Explore Tucson's Best Public Gardens
October 18, 2018

Explore Tucson's Best Public Gardens

Did you know that the area surrounding our apartments in East Tucson is home to three picturesque gardens?

They are fun to explore on a sunny day, and include:

Mission Garden

At the Mission Garden, visitors find a recreation of the Spanish Colonial walled garden that was once located at the city's San Agustin Mission. It interprets four thousand years of Tucson's agricultural history and is known as one of the city's crown jewels. The garden has been growing since 2012, and it's complete with Sonoran Desert-adapted fruit orchards and vegetable gardens.

Yume Japanese Gardens

Yume boasts that it's a living expression of ancient heritage. It's made up of five traditional landscapes, and as guests explore, they find clay walls, lanterns, and an array of pruned trees growing into their natural forms. Yume also includes an art gallery featuring regular exhibitions. Many of the artists are internationally recognized, and they take inspiration from Japan's culture and history.

Tucson Botanical Gardens

Known as Tucson's urban oasis, the Botanical Gardens strives to connect people with plants and nature through art, science, history, and culture. It's found on the historic Porter family property and has called this location home since 1974. Rutger and Bernice Porter once lived on the land, and it's where they established the Desert Garden Nursery.

Over the years, the couple developed their impressive flower beds using both native and Mediterranean plants. Today, the Botanical Gardens features many of their plantings including roses, sweet olives, and jasmine, along with winding walks and adobe walls. Visitors can stroll through the property daily, and at various times throughout the year, the knowledgeable docents offer exciting tours which are a great way to learn about the different plant species.

If you would like to live near these picturesque gardens, please contact us. Our leasing agents would love to show you firsthand all Overlook at Pantano has to offer.