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Butterfly Magic: A Tropical Wonderland in Tucson!

October 1, 2016 @ 9:30 am - May 31, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
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  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, Frida: Art, Garden, Life, 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.  New this season is…

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Twilight Thursdays

October 6, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - May 26, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
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Twilight Thursdays Every Thursday Night, 4:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Adult Admission: $13; Student, Senior, Military: $12; Children 4-17: $7.50 Members, children 3 & under and visitors with a Cafe Botanica reservation* are free *Visitors with a Cafe reservation may enter the Gardens anytime after 3 p.m. Twilight Thursdays are now a permanent part of the Tucson Botanical Gardens' schedule! Due to the popularity of Twilight Thursdays during our Summer Oasis Series, Tucson Botanical Gardens has extended this event to…

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Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life

October 10, 2016 @ 8:30 am - May 31, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
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October 10th, 2016 - May 31st, 2017 Included with Gardens Admission Tucson Botanical Gardens is honored to host the New York Botanical Garden’s blockbuster exhibit: Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life. This exhibit examines Kahlo’s work, life and influence through the lens of the plants and nature that surrounded her.  Tucson Botanical Gardens was selected as the only institution to receive this extraordinary exhibition designed by one of the world’s premier botanical gardens, the New York Botanical Garden.   The centerpiece…

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Frida: Portraits by Nickolas Muray

October 10, 2016 @ 8:30 am - May 31, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
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        Porter Hall Gallery and Etherton Gallery present: Frida: Portraits by Nickolas Muray October 10, 2016 - May 31, 2017 Included with Gardens Admission Tucson Botanical Gardens and Etherton Gallery, as part of the blockbuster exhibit Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life, are collaborating to bring the photography show Frida: Portraits by Nickolas Muray, to the Porter Hall Gallery. Frida: Portraits by Nickolas Muray, features vivid color photographs of Mexico’s most famous female painter made between 1931 and 1941.…

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Frida’s Roots: Frida Kahlo’s Cultural, Artistic and Botanical Influences

October 13, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - April 13, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
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Frida's Roots: Frida Kahlo's Cultural, Artistic and Botanical Influences A Lecture Series Presented by Tucson Botanical Gardens and Pima Community College All lectures will take place from 6 - 7:30 p.m. at the Tucson Botanical Gardens unless otherwise noted* $10, $8 Garden Members Series Sponsored by Salon Nouveau Photo Credit: Frida With Idol, Photo by Nickolas Muray ©Nickolas Muray Photo Archives, courtesy Etherton Gallery     Thursday, October 13 To Follow Nature in Her Walks: Botanical Inspiration in Art, Olivia Miller, Curator of Exhibitions and…

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Frida Fridays

October 14, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - May 27, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
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Every Friday Evening During the Blockbuster Exhibit 4:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. $13 Adults, $12 Students Seniors and Military, $7.50 Children ages 4 – 17 Free for Visitors with a Dinner Reservation* and TBG Members *Visitors with a Cafe reservation may enter the Gardens anytime after 3 p.m. Photo of Frida Kahlo Museum, Courtesy of Dan Chavez Enjoy the cool of a Sonoran Desert evening while taking in the beauty of Frida Kahlo's Garden after dark.  The Tucson Botanical Gardens…

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December 2016

Luminaria Nights

December 2 @ 5:30 pm - December 11 @ 8:30 pm
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December 2nd, 3rd, 4th & December 9th, 10th, 11th;  2016 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. $13 Adults, $7.50 Children $10 TBG Members, $4 Member Children Tickets available in the Gardens Gift Shop or at the door. Luminaria Nights returns to Tucson Botanical Gardens!  Join us in celebrating the magic of the season.  New this year will be the exhibit Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life, which adds another level of beauty and wonder to explore!   During the first two weekends of…

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Oaxacan Wood Carving Demonstration

December 6 @ 10:00 am - December 7 @ 3:00 pm
Tucson Botanical Gardens,
2150 N Alvernon Way
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December 6th and 7th 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Agustin Cruz Prudencio and his brother Manuel are award winning wood carvers from Oaxaca, Mexico. Both young men, trained under their father, have excelled in their art form. Using the traditional tools of their trade, a machete, and  a variety of knives and chisels, they are recognized as outstanding artists in Mexico and the United States. After they have completed carving a sculpture, their wives paint them with fanciful, delicate designs.…

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Frida’s Roots: Understanding Mexican History through Frida Kahlo and Her Art

December 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Understanding Mexican History through Frida Kahlo and Her Art Michael Brescia, PhD. Part of Frida's Roots: Frida Kahlo's Cultural, Artistic and Botanical Influences A Lecture Series Presented by Tucson Botanical Gardens and Pima Community College Sponsored by Salon Nouveau Thursday, Dec. 8th 6 - 7:30 p.m. $10, $8 Garden Members Historian Michael Brescia will examine how Frida Kahlo’s artwork reflects the broad sweep of Mexican history, from Pre-Columbian times through the Spanish colonial period and the tumultuous nineteenth and twentieth…

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January 2017

Frida’s Roots: Face to Face With Frida

January 12, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Face to Face With Frida Stevie Mack Part of Frida's Roots: Frida Kahlo's Cultural, Artistic and Botanical Influences A Lecture Series Presented by Tucson Botanical Gardens and Pima Community College Sponsored by Salon Nouveau Thursday, January 12th 6 - 7:30 p.m. $10, $8 Garden Members Admiration for Frida Kahlo’s artwork extends worldwide. Known for her self-portraits and still life paintings, Kahlo expressed her love of nature with images of plants, fruits and animals. This presentation will investigate complexities of the…

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