The Garden of Gethsemane is a public sculpture garden located just west of Downtown Tucson.
Situated next to the Santa Cruz River on West Congress Street, this peaceful garden was created to house the sculptures of artist Felix Lucero. As the story goes, Felix was stationed in France during WWI when he made a promise that he would devote the rest of his life to creating religious works.
The garden - which is popular for weddings, quinceañeras, and small parties - is lit and has electrical outlets, a water fountain, and a kneeling bench.
Garden of Gethsemane can be found in Downtown Tucson at 602 W. Congress Street.
The garden is open from sunrise to sunset.
There are a handful of parking spots at the entrance of the garden and along the street.
The Garden of Gethsemane is outdoors so dress for the weather.
Water bottles and a camera are recommended. You may also want to bring snacks, a sketchpad, or a journal.
Because the garden is outdoors, October thru April are likely to provide the optimal environmental experience. That said, you can certainly enjoy the garden in the middle of the summer too, depending on the forecast and time of day.
Due to its small size, this garden doesn't tend to draw large crowds. On the Saturday morning that we stopped in, we were the only visitors.
As far as we could tell, it would be fine to bring in snacks. Be sure to pick up and dispose of all litter afterward. There are also picnic tables directly outside the garden gates.
There are a plethora of outstanding dining options within 2 miles. Try:
A stroller is not necessary - unless you plan to walk elsewhere.
There are several benches immediately outside the garden entrance.
Yes. Call 520-791-4873 Ext. 0 to inquire about rates and deposits. Note that alcohol is not permitted.
That just about covers it. Have a great time!