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October 2019

Catharsis – Rachel Ivanyi & Joanna Taylor

October 16, 2019 - January 5, 2020

Fellow artists, and mother and daughter, Rachel Ivanyi and Joanna Taylor have come together to create “Catharsis” an exhibition that explores the natural world as a way to heal. Through a shared personal experience, Rachel and Joana were able to develop new styles of expression, and in turn, help viewers experience an elevated awareness of the interconnectivity of nature.  Joanna is an award-winning folk artist known for her textiles and paintings. Rachel, too, is an award-winning illustrator and art educator.…

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Southern Arizona Clay Artists Juried Art Show

October 17, 2019 - October 19, 2019

October 18 8:30am - 8:00pm October 19 8:30am - 4:30pm Southern Arizona Clay Artists will present a juried art show by 25 of its very talented artists. The wide variety of ceramic pieces range from classic functional ware to colorful hanging pieces to whimsical sculptures, with glazes ranging from fun, bright hues to atmospheric earth tones. The art show will be located in the Pavilion, admission to the art show is free. General admission to visit the Gardens.

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FEAST With the Dearly Departed

October 26, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Tucson Botanical Gardens for Feast with the Dearly Departed, our take on the wonderful Día de los Muertos holiday. Día de los Muertos is a Mexican Tradition Celebrating the loved ones who have passed. Families gather and enjoy music, food, share stories and cherished memories. Buy Tickets Here There will be 2 performances by Grupo Folklorico Miztontli 7pm and 8pm! Music by Mariachi Rayos del Sol de Tucson High Face painting & sugar skull decorating Cafe Botanica street tacos…

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December 2019

Luminaria Nights

December 6, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - December 15, 2019 @ 8:30 pm

December 6, 7, & 8 | 5:30 - 8:30pm December 13, 14, & 15 | 5:30 - 8:30pm Buy Tickets Here! *Please note that ticket prices day-of and at the door will be raised $1* *On event days the Gardens will close at 3:30pm for event setup.*   Come experience what will be our most magical Luminaria Nights yet. With new experiences added that include Poinsettia Pavilion featuring a 10’ poinsettia tree, an enhanced Winter Wonderland: Our Garden Snowfall Experience,…

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Lanterns in the Gardens

December 19, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - January 5, 2020 @ 8:30 pm

  Join us December 19 - January 5th Thursday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday 5:30pm - 8:30pm The Gadens CLOSES at 4:30pm and will OPEN for the event at 5:30pm Come visit the Gardens full of holiday lights. Glowing luminarias line the paths, whimsical animal lanterns dance through the crisp evening air, and Korean Lanterns light up the night with their bold and colorful display. Admission General Admission: $15 Children: $8 Member: $8 Member Children: $4 Children under 4: FREE

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January 2020

Family Fun Days: Lindo Maravilhoso!

January 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

“Lindo maravilhoso” is a Brazilian saying that literally translates to “Beautiful, marvelous!” From the weather to the scenery, Brazilian culture centers on the beautiful. Guests will explore canopy ecosystems in the Brazilian rainforest and around the world and learn about our South American butterflies. They will celebrate the beautiful throughout the gardens through dance, art and science tables designed to explore Brazilian culture in our gorgeous natural setting. This event is FREE with regular admission to the Gardens!

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February 2020

The Gardens Gala

February 1 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Blankets, Butterflies, & Brazilian Blues Celebrating the opening of Beautiful Marvelous! Brazilian Modernism & Roberto Burle Marx. Join us for a special evening of food and music along with a special first-look at “The Modernist Garden”.  A garden designed by Jason Isenberg, owner of REALM, and inspired by the landscape architecture of Roberto Burle Marx. Buy Tickets Here Click here for Luxury Raffle Tickets Please Note: The Gardens will close at 3:00pm for setup on February 1st.   4:30 pm …

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Luxury Raffle Drawing

February 1 @ 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm


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2150 Club – Food for Thought

February 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Buy Tickets Here! The 2150 Club is an exclusive initiative comprised of professionals, ages 21 to 50, with an interest in environmental sustainability, gardening, community stewardship, and supporting the mission of TBG. This first lecture will serve as a preview of our new 2150 Club. Membership is not required to attend. Future lectures will be limited to 2150 Club Members.

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Family Fun Days: Carnival

February 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

We will celebrate carnival, family style, on this activity day. Paying homage to the festive colors and opulence of the Rio Carnival, we will be throwing quite the party at the gardens. Complete with masks, costumes, samba, and a parade, our festivities will promote cultural understanding of the Rio de Janiero tradition. Our festival will be a moveable feast, with families experiencing aspects of the carnival season at each activity table.   This event is FREE with regular admission to…

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