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September 2018

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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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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Wil Taylor: Flowers of the Field

October 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cafe Botanica, 2150 North Alvernon Way
Tucson , 85712
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An Exhibition Featuring Original Paintings of Desert Blossoms Experience original paintings featuring an array of desert blossoms by artist Wil Taylor. The exhibit is located in the Tucson Botanical Garden's Cafe Botanica and will be on display through January. Opening Reception Friday Oct. 26th // 5:30pm - 8pm   Exhibit and Opening Reception included in Garden admission

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Feast with the Dearly Departed

October 27 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Tucson Botanical Gardens will once again celebrate Dia de los Muertos and Mexican-American culture with Feast with the Dearly Departed. A traditional Day of the Dead shrine, or ofrenda, for guests to honor loved ones with personal offerings, and mementos, will be set up in the Nuestro Jardin throughout the month of October. Traditional dancing skeletons will also adorn garden pathways and add to the spirit of the event. On Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 5:30 pm-8:30 pm the Feast…

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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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Luminaria Nights

November 30 @ 5:30 pm - December 9 @ 8:30 pm

Come see over 2,500 candlelit luminarias and more than 20 Korean lanterns as they adorn the Tucson Botanical Gardens! There will be special performances every night featuring local musicians, dancers and school groups. Plenty of food and drinks in flavors that reflect the season will be available from our very own Cafe Botanica, as well as many of Tucson's favorite food trucks. Luminaria Nights Schedule: NOV 30 - DEC 2 DEC 7 - DEC 9 Festivities from 5:30pm to 8:30pm…

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January 2019

Black Tulip Gala

January 26, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N Alvernon Way + Google Map

Join us on Saturday, January 26, 2019 for the Black Tulip Gala, celebrating the opening of three nature inspired exhibitions. Living Bronze Sculptures by Robert J. Wick: Fifteen Monumental Bronze Sculptures The Photographic Art of Kate Breakey: Hand-colored photographs of Black Tulip along with the portraits of their growers Out of the Woods: Celebrating trees in Public Gardens: a New York Botanic Gardens Triennial Exhibit featuring forty-two selected works from the American Society of Botanical Artists Enjoy music and drinks…

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