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October 2018

Butterfly Magic

October 1, 2018 @ 9:30 am - May 31, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N Alvernon Way + Google Map

Butterfly Magic returns!  Always a favorite with first-time visitors and Garden Regulars alike, Butterfly Magic is a fully immersive experience that surrounds you with rare live butterflies, tropical plants and orchids in bloom. Butterfly Magic is located inside our Cox Butterfly & Orchid Pavilion greenhouse. Also be sure to check out the Chrysalis Exhibit, a fascinating look into the metamorphic life of a butterfly.  With a little patience, and luck, you may see a butterfly emerge from its chrysalis for…

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January 2019

Robert J. Wick: Earth, Life, Man

January 26 - June 30

When we first heard artist Robert J. Wick speak the words, "Until you can grow a tree from your own heart, you'll never understand the oneness of all things," we knew that Robert's monumental sculptures, each of which carry a living plant or tree, belonged at the Tucson Botanical Gardens. According to Robert, "The flora are not decorations; but are an integral part of the art defining its character by quality, shape and nature of the plants used... My works…

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April 2019

A Small Private Sale of Paintings and Objects from the Manabu Saito and John P. Craig Estate

April 23 - September 5

In 2018, The Tucson Botanical Gardens was fortunate to be the recipient of a collection of art and personal items from the estate of botanical artist, Manabu Saito and his partner, Dr. John P. Craig. It was Mr. Saito’s wish that the proceeds from the sale of his works and items further the mission of the Gardens. The Gardens is pleased to offer a small selection of paintings and personal items for public sale.  Mr. Saito’s collection is vast and varied.  Works for sale includes watercolors from the…

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May 2019

Quilts in the Gardens

May 5 - September 29

In partnership with Quilts for a Cause, the Gardens is pleased to exhibit nature themed quilts in Porter Hall and Friends House Gallery. Quilts will also be for sale in the Gardens' Gift Shop. Quilts for a Cause auctions and sells handmade quilts and quilt patterns donated by quilters to support breast and gynecological cancer research. The Quilts for a Cause mission is to use the art and business of quilting to pursue advances in breast and/or gynecologic cancers by…

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June 2019

Dog Days

June 1 - September 30

From June 1st through September 30th, your 4-legged friends will be allowed to enjoy the Gardens just as much as you. Admission for your dog will be $3 per dog for a day pass. Dog memberships are no longer available for sale but through September 30th TBG members pay $1 per dog for a day pass. Click here to become a member today! Dog Portraits with Vicky Stromee Wednesday June 19th 7:30 am to 9:30 am Wednesday September 4th 7:30…

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Dog Portraits

June 19 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am

Professional dog portraits with Tucson’s most beautiful backdrop. Renowned Tucson photographer, Vicky Stromee, will be holding pet portrait sessions in the Gardens. Wednesday, June 19th 7:30 am to 9:30 am* $10.00 portrait of one dog, two JPEG images emailed $15.00 portrait of one dog, two JPEG images emailed AND 2 4x6 photo prints mailed Multiple furry friends? Receive $5.00 off for each additional dog! No pre-registration required. Gardens admission is required,  all members get in free. Are you planning on…

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