Arizona has an incredible ecosystem. To better understand the desert a visit to one of the many gardens is a must. From the low desert to the high desert, Arizona has such a diverse landscape.
In Arizona you can walk through pine forests, a forest of Saguaro cactus, or tropical palm trees. See succulents, aloe, and desert wildflowers and tropical flowers like the Hibiscus.
Phoenix Arizona Gardens
- Desert Botanical Garden
- Sahuaro Ranch Rose Garden
- Ro Ho En Japanese Friendship Garden
- Chinese Cultural Center Garden
- Rose Gardens at Mesa College
Desert Botanical Garden
The Desert Botanical Garden is in a beautiful setting. Centrally located in Phoenix against the Papago Buttes. The botanical gardens is a true gem in Phoenix. You can learn a lot about desert life and gardening here.
Sahuaro Ranch Rose Garden
Glendale’s historic Sahuaro Ranch has a beautiful rose garden. In addition to viewing the gardens you can tour a few historic buildings.
Ro Ho En Japanese Friendship Garden
The Phoenix Japanese Friendship Garden Ro Ho En is a 3.5 acre garden with a large koi pond. It is a wonderful zen-like retreat in the city.
Rose Gardens at Mesa College
Visit the Rose Gardens at Mesa College to see over 2,000 rose buses in bloom. They are maintained by the Mesa East Valley Rose Garden
Tucson Arizona Gardens
- Sonoran Desert Museum
- Tohono Chul Park
- Tucson Botanical Gardens
Sonoran Desert Museum
The Sonoran Desert Museum is one of the top attractions in Tucson. It is like visiting three activities in one. The museum is a zoo, a botanical garden and a museum. This unique attraction gives you incredible opportunity to see the desert and the animals that reside here in there natural habitat.
Tohono Chul Park
Tohono Chul Park is home to the largest public collection of the night blooming flower Cereus. Tucson’s secret garden has more than 500 species of cactus, succulents, shrubs and wildflowers. I found several hearts within the cacti garden
Tucson Botanical Gardens
Enter through an adobe home to see the Tucson Botanical Gardens. Be enchanted by the desert landscape. This 4.5 acre garden has desert plants, an herb garden, tropical greenhouse, wildflowers and a butterfly garden.
Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Boyce Thompson Arboretum is Arizona’s oldest and largest botanical gardens. At the Boyce Thompson Arboretum, you are invited to see nature at it’s finest here in the desert. Towering trees, cacti, sheer mountain cliffs, gardens, and a hidden pond.
The Arboretum at Flagstaff is 200 acres of over 2,500 species native to the high desert.