Classes

  • Mindful Yoga (Jan. 2019) – Thursdays

    01/03/2019 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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  • Tai Chi (Jan 2019.)

    01/04/2019 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 (Jan.2019) – Tuesdays

    01/08/2019 8 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 bring…

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  • Garden Meditation (Jan 2019)

    01/08/2019 11 to 11:45 a.m.

    Meditation helps us to bring greater balance and peace into our lives.  Join the Yoga Connection to learn how to relax and renew your energy and vitality for…

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  • Nature Drawing & Journaling- a.m. Jan. 2019

    01/11/2019 9 a.m. to noon

    Improve your naturalist skills while deepening your appreciation of flora & fauna with the practice of nature drawing and journaling.  Illustrator and artist Devon Meyer will share color…

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  • Nature Drawing & Journaling – p.m. Jan. 2019

    01/11/2019 1 to 4 p.m.

    Improve your naturalist skills while deepening your appreciation of flora & fauna with the practice of nature drawing and journaling.  Illustrator and artist Devon Meyer will share color…

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  • Growing Spring Transplants

    01/12/2019 9:30 am - noon

    Have you ever wondered the secret to growing tomatoes in the desert? In Tucson, preparing for spring gardening means starting your transplants indoors in January! In this workshop,…

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  • Colors of the Desert

    01/13/2019 9 a.m. to noon

    The Sonoran Desert palette is rich in greens and browns.  The Drawing Studio’s Saraiya Kanning will help you use watercolor to achieve a diversity of hues for painting desert soil…

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  • Trees of Southern Arizona

    01/18/2019 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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  • Aromatherapy for Mind & Mood

    01/19/2019 10 a.m. to noon

    Natural aromas have a wonderful way of lifting our spirits, clearing the mind, calming or energizing us.  Learn about the connection between aromatherapy, mind and mood, specific essential…

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  • Botanical Illustrations

    01/24/2019 9 a.m. to noon

    Botanical illustrations have been used for hundreds of years as scientific depictions of plants that help us identify species by form and color. Botanical illustrations today are more…

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  • Sustainable Landscape Design Jan. 2019

    01/30/2019 9 am - 4 pm

    With guidance from Dan Dorsey of the Sonoran Permaculture Guild, you will create a long-term plan for your sustainable home and landscape using strategies such as rainwater harvesting,…

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  • Tai Chi (Feb.)

    02/02/2019 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 (Feb.) – Tuesdays

    02/05/2019 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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  • Garden Meditation (Feb.)

    02/05/2019 11 to 11:45 a.m.

    Reconnect and tap into your source of infinite energy! Meditation helps us to bring greater balance and peace into our lives. Learn how to relax and balance mind…

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  • Mindful Yoga (Feb.) – Thursdays

    02/07/2019 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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  • Watercolor Butterflies – Morning – 9 a.m to noon

    02/08/2019 9 a.m. to noon

    Capture the incredible diversity and gorgeous patterns of our amazing butterfly collection in watercolor with illustrator and artist, Devon Meyer.  Learn to use color and line quality to…

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  • Watercolor Butterflies – Afternoon – 1 to 4 p.m.

    02/08/2019 1 to 4 p.m.

    Capture the incredible diversity and gorgeous patterns of our amazing butterfly collection in watercolor with illustrator and artist, Devon Meyer. Learn to use color and line quality to…

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  • Wildflowers of Southern Arizona

    02/08/2019 10 a.m. to noon

    Flowers may be found every day of the year in Southern Arizona – with enough rainfall, these displays can be truly spectacular. Jeff Babson, of Sky Island Tours,…

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  • DIY Desert Design- Spring 2019- 9 a.m. to noon

    02/09/2019 Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon

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

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  • Botanical Illustration in Watercolor Pencils

    02/09/2019 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Taught by Cristina Baltayian, this workshop will explore different techniques in the use of watercolor pencils in botanical art. Cristina is an artist specializing in contemporary botanical art…

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  • Preparing for Spring Gardening

    02/12/2019 10 a.m. to noon

    Enjoying a healthy bountiful vegetable garden in the spring and summer is made possible by good winter preparation.  In this class, expert gardener Michael Ismail will talk about…

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  • Drawing Trees for the Timid and Terrified

    02/15/2019 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Take inspiration from the living tree collection at the Gardens and the “Out of the Woods” botanical art exhibit from the American Society of Botanical Artists while you…

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  • Watercolor Journaling

    02/16/2019 9 a.m. to noon

    Sketchbooks and journals are tools for awakening our powers of observation.  They help us to notice more about our environment and give us time to reflect in an…

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  • Gesture and Contour: Drawing as a Process of Discovery

    02/17/2019 9 a.m. to noon

    Join The Drawing Studio’s Nancy Chilton to practice gesture and contour, two foundational drawing methods we’ll use for seeing and responding to plants: their forms, essences and habitats….

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  • Aromatherapy For Bath & Body

    02/23/2019 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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  • Drawing the Desert Garden

    02/24/2019 9 a.m. to noon

    Garden’s are a refuge for the heart and mind consisting not only of plants, but of tiled benches, sculptures and rock arrangements. In this class presented by The…

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  • Pocket Sketching for Mindfulness

    02/26/2019 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Capture what you think you see within 25 minutes using a water soluble pen, a 4′ x 6′ inch pad of paper and a small paint set. An…

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  • Tai Chi (March)

    03/01/2019 10:30 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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  • Flower Portraits in Pastel

    03/15/2019 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Pastels are not a shade of pale!  They are a vibrant connection between you and those summer blooms.  Pastels have a long history among artists who appreciate their…

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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.