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September 2019

Farm to Fork Summer Feast Series

September 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Inspired by our local farms and vineyards, these special evenings will highlight the very best of what is farmed and cultivated in the Sonoran Desert. Served family-style on a long shared farm table; join friends—new and old-- for great food and conversation. Tour the Gardens, dance to the music, enjoy the sleepy summer season. Get to know your neighbors and talk with the farmers that have dedicated their lives to making a difference in our community and the quality of…

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Plant Geek Festival + Sale

September 21, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

  Join your fellow Plant Geeks, enthusiasts, and appreciators Saturday September 21 from 9am-2pm for our Plant Geek Festival + Sale! We are happy to offer ALL DAY FREE ADMISSION to the gardens as you visit over a dozen of Tucsons' best growers and nurseries all in one location. Local food vendors will be set up for you to enjoy as you tour the gardens and the festival!

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October 2019

Pearls of Eden – Wil Taylor

October 5, 2019 - January 5, 2020

Tucson artist, Wil Taylor, explores themes that are both universally and personally resonant. Wil’s love of nature is woven through his paintings which combine powerful design and visual patterns. Each piece, elegantly executed, evokes an energetic curiosity about the world. Born and raised in the wilderness around Mt. Rainier in Washington state, Wil attended the University of Arizona where he received his masters in Art Education. He went on to teach art for nearly 15 years before pursuing his studio…

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October 12, 2019 - January 5, 2020

Seattle architect and designer, Ryan Smith, combines art, nature, and design to craft his custom lighting creations. The Botanical Series was inspired by the flowers that dot the landscape of the pacific northwest. Lush rhododendron and cherry blossoms, elegant foxglove, columbine and snowdrops as well as a cluster of chartreuse blossoms, inspired by biophilia, reinforces that nature is a constant source of inspiration for Ryan and his team of artisans. His installations may be seen in airports, hospitals, and resorts…

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Catharsis – Rachel Ivanyi & Joanna Taylor

October 17, 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 18, 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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