Classes

  • Botanical Art with Pen and Ink: Prickly Pear Cacti

    01/27/2021 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    Botanical Art with 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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  • Preparing Roses for the Spring Bloom

    01/27/2021 10am to 11am

    Join Terry Swartz, Past President of the Rose Society of Tucson and Consulting Rosarian, as he demonstrates how to effectively prune your roses to prepare them for the…

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  • Watercolor Birds

    01/27/2021 2pm to 3:30pm

    In the desert, it is relatively easy to catch a glimpse of a wild bird, and even get one on camera, but capturing the animal’s essence takes real…

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  • Master Your Container Gardens – Flowers in the Desert Winter

    01/28/2021 11:00 - 12:30 p.m.

    It’s Never too Late to Plant Flowers in the Desert’s Winter If you are new to the desert, a snowbird returning for the winter, or an experienced gardener…

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  • Desert Gardening Simplified

    01/29/2021 10am to 12pm

    Do you think that desert gardens are colorless and blah? Or, are you feeling overwhelmed at how different it is to garden in the desert? Before you throw…

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  • Meditation: Quiet Time for Your Mind 2/3

    02/03/2021 11:00am to 12:00pm

    Meditation helps us to bring greater balance and peace into our lives. Join Miss Bev for simple meditations to bring in Quiet Time for Your Mind. Each class…

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  • Creating Outdoor Rooms with Pots – 2 Part Series

    02/06/2021 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Creating Outdoor Rooms with Pots — 2 Part Series Saturday February 6 and 20, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Container gardens can provide much more than a colorful…

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  • Collage

    02/10/2021 2pm to 3:30pm

    This fun class will guide all students, beginners and advanced alike, to create colorful graphic illustrations of birds and desert scenes with collage in a contemporary style.

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  • DIY Desert Garden Design – 6 Part Series

    02/13/2021 Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

    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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  • Meditation: Quiet Time for Your Mind 2/17

    02/17/2021 11:00am to 12:00pm

    Meditation helps us to bring greater balance and peace into our lives. Join Miss Bev for simple meditations to bring in Quiet Time for Your Mind. Each class…

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  • Ferns: Ancient Survivors

    02/19/2021 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Ferns evoke dark, misty forests that have a primordial quality.  Yet, they live in the desert, too.  In this class, we will explore the biology and diversity of…

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  • Botanical Art in Watercolor: Prickly Pear Blossoms

    02/24/2021 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    Botanical Art in Watercolor — Beginner Level This class is a great introduction to watercolor techniques for botanical art. We will explore Prickly Pear Blossoms through a unique…

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  • Nature Journaling

    02/24/2021 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    When we observe the world around us in sketches and illustration, we see so much more detail. Learn drawing and watercolor painting techniques that will allow you to…

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  • How to Get a Strong Start with your Container Garden

    03/04/2021 11:00 - 12:30 p.m.

    Master Your Container Gardens with Marylee Pangman, the Desert’s Potted Garden Expert If you are new to the desert, or an experienced gardener frustrated with desert death in…

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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.