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Ancient Climates

September 15, 2018 - February 13, 2019

Four and a half billion years of climatology Opening September 15th in the Friend’s House Gallery, the Gardens will host the exhibit, Ancient Climates; a tale of Earth’s climate history.  Developed by Biosphere 2, this exhibit explores all facets of our changing climate and features striking images of earth and space. Children and adults alike will enjoy peering through a microscope and discovering geological wonders.

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October 2018

Kate Breakey: Trees

October 1, 2018 - January 13, 2019
Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N Alvernon Way + Google Map

In a collaboration with Etherton Gallery The Tucson Botanical Gardens brings Kate Breakey’s delicately hand-colored photographs to the Legacy Gallery in a new exhibition, Kate Breakey: Trees. The internationally known artist has been a tree stalker all her life. From her roots in rural Southern Australia to the Sonoran Desert she has called home for 17 years, Breakey has photographed trees all over the world. An Artist Reception will be held 6-8pm, Friday, October 26, 2018. Kate Breakey: Trees continues through January 13, 2019.  

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Drawing on Nature

October 1, 2018 @ 8:30 am - January 15, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N Alvernon Way
Tucson, 85712
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Drawing on Nature at The Tucson Botanical Gardens is an exploration of the scenery and subjects that inspire us. The collection features works created by Drawing Studio members. About The Drawing Studio Since 1992, The Drawing Studio has offered a full range of classes, workshops, open practice labs, and opportunities to exhibit artwork for adult and youth artists. The Drawing Studio also offers classes and workshops in a wide range of formats, media, and subject areas. Media include oil, watercolor,…

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Butterfly Magic

October 1, 2018 @ 9:30 am - May 31, 2019 @ 3:00 pm

October through May 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily Included with Gardens admission This October, Butterfly Magic returns to the Gardens’ Cox Butterfly and Orchid Pavilion!  Always a favorite with first-time visitors and Garden Regulars alike, Butterfly Magic is a fully immersive experience that surrounds you with rare butterflies, tropical plants and orchids in bloom. Be sure to check out the Chrysalis Exhibit, a fascinating look into the metamorphic life of a butterfly.  With a little patience, and luck, you may…

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Luminous

October 4, 2018 - January 6, 2019

Tucson Botanical Gardens in collaboration with Internationally acclaimed sculptor Mykl Wells is excited to bring you Luminous, an outdoor nocturnal art experience A Message from artist Mykl Wells: Luminous is a series of illuminated sculptures based on the flora and fauna of the Sonoran Desert. Each individually handmade lantern is built specifically for the Tucson Botanical Gardens to light up the night with wonder, curiosity and reverence for this place we call home. As an Artist I drink deeply from the…

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November 2018

Cultivating Hope: Hearing and Healing Through Art and Nature

November 8 - December 31
Education Classroom, 2150 N. Alvernon Way
Tucson, 85712
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An Exhibition Featuring Nature Inspired Art of Syrian Refugee Children November 8th to December 31st Experience original paintings created on canvases salvaged from camp tents by Syrian refugee children living in the Zaatari Camp in Jordan. Hear stories of survival and hope, and learn how art and nature are being used to support audiology treatments to overcome the results of severe trauma. This exhibition is located in the Education Classroom. Panel Discussion Thursday Nov. 8th // 6pm - 8pm Located…

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December 2018

Esperanza Azteca: Queen Symphonic

December 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N Alvernon Way
Tucson, 85712
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Esperanza Azteca: Queen Symphonic Join us for an incredible performance by the Symphonic Orchestra and Choir Esperanza Azteca of Sonora and Sinaloa, featuring the hit songs of Queen. Admission: $15 Tickets are available for purchase in the Gift Shop. About Esperanza Azteca: Beginning in 2009, Esperanza Azteca was born as a social musical project for young girls and boys of limited resources, between 5 and 22 years of age. They currently have more than 83 symphonic orchestras and choirs, of…

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January 2019

Out of the Woods: Celebrating Trees in Public Gardens

January 26, 2019 - April 14, 2019
Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N Alvernon Way
Tucson, 85712
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American Society of Botanical Artists and the New York Botanical Gardens  This Exhibition features fourty-four artworks, from artists from all over the country, and depicts one of the planets most important and beautiful resources. These tree subjects have been found in botanical gardens and arboreta throughout the US and around the world. A central goal with the exhibition is to highlight the role botanical gardens and arboreta play in education the public about trees and their ecological and utilitarian roles,…

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Kate Breakey: Black Tulips

January 26, 2019 - April 28, 2019
Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N Alvernon Way + Google Map

Kate Breakey: Black Tulips Kate Breakey is known throughout the world for her artistic photographs of nature. In 2011 Kate visited Amsterdam, the tulip capital of the world, and in 2012, she purchased a bag of "Queen of the Night" tulip bulbs and began to read about how to grow tulips in Tucson. Kate then gave the bulbs, along with the instructions, to eight of her closest friends and asked them to grow the black tulip so she could photograph…

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Robert J. Wick: Earth, Life, Man

January 26, 2019 - May 31, 2019

When we first heard artist Robert J. Wick speak the words, "Until you can grow a tree from your own heart, you'll never understand the oneness of all things," we knew that Robert's monumental sculptures, each of which carry a living plant or tree, belonged at the Tucson Botanical Gardens. According to Robert, "The flora are not decorations; but are an integral part of the art defining its character by quality, shape and nature of the plants used... My works…

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