Classes

  • Tai Chi September: 5-Class Series

    09/01/2017 10:30 am to 11:30 am

    Discover your chi as you become inspired by better balance, renewed strength, confidence, and improved flexibility and reduced stress.  Certified instructor, Harold Crim, will lead you through the…

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  • Mindful Yoga September: 4-Class Series

    09/07/2017 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

    Led by certified yoga instructor and massage therapist, Vivianne Uyeda, this series explores moderate hatha yoga, with an emphasis on movement, breath and meditation. All levels welcome. Please…

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  • Aromatherapy Travel Kit

    09/09/2017 10 a.m. to noon

    Join us for this one-time-only special price that also includes a light breakfast by Café Botanica!  Back by popular demand; learn recipes for own aromatherapy travel kit including an…

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  • Dazzling World of Caterpillars

    09/15/2017 10 a.m. to noon

    Every butterfly or moth you’ve ever seen was once a caterpillar—that’s a lot of caterpillars! Join Jeff Babson of Sky Island Tours to explore the biology and many…

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  • Painting Sonoran Desert Plants – Afternoon

    09/22/2017 1 to 4 p.m.

    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…

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  • Painting Sonoran Desert Plants – Morning

    09/22/2017 9 a.m. to noon

    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…

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  • Bonsai Basics

    09/30/2017 9 a.m. to noon

    Learn the art and science of Bonsai with the Tucson Bonsai Society during this three-part workshop designed for beginners.  You will learn the techniques for long-term cultivation and…

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  • Mosaic Steppingstone Workshop

    10/03/2017 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Create a wonderful mosaic steppingstone for your garden using colorful porcelain tiles!  Starting with an irregular shaped base, participants will learn how to nip and fit porcelain tiles…

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  • Hypertufa Pot Workshop

    10/06/2017 9 to 11 a.m.

    Hypertufa, is a lightweight material that can be formed into beautiful rustic containers for plants, especially cacti and succulents. Learn the techniques for mixing and molding your own…

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  • Arizona Butterflies Part 1: Swallowtails, Whites, Sulphurs

    10/13/2017 10 a.m. to noon

    In the first class in this 4-part series on native butterflies, we introduce classification, structure and metamorphosis of all butterflies, before transitioning into the specific characteristics of swallowtails,…

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  • DIY Desert Design- Fall 2017

    10/14/2017 Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon

    This 6-class course, taught by the Garden’s knowledgeable Docents, will provide you with the information and inspiration you need to plan a personal, beautiful and successful garden in…

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  • Aromatherapy for Aches & Pains

    10/14/2017 10 a.m. to noon

    Soothe aches & pains naturally.  Learn which essential oils are best for inflammation and pain relief & make your own take home remedy with certified aromatherapist, Kerry Blank.

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  • Ikebana For Everyone: 4-Part Series

    10/19/2017 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

    Create beauty and reduce stress through Ikebana, the ancient Japanese art of arranging flowers in the style most pleasing to the eye.  Learn from the Ohara School of…

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  • Plants for Edible Landscapes

    10/20/2017 10 a.m. to noon

    Landscapes that look (and are) good enough to eat can be a reality in Tucson! Join Jason Isenberg, owner and award-winning designer at REALM, who will help you…

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  • Sketching Birds with Colored Pencils and Pens -Morning

    10/20/2017 9 a.m. to noon

    Learn basic techniques from illustrator and artist, Devon Meyer,  that will help you more accurately draw what you see with.  With colored pencils and pens, we will simplify…

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  • Sketching Birds with Colored Pencils and Pens – Afternoon

    10/20/2017 1 p.m. to 4

    Learn basic techniques from illustrator and artist, Devon Meyer,  that will help you more accurately draw what you see with.  With colored pencils and pens, we will simplify…

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  • Origami: Tradition to Innovation (Traditional Forms)

    10/26/2017 10 a.m. to Noon

    Tucson origami artist, Mary Ellen Palmeri, creates mixed-media pictorials by combining Western art methods with Asian paper techniques and also organizes a local origami folding club.  Explore this…

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  • Arizona Butterflies Part 2: Hairstreaks,Blues, Metalmarks

    10/27/2017 10 a.m. to noon

    The continuation of Jeff Babson’s series on local butterflies focuses on several new species: Hairstreaks and Blues are collectively known as gossamer wings, a group of small, fast…

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  • Habitat at Home

    10/28/2017 1 to 3 p.m.

