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February 2020

Family Fun Days: Carnival

February 21, 2020 @ 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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March 2020

Exploração – Spring Concert Series

March 11, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - April 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Events are cancelled until further notice. Please stay connected as we will be posting updates on rescheduling of events and classes through social media, email, and our website! Tucson Botanical Gardens is hosting a 4-part Spring Concert Series featuring Brazilian music to complement Beautiful Marvelous! our Roberto Burle Marx exhibit. Concerts will be held under the SAHBA Pavilion on Wednesdays from 6pm to 7pm and feature local musicians. March 11: Saravá! Bossa Nova & Brazilian Jazz March 18: JJJazz with…

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Exploração – Spring Lecture Series

March 12, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - May 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Events are cancelled until further notice. Please stay connected as we will be posting updates on rescheduling of events and classes through social media, email, and our website! Tucson Botanical Gardens is hosting a Lecture Series featuring topics on the Brazilian ecosystem, modernist landscape design, and the modernist art movement. These lectures are designed to compliment Beautiful Marvelous! our Roberto Burle Marx exhibit. Lectures will be held under the SAHBA Pavilion on Thursdays from 6pm to 7pm and feature local experts.…

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April 2020

Ultimate Home & Garden Tour

April 4, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Events are cancelled until further notice. Please stay connected as we will be posting updates on rescheduling of events and classes through social media, email, and our website! Saturday, April 4, 2020 | 9 am-4:30 pm $175 non-member/ $150 TBG member Brunch, snacks and reception included. The Ultimate Home & Garden Tour (UHGT) features three or four gardens and homes that exemplify aesthetics. The day begins with an unforgettable brunch at a very unique Tucson Historic Landmark. You’ll then be…

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September 2020

La Calavera Catrina

September 17, 2020 @ 8:30 am - November 29, 2020 @ 4:30 pm
Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N Alvernon Way
Tucson, 85712
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La Calavera Catrina Partial funding for this exhibition is provided by Southwestern Foundation for Education and Historic Preservation.   A parade of rich history and iconography through colorful and joyful large-scale skeleton sculptures. For the first time ever, La Calavera Catrina will be on exhibit outside of Denver, Colorado and will grace Tucson, Arizona with their presence. Beginning September 17, guests of the Tucson Botanical Gardens will experience the rich history and iconography through colorful and joyful large-scale skeleton sculptures…

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Bird Houses & Nests

September 26, 2020 @ 8:30 am - January 3, 2021 @ 4:30 pm

SculptureTucson and Tucson Botanical Gardens present Bird Houses and Nests, an outdoor sculpture exhibit. 13 Sculptures. 13 Artists. Made especially for the Gardens.

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October 2020

October 1, 2020 @ 8:30 am - January 3, 2021 @ 4:30 pm

Lucy Masterman Watercolors October 1 - January 3 Tucson Artist, Lucy Masterman, has spent her professional career creating images in vivid watercolor. A long-time member of TBG, she has spent hours exploring the grounds of the Gardens, which inspired her to create an exhibit which demonstrates the beauty of nature and the garden spaces that she loves.

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December 2020

Kyle Johnston: Expression of Color and Shape

December 3, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - January 3, 2021 @ 8:30 pm

Click Here for Artwork List and Pricing Click Here for a Virtual Tour! Kyle's exhibit in the Education Building will be open for viewing during Wanderland! Dec. 3 - Jan. 3 5:30pm - 8:30pm   Kyle Johnston is a self-taught artist who has lived and worked in Tucson, Arizona since 1989. He has been active in the local art community for over 25 years. Kyle works in multiple media which include collage, assemblage, and acrylic painting on canvas. My works…

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Wanderland

December 3, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - January 3, 2021 @ 8:30 pm

A New Holiday Experience at the Tucson Botanical Gardens December 3 - January 3 Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 5:30pm-8:30pm Enjoy a leisurely stroll amongst more than 3,000 luminaria lights, over a dozen stunning Korean lanterns, 400+ elegant poinsettias, Santa’s mailbox, a 10’ tall poinsettia tree, and new this year will be a colorful array of new LED lighting, and festive playlist of holiday music thanks to a collaboration with KXCI Community Radio. Get Tickets Reservations Required Santa's Mailbox…

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January 2021

The Art of Paying Attention to Nature

January 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Beth Surdut: Wildlife Illustrator, Writer, Environmental Educator Back Porch Gallery January 30 “If you practice the art of paying attention, you will find that grand adventures await you right outside your door. Once you start looking, it is hard to stop. From my perspective, paying attention brings care, care brings love; and love engenders protection.” Beth Surdut, Visual Storyteller   Come explore our local wildlife and our integrated place in nature with the wildlife illustrations of award-winning artist, writer, and…

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