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. Be inspired by the collection of artwork in the Exhibit Galleries and Gift Shops, and stroll the magnificently-kept gardens of native Sonoran Desert plants.
Tohono Chul is also home to Bloom Night, which has become somewhat of a cultural institution. The legendary Queen of the Night flower blooms for a single night, in June or July. Tohono Chul is home to the world's largest collection of Night Blooming Cereus cacti, which produce the Queen of the Night blooms.
The Tohono Chul Garden Bistro is open for breakfast, lunch, and brunch; serving up dishes inspired by the local culture and the Sonoran Desert. The Garden Bistro puts an emphasis on quality, freshness, and sustainability. The menu changes seasonally, based on what local, organic fresh ingredients are available. Please note that operating hours vary between the summer and the rest of the year.