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Butterfly Magic

October 1, 2018 @ 9:30 am - May 31, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N Alvernon Way + Google Map

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 live butterflies, tropical plants and orchids in bloom. Butterfly Magic is located inside our Cox Butterfly & Orchid Pavilion greenhouse. Also 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…

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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 educating 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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March 2019

The Urban Garden Festival + Plant Sale

March 24 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Urban Garden Festival + Plant Sale This event is dedicated to reconnecting to our food while viewing (and purchasing) some wonderful plants. Enjoy cooking demonstrations, grab a bite from one of our many food vendors, and enjoy live music in the shady springtime setting of the Tucson Botanical Gardens!   Members and Children 3 & Under: FREE NonMember Adults: $15 NonMember Children (4-17): $8 Students, Seniors, Military: $13   With support from Green Things and Tucson Local Media

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April 2019

The Ultimate Home and Garden Tour

April 6 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

The Ultimate Home and Garden Tour Join The Tucson Botanical Gardens for the 9th Annual Ultimate Home & Garden Tour, featuring three to four gardens and homes which exemplify aesthetics. This exciting experience offers guests a full day of relaxing fun while viewing examples of desert landscapes and home design, inside and out. Our guests are shuttled in private, luxury coaches to visit several beautiful homes and gardens with stunning views. A light breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided.…

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