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Butterfly Magic

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

Butterfly Magic returns!  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 see a butterfly emerge from its chrysalis for the very first time.  With a constantly changing and growing display, and new varieties…

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Kate Breakey: Black Tulips

January 19 - April 28
Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N Alvernon Way + Google Map

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 it. They all succeeded,…

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Out of the Woods: Celebrating Trees in Public Gardens

January 26 - April 13
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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Robert J. Wick: Earth, Life, Man

January 26 - June 30

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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Black Tulip Gala

January 26 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 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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February 2019

SAVOR Southern Arizona Food & Wine Festival

February 2 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Indulge in the flavors of Southern Arizona’s culinary arts at the 6th Annual SAVOR Southern Arizona Food & Wine Festival surrounded by the colorful floral blooms of the Tucson Botanical Gardens. Featuring over 65 of the region’s finest chefs, wineries, breweries, local foods and restaurants highlighting exceptional menu tastings. This foodie festival will showcase the diversity of the heritage foods and ingredients throughout the Southwest region. Click here to purchase tickets.

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