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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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Origami in the Garden2

October 9, 2017 @ 8:30 am - April 1, 2018 @ 4:30 pm

Click here to explore the exhibit! Tucson Botanical Gardens is delighted to present the exhibit Origami in the Garden2, a display of larger-than-life sculptures incorporating a traditional form of artistic expression surrounded by the beauty of the Gardens. Available Daily During Garden Hours Included with Gardens Admission    

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Manabu Saito

October 9, 2017 @ 8:30 am - April 1, 2018 @ 4:30 pm

Manabu Saito October 9, 2017 to April 1, 2018 Available during Gardens Hours Included with Admission Tucson Botanical Gardens is honored to present the work of artist and illustrator Manabu Saito in Porter Hall Gallery. This exhibit features original watercolors and drawings as well as limited edition prints, chosen from a lifetime of influence in the world of Botanical Illustration.   About the Artist: For more than 50 years, Manabu Saito has traveled the world in his continuing search for…

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Fourth Friday Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market at the Gardens

June 23 @ 5:00 pm - October 27 @ 8:00 pm

Fourth Friday Farmers' & Artisans' Market at Tucson Botanical Gardens with Jun. 23, Jul. 28, Aug. 25, Sep. 22, Oct. 27 5 to 8 p.m. FREE to attend Farmers' Market, Gardens Admission not Included Tucson Botanical Gardens is delighted to host a Farmers' and Artisans' Market brought to us by FoodInRoot, the same folks who organize the St. Phillip's Plaza and Second Saturdays Markets. Enjoy browsing selections from Tucson's most creative artists and craftspeople, pick up fresh produce for weekend…

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All About Monarchs

October 22 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Butterfly Citizen Scientist and Public Speaker Susie Vanderlip Shares Her Work! Sunday, Oct. 22 11 a.m. to noon and 2 to 3 p.m. Included with Admission As an icon of butterflies, the monarch can inspire, delight and astonish. From their amazing metamorphosis to their tireless migration, these small creatures have captivated humanity for generations. Join Susie Vanderlip, Certified Speaking Professional and author of “The Story of Chester, the Monarch Caterpillar/Larva," for a lively presentation about these fascinating insects and find…

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Feast With the Dearly Departed

October 28 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday, October 28th, 2017 5 - 8 p.m. $13 General admission, $7.50 Children; $10 Member adults, $4.00 Member children Embrace Tucson tradition and the rich cultural heritage of the Sonoran Desert at the sixth annual Feast With the Dearly Departed.  This event has become the highlight of the season, bringing face painters, traditional music, pan de muerto and sugar skulls to Tucson Botanical Gardens.       The centerpiece of the evening is a community-made Ofrenda in the Nuestro Jardin to…

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