Tohono Chul Gardens, Galleries, Bistro

Tohono Chul Gardens, Galleries, Bistro


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About Us

Embrace the authentic beauty of the Sonoran Desert year-round at Tohono Chul, greater Tucson’s charming crossroads of nature, art and culture.

Deemed “One of the World’s Ten Best Botanical Gardens” by Travel + Leisure Magazine, Tohono Chul has been celebrated by Tucson as one of its “best-kept secrets” for more than 25 years.

Set on 49 acres of lush desert, the vibrant offerings at Tohono Chul awaken your senses. Locals and visitors alike delight in the experience of having nature at their fingertips. Stroll along winding paths past soaring saguaros, through themed botanical gardens, and marvel at a chance encounter with a resident hummingbird. Enjoy quiet retreat in the artfully designed relaxation spots sprinkled throughout grounds. Various art and garden exhibits reveal the unique qualities of the Sonoran region and renew a deep appreciation for the treasures of the desert.

Be inspired by the collection of artwork in the Exhibit Galleries and Gift Shops. From artisanal to avant-garde, the creations by local artists are influenced by the wonders of the region.

Renowned for its spectacular view of the Santa Catalina mountains and regionally inspired fare, indulge in the fresh Southwestern flavors of the Bistro — treasured among locals as a favorite dining spot for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea.

The Tohono Chul experience goes beyond one of relaxation to deliver engaging education. Discover the secrets of the desert and gain knowledge of the natural and cultural heritage of the region through lectures, guided tours, workshops, concerts and special events.


Enjoying the Children's Garden
Hawk Happening
The smell of Bloom Night
Colorful wildflowers in the Cactus Circle
Three exhibits to enjoy in the Exhibit House
The Queen of the Night at Bloom Night
Dine at the Garden Bistro
Lovely weather on the Garden Bistro patio
Hummingbirds galore
Host your next private event in the gardens
Thanks for visiting Tohono Chul

Rep/Contact Info

Michelle Armstrong
Hailey Cheek
Marketing & Communications Manager
Ethan Cox
Director of Strategic Growth
Jamie Larson
Executive Director
Taryn Smith
Private Events Manager
Frank Vidal
Philanthrophy Manager
Linda Wolfe
Director of Retail