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Tour the Tucson Botanical Gardens 

April 16, 2021

During your stay at Westward Look, don’t miss out on the opportunity to take a tour of the Tucson Botanical Gardens, listed among the top 10 North American Gardens by the Canadian Garden Council and the American Public Gardens Association. A true oasis in Arizona’s desert landscape, the 5.5-acre setting is comprised of a collection of sixteen residentially scaled urban gardens, connected by beautifully landscaped walkways and pedestrian-friendly paths. 

Among mature trees and expertly cultivated foliage, specialty gardens such as the Cactus & Succulent Garden, Barrio Garden, and Herb Garden highlight the diversity of native plants, while the Zen Garden, Butterfly Garden, and Children’s Garden provide a more interactive and educational experience. 

Take time to learn about the garden’s collection of tropical butterflies from around the world, check the community events calendar for upcoming orchid shows and art fairs, and stop by Edna’s Eatery for a bite to eat. Serving breakfast and lunch on the beautiful Xeriscape Garden patio, as well as a selection of grab-and-go snacks, Edna’s takes pride in serving only the freshest, in-season ingredients handpicked by Westward Look Resort's world-renowned chef Todd Sicolo. 

No matter how you choose to experience this more than 40-year-old garden, we hope you will leave feeling more connected to Tucson’s unique history, culture, and nature after a day well spent outdoors.

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