Classes

  • Landscape Design for Reduced Maintenance

    04/16/2021 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    Learn how to design for beauty while avoiding common pitfalls that lead to high-maintenance landscapes. Sadly, landscapes aren’t always designed with maintenance in mind. The result? Landscape areas…

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  • Flowers for Bats

    Learn To Track Flowers for Bats

    04/16/2021 12:00 pm

    Learn to Track Flowers for Bats The lesser long-nosed bat travels north from Mexico each year to summer in Southern Arizona while raising its young. The bats rely…

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  • Botanical Art in Watercolor: Succulents

    04/21/2021 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    This class is a great introduction to watercolor techniques for botanical art. We will explore succulents through a unique medium that has been used in botanical art and…

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  • Just Add Water: Keeping Your Summer Plants Alive in Desert Pots

    04/24/2021 11:00 - 12:30 p.m.

    Just Add Water How to Keep Your Summer Plantings Alive in your Desert Pots The top question Marylee is asked about desert container gardening is how to keep…

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  • Color Gardens

    05/07/2021 10am to 12pm

    Think that the desert is nothing but shades of brown? Not so. You can have a beautiful outdoor space filled with color all year long. In this class…

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  • Watercolor Flowers: Drawing and Painting

    05/12/2021 2 to 3:30 p.m.

    Learn to draw and paint exotic and colorful desert flowers with illustrator and artist, Devon Meyer. Emphasis will be on drawing and painting skills and creating volume in…

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  • Venomous Snakes

    05/14/2021 10am to 12pm

    This class explores the coral snakes and pit vipers of North America. We will look into several aspects of the biology of these snakes, such as structure of…

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  • Enchiladas Sonorenses

    05/16/2021 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    While likely familiar with the typical rolled enchilada, the round corn patty type of enchilada has probably escaped your notice. This cook along class (if you should choose)…

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  • The Drunken Botanist Happy Hour

    05/20/2021 5:30 pm

    TBG’s 2150 Club presents New York Times Bestselling author Amy Stewart. Amy will talk about her book, The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World’s Great Drinks…

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  • Botanical Art in Pen and Ink: Agave

    05/26/2021 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    Botanical Art in Pen and Ink — Beginner to Intermediate Level This class is a great introduction to pen & ink techniques using botany as our main subject….

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  • Overcoming Desert Death: Don’t Let Your Pots Go Empty All Summer

    05/29/2021 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    From seasonal plantings to choosing the right pots, the decisions you make for your desert pots help your garden thrive. Join Marylee for this 90-minute online class in…

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  • Bees, Wasps, and Ants

    06/18/2021 10 a.m. to noon

    Ants, bees, and wasps are familiar insects with a bad reputation for their capacity to sting and bite us. Many of them are famous for living in groups….

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Education at the Gardens

Please Register Early.  Select classes may be closed for registration, prior to class date, in order to accommodate staffing schedules and class roster preparation. Thank you.

Preregistration is required for all classes. Payment must be made in advance to reserve a spot. No refunds will be issued less than 7 business days prior to class. A $5 cancellation fee will be applied to all refunds. We reserve the right to cancel classes due to insufficient registration, garden closure, or inclement weather, in which case, participants will receive a full refund. People with disabilities should make requests for accommodation as early as possible to allow time to make appropriate arrangements.