About Tohono Chul
Embrace the authentic beauty of the Sonoran Desert year-round at Tohono Chul, 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 over a quarter of a century.
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 a quiet retreat in the artfully designed relaxation spots sprinkled throughout the lush 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 Garden Bistro — treasured among locals as a favorite dining spot.
The Tohono Chul experience goes beyond one of relaxation to deliver an engaging learning experience. Discover the secrets of the desert and gain knowledge of the natural and cultural heritage of the region through a variety of lectures, guided tours, workshops, concerts, and special events year-round.
Tohono Chul is a private non-profit 501©3 whose mission is to enrich people’s lives by connecting them with the wonders of nature, art, and culture in the Sonoran Desert region and inspiring wise stewardship of the natural world.