For thousands of years, humans have studied trees to learn how they too can provide suitable housing for squirrels and grow lemons from their fingertips. Branch out with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $12 for admission for two to the botanical gardens ($26 value)
- $24 for admission for four to the botanical gardens ($52 value)
- $49 for admission for two to the Flocktail Party ($100 value)
- $97 for admission for four to the Flocktail Party ($200 value)
The Flocktail Party takes place on Friday, May 9, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The celebration kicks off Tucson Botanical Gardens' For the Birds exhibit. Guests can bid on the exhibit's birdhouses (proceeds benefit the gardens) and enjoy hors d’oeuvres, one drink, and live music.
Tucson Botanical Gardens
Nearly a half century ago, horticulturist Harrison G. Yocum opened his backyard to the public, displaying a bounteous collection of cacti and palms. After a few relocations, expansions, and the establishment of a nonprofit charter, Tucson Botanical Gardens now spreads 17 distinct plots across more than 5 acres. A delicate rumble hearkens the arrival of the Garden Railway miniature train, which winds through gardens uniquely dedicated to birds, butterflies, wildflowers, and traditional Native American crops. Admission—which is free for garden members and children younger than 3—grants passage to five different tours, and groups of 10 or more can arrange self-guided or docent-led tours at a discounted rate. If visitors awaken their appetites by savoring aromas from the onsite herb garden or by staring at clouds shaped like canned goods, they can dig in at the Gardens' Café, where sun spills through a slatted gazebo onto iron tables loaded with roast-beef baguettes and mexican tortilla soup.