractive to all the senses.

  • Excellence

    We are committed to meeting the highest standards of performance.

  • Inspiration

    We seek to be a place that touches people’s hearts and minds.

  • Community

    We believe in the power of working together to share dreams and achieve common goals.

  • Education

    We believe that learning is a lifelong process that should be enjoyable and stimulating.

  • Integrity

    Consistent with our mission and policies, we strive to conduct all Garden activities ethically.

  • Stewardship

    By conserving and protecting our resources, we serve as a model for the community.

Opening Hours


7:30 AM – 4:30 PM


7:30 AM – 4:30 PM


7:30 AM – 4:30 PM


7:30 AM – 8:00 PM


7:30 AM – 8:00 PM


7:30 AM – 4:30 PM


7:30 AM – 4:30 PM

CLOSED: January 1st, July 4th,  Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day.

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