10 Best Arizona Gardens

10 Best Arizona Gardens and Arboretums

Arizona has an incredible ecosystem. To better understand the desert a visit to one of the many gardens is a must see on your travel schedule. 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 tropical flowers like the Hibiscus as well as succulents, aloe, and desert wildflowers.

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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. Read More...

Desert Botanical Garden

Desert Botanical Garden

Sahuaro Ranch Rose Garden

Glendale's historic Sahuaro Ranch has a beautiful rose garden as well as historic buildings to tour. Read More...

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Ro Ho En Japanese Friendship Garden

The Phoenix Japanese Friendship Garden is a 3.5 acre garden with a large koi pond. The Japanese Friendship Garden Ro Ho En is a wonderful retreat in the city. Read More...

Japanese Friendship Garden

Japanese Friendship Garden

Chinese Cultural Center

A small beautiful garden featuring replicas of landmarks from five Chinese cities is at the Chinese Cultural Center in downtown Phoenix. Enjoy the architect, the gardens and the soothing water as you stroll through the peaceful gardens. Read More...

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. Read More...



Tucson Arizona Gardens

  • Sonoran Desert Museum
  • Tohono Chul Park
  • Tucson Botanical Gardens

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.

Desert in bloom

Desert in bloom

Tohono Chul Park is home to the largest public collection of the night blooming flower Cereus. This secret garden in Tucson has more than 500 species of cactus, succulents, shrubs and wildflowers.

Enter through an adobe home to see the Tucson Botanical Gardens. Be enchanted by the desert landscape, 4.5 acres of Sonoran desert plants also includes a herb garden, tropical greenhouse, wildflowers,cactus,butterfly garden and.

Arizona Arboretums

Arizona is home to eight  public  gardens and two arboretums to enjoy nature.  Boyce Thompson Arboretum in southern Arizona and The Arboretum at Flagstaff.



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, a hidden.

The Arboretum at Flagstaff  is 200 acres of over 2,500 species native to the high desert.

Create a Garden in Phoenix

Creating a garden in Phoenix, Arizona