Aug 07

Living Treasures of the Desert Abound at this Eastside Nursery

One cannot truly appreciate the breadth of plant life that exists in the desert until you’ve had a chance to visit the B&B Cactus Farm on the Eastside of Tucson near Saguaro National Park. The 2 acre nursery is covered in cacti and succulents, from small specimens for indoor use, to larger plants for landscaping. There’s something here for everyone – homeowners, landscapers, and collectors. This is a favorite destination of our local Tucson passengers, as well as tourists to the area. The staff at B&B can assist you in selecting the right plant for your home and growing conditions – my mother purchased two “teddy bear” cholla here last year for her home in the high desert in Northern California, near Mount Shasta. The staff aided her in packing her selection for transport (no easy task when it involves very prickly 3 foot high plants), and gave her extensive planting and maintenance instructions. B&B will ship to anywhere in the United States where permitted.

Besides plants, they have a wide selection of pottery and planters, other landscaping accessories (a favorite of everybody’s are the stone and wire sculptures of ants, scorpions, and tarantulas), books and gifts. There are also landscaped gardens that are sure to inspire you, with shade trees and places to sit. Even if you don’t want to buy anything, this is a great place to visit and spend a couple of hours photographing the plant life and gardens – especially during late winter and early spring when so many of the cacti and succulents are in bloom.


B&B Cactus is located on the east side of Tucson just a short distance out Speedway. If you would like driving directions, please click the map. If you need transportation, give us a call at Pueblo Transportation & Tours.


B&B Cactus Farm
11550 E Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85748
Approximate transportation rates from:
  • Canyon Ranch Resort: $25
  • Loews Ventana Canyon Resort: $27
  • Hilton East Hotel: $15

Contact us for more information on any of the above services.

Tucson Resort Transportation

2495 N Desert Links Dr

Tucson, AZ 85715