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Butterfly Magic: A Tropical Wonderland in Tucson!

October 1, 2016 @ 9:30 am - May 31, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
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  October through May 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily Included with Gardens admission This October, not only will we be unveiling our blockbuster exhibit, Frida: Art, Garden, Life, but we will also see the return of Butterfly Magic 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.  New this season is…

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Twilight Thursdays

October 6, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - May 26, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Twilight Thursdays Every Thursday Night, 4:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Adult Admission: $13; Student, Senior, Military: $12; Children 4-17: $7.50 Members, children 3 & under and visitors with a Cafe Botanica reservation* are free *Visitors with a Cafe reservation may enter the Gardens anytime after 3 p.m. Twilight Thursdays are now a permanent part of the Tucson Botanical Gardens' schedule! Due to the popularity of Twilight Thursdays during our Summer Oasis Series, Tucson Botanical Gardens has extended this event to…

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Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life

October 10, 2016 @ 8:30 am - August 31, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
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October 10th, 2016 - May 31st, 2017 Extended to Aug. 31st, 2017! Included with Gardens Admission Tucson Botanical Gardens is honored to host the New York Botanical Garden’s blockbuster exhibit: Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life. This exhibit examines Kahlo’s work, life and influence through the lens of the plants and nature that surrounded her.  Tucson Botanical Gardens was selected as the only institution to receive this extraordinary exhibition designed by one of the world’s premier botanical gardens, the New York…

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Frida: Portraits by Nickolas Muray

October 10, 2016 @ 8:30 am - May 31, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
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        Porter Hall Gallery and Etherton Gallery present: Frida: Portraits by Nickolas Muray October 10, 2016 - May 31, 2017 Included with Gardens Admission Tucson Botanical Gardens and Etherton Gallery, as part of the blockbuster exhibit Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life, are collaborating to bring the photography show Frida: Portraits by Nickolas Muray, to the Porter Hall Gallery. Frida: Portraits by Nickolas Muray, features vivid color photographs of Mexico’s most famous female painter made between 1931 and 1941.…

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Frida Fridays

October 14, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - May 27, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Every Friday Evening During the Blockbuster Exhibit 4:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. $13 Adults, $12 Students Seniors and Military, $7.50 Children ages 4 – 17 Free for Visitors with a Dinner Reservation* and TBG Members *Visitors with a Cafe reservation may enter the Gardens anytime after 3 p.m. Photo of Frida Kahlo Museum, Courtesy of Dan Chavez Enjoy the cool of a Sonoran Desert evening while taking in the beauty of Frida Kahlo's Garden after dark.  The Tucson Botanical Gardens…

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Frida al Fresco

January 27 @ 5:00 pm - May 26 @ 8:00 pm

Select Friday Evenings: Jan. 27, Feb. 24, Mar. 24, Apr. 28, May 26 5 - 8 p.m. Now that Frida Fridays are a permanent part of the Tucson Botanical Gardens’ schedule, it’s only appropriate that once a month, we celebrate Frida in a major way!  Starting Jan. 27, and continuing on the fourth Friday of every month, the Gardens will be the center of all things Frida Kahlo.  There will be performances, food and festive refreshments that bring Frida Kahlo’s…

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National Public Gardens Day

May 12 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Friday, May 12 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Admission will be free to the Gardens! On Friday, May 12, admission to the Tucson Botanical Gardens is free in honor of National Public Gardens Day. National Public Gardens Day celebrates botanical gardens, arboreta, conservatories, educational gardens and historical landscapes all over the country. Hosted by the America Public Garden Association, most of their 590+ members mark the day by offering free admission, special events or offers. More details can be found at…

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Weird Plant Sale

May 12 @ 4:30 pm - May 13 @ 1:00 pm
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Public Sale: Saturday, May 13 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.     Members Only Preview: Friday, May 12 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.   Visit the Gardens' highly-anticipated, yearly sale devoted to oddball plants and pottery. Just in time to get Mom a unique Mother’s Day gift, this one-of-a-kind plant sale showcases a variety of specialty vendors with interesting, beautiful and just plain weird selections from all over the country. Shoppers have the opportunity to ask detailed questions of the vendors…

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Mother’s Day Brunch at Café Botanica

May 14 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N Alvernon Way
Tucson, 85712
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Mother's Day Sunday, May 14 Brunch is served from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Give Mom the beautiful and relaxing day she deserves at the Tucson Botanical Gardens. Café Botanica will be serving a special Mother’s Day Brunch menu you won’t want to miss. Reservations are highly recommended.  For Mother's Day reservations, please call the Cafe Botanica main office directly at 520-884-5033.         

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June 2017

Summer Oasis Series

June 1 @ 7:30 am - September 30 @ 4:30 pm
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All Summer Long! June 1 through September 30 The Tucson Botanical Gardens' ever-popular Summer Oasis Series is back for 2017!  Extended hours, Dog Days and the cool of the desert evening, you'll find everything you need to survive the summer at your Urban Oasis in the Heart of Tucson!   Back for 2017:   Twilight Thursdays and al Fresco Fridays: Every Thursday and Friday evening the Gardens will be open from 5 to 8 p.m. for guests to relax after…

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