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January 2021

The Modernist Garden

January 31, 2021 @ 8:30 am - June 7, 2022 @ 3:30 pm

The tropics of Brazil, in Tucson?    Tucson Landscape designer, Jason Isenberg and his team at REALM will transform over 2,000 square feet of the Exhibition Garden into a modernist garden - with a southwest twist.  The temporary display garden will highlight asymmetric forms, color and definition that define the world-famous landscape architect, Roberto Burle Marx (August 4, 1909 – June 4, 1994).       Roberto Burle Marx was a Brazilian landscapes architect (as well as a painter, print…

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February 2021

Red Trailer Farm & Cactus Car

February 6 @ 8:30 am - August 6 @ 4:30 pm

Red Trailer Farm & Cactus Car Feb. 6 - Aug. 6 Experience a whole new kind of food truck at TBG! Tucson has a wonderful food culture, exhibited by our UNESCO distinction, delicious restaurants, and prosperous food trucks. From our culinary heritage, a tapestry of Mexican and Native American traditions, delicious and creative food trucks have become established all around the city. The Tucson Botanical Gardens is getting in on the fun. A vehicle located in the center of the…

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May 2021

I’ll Follow the Sun

May 12 @ 8:30 am - September 6 @ 4:30 pm

The Photography of Shelley Lawrence Kirkwood This collection of work looks closely at bits of debris and foraged plants from the Sonoran Desert and the forests and meadows of western Massachusetts — two distinct landscapes photographer Shelley Kirkwood has inhabited for most of her life. “I’m interested in viewing the natural world at close range, removed from its original context. In isolation, cycles of growth and decay become more apparent, revealing the singular grace of each form, and the particular…

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June 2021

Quilts in the Gardens

June 8 @ 7:30 am - September 19 @ 3:30 pm

The quilts are back! Quilts are hung in various indoor and outdoor spaces throughout the Gardens.  All of the beautiful quilts have been donated to Quilt For a Cause and are for sale.  The proceeds will be donated to organizations working to eradicate breast and gynecologic cancers.  A portion of the proceeds will also benefit the Gardens. Quilts are on display in the Gift Shop, Back Porch Gallery, Legacy Gallery, and Education Classroom.

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September 2021

Seeing The Invisible

September 20, 2021 @ 8:30 am - August 31, 2022 @ 4:30 pm

Artists: El Anatsui, Ghana Jakob Kudsk Steensen, Denmark John Gerrard, Ireland Mel O’Callaghan, Australia Mohammed Kazem, UAE Ori Gersht, Israel Refik Anadol, Turkey Sarah Meyohas, USA Siglait Landau, Israel Timur Si-qin, USA More artists to be announced!   The most ambitious and expansive exhibition to date of contemporary artworks created with augmented reality (AR) technology will premiere at TBG in September 2021 as one of 12 participating gardens across seven countries. Seeing the Invisible will feature new works by more…

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