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Butterfly Magic: A Tropical Wonderland in Tucson!

October 1, 2017 @ 9:30 am - May 31, 2018 @ 3:00 pm

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, Origami in the Garden, 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.  Also on view is our…

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April 2018

Quilt for a Cause: A Garden of Quilts

April 7 @ 8:00 am - July 30 @ 5:00 pm

A new exhibit for the summer brings the traditional art of quilting to the Gardens. Quilt for a Cause was started in 2003 by local Tucson quilter Jeannie Coleman as a way to make a difference in the local community and has grown to include hundreds of artists. Over three dozen, hand-crafted quilts will be on display and for sale. Proceeds going to help the Tucson Botanical Gardens and Quilt for a Cause.

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Arizona Blacksmiths Exhibit

April 13 @ 8:30 am - May 31 @ 4:30 pm

The Arizona Artist Blacksmith Association has sponsored a series of Botanical Blacksmiths Exhibitions at Gardens around the state, and will be bringing their unique works to the Tucson Botanical Gardens. Smiths often use botanical motifs in their work, in a variety of styles; from naturalistic, to stylized, to abstract. The association invites smiths to bring their most imaginative and creative work to these shows, in order to demonstrate to the public what modern blacksmiths can do.

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Urban Garden Festival

April 28 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Interested in creating your own backyard vegetable garden but not sure where to start? Do you have an established garden and are looking to maximize your yield of produce? Or, maybe you are looking for new ideas on how to cook and prepare your fresh backyard treats? Well, our newest event is for you! The Urban Garden Festival, formerly the Weird Plant Sale,  is a one-day event where you can take several classes, see live cooking demonstrations, and purchase all…

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May 2018

National Public Gardens Day

May 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

National Public Gardens Day was created in 2008, with then partners Rain Bird, to drive local and national exposure to the importance of building vibrant, relevant gardens committed to community enrichment and environmental responsibility through community engagement, sustainable practices and conversation. This annual tradition of celebrating public gardens historically takes place on the Friday preceding Mother’s Day weekend each year. The intent is to raise awareness of public gardens and the important role they play in their communities and on…

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Mothers Day Brunch At Café Botanica

May 13 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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 recommended and fill quickly. To place a reservation call 326-9686, ext. *37.

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