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Arizona Blacksmiths Exhibit

Arizona Blacksmiths Exhibit

April. 13, 2018 through May 31, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The Arizona Artist Blacksmith Association has sponsored a series of Botanical Blacksmiths Exhibitions at Gardens around the state, and will be bringing their unique works to the Tucson Botanical Gardens. Smiths often use botanical motifs in their work, in a variety of styles; from naturalistic, to stylized, to abstract. The association invites smiths to bring their most imaginative and creative work to these shows, in order to demonstrate to the public what modern blacksmiths can do.
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Quilt for a Cause: A Garden of Quilts

Quilt for a Cause: A Garden of Quilts

April. 7, 2018 through July 30, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibit for the summer brings the traditional art of quilting to the Gardens. Quilt for a Cause was started in 2003 by local Tucson quilter Jeannie Coleman as a way to make a difference in the local community and has grown to include hundreds of artists. Over three dozen, hand-crafted quilts will be on display and for sale. Proceeds going to help the Tucson Botanical Gardens and Quilt for a Cause.
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Rose Summer Survival tips

Rose Summer Survival tips

June 8th, 2018
9 am – 12 pm
Learn to draw and paint exotic and fanciful desert plants with illustrator and artist, Devon Meyer.  Emphasis will be on drawing and painting skills and creating volume in our subject
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Visit Us!

Located on the site of the historic Porter property, Reader’s Digest named Tucson Botanical Gardens as the BEST Secret Garden in America. 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 offering a lush oasis in the heart of Tucson. Tropical butterflies from around the world are featured in the Cox Butterfly & Orchid Pavilion Oct.–May. Experience year-round tours, community events, classes, and art exhibits, as well as the creative, seasonal menu of Café Botanica. Now celebrating 40 years of living beauty, The Tucson Botanical Gardens is a unique gem not to be missed.

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