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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 Garden 2

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

Tucson Botanical Gardens presents the exhibit Origami in the Garden, a display of larger-than-life sculptures incorporating a traditional form of artistic expression surrounded by the beauty of the Gardens. Based on the ancient paper art form that traces its origins to early Japanese origins, Origami in the Garden takes the familiar and makes it new again. Kevin and Jennifer created the show, and many of the pieces in it, with world renowned origami masters Michael G. LaFosse, Beth Johnson and Robert…

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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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Folded Forms Lecture Series

October 26, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - March 22, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

The FOLDED FORMS LECTURE SERIES brings artists, educators and scientists together to unfold the art, traditions and technological contributions derived from the ancient practice of origami. All Lectures Take Place at 6:00 p.m. Porter Hall, Tucson Botanical Gardens, Unless Noted Space is limited, Registration Required Sponsored by Jill Ballesteros in memory of Marto Ballesteros   October 9, 2017 Origami in the Garden2 -  Meet the Artist Kevin Box, Artist and Creator of the Exhibit Origami in the Garden2   October 26, 2017 Living Folds in Molecules, Beautiful Forms and Functions Dr. Jacob Schwartz, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Arizona   December 14, 2017 JWST: The Incredible Shrinking Telescope Dr. Kevin Hainline, Astronomer and Researcher, Steward Observatory, University of Arizona…

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November 2017

Family Fun Day: Exploring Origami!

November 10, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Family Fun Day Friday, November 10 9 a.m. - noon Come to Tucson Botanical Gardens for another great Family Fun Day!  This popular, fun-for-all-ages, family event features hands-on activities that explore the exhibit Origami in the Garden2 .  Participants will create projects, crafts and games that draw on the theme of origami and how those forms are reflected in the natural world. Volunteers, Docents and members of the Tucson Botanical Gardens Education team will be on hand to answer questions and present activities…

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Green Friday & Small Business Saturday

November 24, 2017 @ 8:30 am - November 25, 2017 @ 4:30 pm

Green Friday Friday, November 24th, 7 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Show your support for small businesses and Tucson Botanical Gardens with every purchase! On Friday, Nov. 24th, escape the mega-mall and enjoy fabulous holiday shopping and the deep discounts associated with Black Friday in a calm, garden setting!  All shoppers will receive 10 percent off on Green Friday and the first 20 shoppers to spend $20 or more will receive a free tote bag! Tucson Botanical Gardens Members will save…

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Giving Tuesday

November 28, 2017 @ 12:00 am - 11:55 pm

    This year, on Tuesday, November 28, the Gardens joins in this global day dedicated to giving.  Help us inspire greater donations, volunteer hours, and community awareness.  We invite you to join the movement, spread the mission of the Tucson Botanical Gardens, help get out the word and GIVE this Giving Tuesday. Please take a moment and make your gift by filling out the form below. Then encourage a friend, and tell the world, to give to Tucson Botanical…

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December 2017

Luminaria Nights

December 1, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - December 10, 2017 @ 8:30 pm

December 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 8th, 9th, 10th        5:30 - 8:30 p.m. $13 Adults, $7.50 Children $10 TBG Members, $4 Member Children Online Ticket Sales are Closed! Please purchase your tickets at the Gift Shop. Join us in celebrating the 31st annual Luminaria Nights at Tucson Botanical Gardens!  2,000 candlelit luminarias and a festive holiday light display will transform the Gardens into a winter wonderland with fun for the whole family. One of our most popular events of the year…

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Woodcarving Demonstration

December 5, 2017 @ 10:00 am - December 6, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N Alvernon Way
Tucson, 85712
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Agustin Cruz Prudencio works with his father and brother in the family studio carrying on the thriving woodcarving tradition in Oaxaca.  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. Some of their favorite subjects include nacimientos, saints, angels, animals, and day of the dead inspired…

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2017 After Christmas Sale

December 26, 2017 @ 8:30 am - January 3, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Gardens Gift Shop

This sale has concluded! Thank you! Say goodbye to Christmas 2017 and get great deals on your decorations for Christmas 2018! We'll have incredible mark downs - up to 50% off for select items in our Gift Shop. Make sure you stop by!

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February 2018

SAVOR: Southern Arizona Food and Wine Festival*

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

Saturday, February 3, 2018 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. The culinary event of the year in Southern Arizona! Sample distinctive flavors from over 75 local wineries, breweries, distilleries, chefs and food purveyors of Southern Arizona.   Tickets are $75 Admission includes libation and menu samplings. Early Bird Pricing: $5 off, if ticket is purchased before Dec. 31, 2017! This event is for adults age 21 and over *The Gardens will be closed to the public on Feb. 3 to accommodate this…

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Free Workshop: Are You Raising Children? Estate Planning Seminar for Parents and Grandparents

February 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N Alvernon Way
Tucson, 85712
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RSVP by February 8 to 326-9686 ext. *25 or email development@tucsonbotanical.org Concurrent activities for children 5 yrs +  in the Education Classroom Whether you are a parent of young children or teens, or a grandparent caring for grandkids in your home, learn what you need to know to protect their futures. The Gardens is proud to present Kay Richter, a nationally recognized attorney who for 30 years has focused solely on estate planning and elder law. She has previously spoken at the…

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Valentine’s Day Brunch at Café Botanica

February 14 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cafe Botanica, 2150 North Alvernon Way
Tucson , 85712
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Looking for the perfect meal in the perfect location for your Valentine's Day? We will be hosting a special all inclusive Valentine's Day Brunch on February 14th from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m and will include: Gardens admission Lunch for two guests 2 Entrees 2 Beverages Dessert Tax and 18% Gratuity included All included for $75 dollars per couple (Non-Member) and $45 per couple (Member). The voucher for this event must be purchased in person and in advance of the…

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The LoBros LOVE Show at Café Botanica

February 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cafe Botanica, 2150 North Alvernon Way
Tucson , 85712
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Come to Café Botanica for the LoBros LOVE Show on Valentine's Day Weekend! The LoBros band is built around two musically talented brothers, Salvador and Christian Lopez, affectionately known as the LoBros. As artists the brothers compose pieces that defy the usual musical categories, combining music from a variety of styles and genres including classical, Latin, jazz and traditions from around the world to create a uniquely original musical experience. A trombone led band, this music is sure to get…

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