    Welcome birds into your yard! Tucson Audubon Society’s Habitat at Home program gives you the information you need to transform your yard into safe, sustainable bird habitat. We go…

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  • Tree Biology Parts 1 & 2

    11/02/2017 6 to 8 p.m.

    Elizabeth Davison, ISA Certified Arborist and Founding Director of the University of Arizona Campus Arboretum, will explain the basic form and functions of tree organs and environmental effects…

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  • Watercolor Holiday Cards – Morning

    11/03/2017 9 a.m. to noon

    Create custom painted holiday cards to share with friends and loved ones. Illustrator and artist, Devon Meyer, will help you create small botanically-themed paintings using various watercolor techniques including…

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  • Watercolor Holiday Cards – Afternoon

    11/03/2017 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

    Create custom painted holiday cards to share with friends and loved ones. Illustrator and artist, Devon Meyer, will help you create small botanically-themed paintings using various watercolor techniques including…

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  • Origami: Tradition to Innovation (Butterflies & Flowers)

    11/09/2017 10 a.m. to Noon

    Tucson origami artist, Mary Ellen Palmeri, creates mixed-media pictorials by combining Western art methods with Asian paper techniques and also organizes a local origami folding club. Explore this…

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  • Aromatherapy For Bath & Body

    11/11/2017 10 a.m. to noon

    It’s easy to create a spa atmosphere at home with these aromatherapy recipes. Certified Aromatherapist, Kerry Blank, will show you how to create body scrubs, bath soaks and…

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  • Irrigation Basics

    11/11/2017 1 to 3 p.m.

     Sonya Becker, Design Supervisor with Northwest Landscaping, LLC, will explain the basic components of a drip irrigation system, strategies for upgrading and repairing old systems, and exciting new…

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  • Petscapes

    11/17/2017 10 a.m. to Noon

    Does your pet have a healthy and safe outdoor refuge?  From dog dig pits to tortoise habitats, you can design the perfect space for your four-legged friends in…

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  • Trees of Southern Arizona

    12/01/2017 10 a.m. to noon

    Southern Arizona is home to a plethora of trees, from mesquite and palo verde in desert valleys, to cottonwoods and ash in riparian areas, to oaks and pines…

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  • SketchUp: Getting Started

    12/02/2017 10 a.m. to noon

    Take your landscape designs to the next level with SketchUp, a free 3D modeling computer program. Erin Hutton, Owner of Rocket Garden Landscape Design, will lead you through…

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  • SketchUp: Next Steps

    12/02/2017 1 to 3 p.m.

    Enhance your SketchUp skills by using more advanced settings and tools with Erin Hutton, Owner of Rocket Garden Landscape Design. Topics include creating a base plan by importing…

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  • SketchUp: Getting Started & Next Steps

    12/02/2017 10 to 3 p.m.

    Getting Started: Take your landscape designs to the next level with SketchUp, a free 3D modeling computer program. Erin Hutton, Owner of Rocket Garden Landscape Design, will lead…

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  • Origami: Tradition to Innovation (Holiday Forms)

    12/07/2017 10 a.m. to Noon

    Tucson origami artist, Mary Ellen Palmeri, creates mixed-media pictorials by combining Western art methods with Asian paper techniques and also organizes a local origami folding club. Explore this…

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Education at the Gardens

Preregistration is required for all classes, unless otherwise noted. Payment must be made in advance to reserve a spot.  No refunds will be given for cancellations within seven business days of the class.  People with disabilities should make requests for accommodation as early as possible to allow time to make appropriate arrangements.