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Tucson Botanical Gardens

The Tucson Botanical Gardens: Our Story

Explore the history of the Gardens. From the private garden of celebrated horticulturist Harrison Yocum to the historic Porter Family Property, get to know the story of how we came to be, and what we do now to connect people with plants and nature through art, science, history and culture.

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    Porter Family Legacy

    Porter Family Legacy

    From private residence to The Tucson Botanical Gardens

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    Who We Are Today

    Who We Are Today

    Forever connecting people with plants and nature through art, history, science and culture

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    Modest Beginnings

    Modest Beginnings

    Horticulturist and collector Harrison Yocum first opened his home garden to the public in 1964.

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