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August 2017

Frida & Diego Mexico City Tour

August 15, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Aug. 15 to 20, 2017 With Tucson Botanical Gardens and CRIZMAC, Art & Cultural Education and Travel Mexico City, Mexico 6 Days, 7 Museums, 8 Meals $1750, per person, based on double occupancy   Mexico City is a vibrant and diverse metropolis, with ancient roots and a rich and modern cultural life. Join Educator and travel guide Stevie Mack and Photographer Dan Chavez for a fabulous excursion to the city that served as a backdrop for a 20th century revolution and…

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September 2017

Nuestras Recetas: Food Traditions and Favorite Recipes of Tucson’s Mexican Americans

September 7, 2017 @ 10:00 am - September 21, 2017 @ 10:00 am

Thursday, Sep. 7, 10 a.m. El Pueblo Neighborhood Center, 101 W. Irvington, Building 6 Or Thursday, Sep. 21, 10 a.m. Tucson Botanical Gardens, Porter Hall This year the Gardens is partnering with Catholic Community Services, Nutrition Services to create a bilingual booklet that will include favorite recipes of local Mexican American seniors along with stories about the traditions associated with their use.  The project, which is supported by Arizona Humanities, will not only preserve special family recipes but explore topics…

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Dog Portraits in the Gardens

September 11, 2017 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am

Monday, September 11th 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Get the most out of the Dog Days of Summer and the Tucson Botanical Gardens' Summer Oasis series!  Take advantage of this opportunity to have professional photos taken of your beloved companion in the Gardens’ lush landscape. Professional photographer Vicky Stromee generously donates her time to the Gardens each year to make this fun event a fundraiser for the Gardens. Pricing: Includes both digital and hard copy photos as well as Garden…

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Southern Arizona Clay Artists, Ceramic Show and Sale

September 22, 2017 @ 8:30 am - September 23, 2017 @ 4:30 pm

Friday, Sep. 22, 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sep. 23, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Image above: Linda Baker Tucson Botanical Gardens is pleased to welcome Southern Arizona Clay Artists, a group dedicated to educating the public about the artistic possibilities of clay and supporting the artists and craftspeople working in this medium. Come to the Gardens and find a wide variety of pottery and sculptural work created by over 20 artists from Tucson and throughout the region. From…

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Museum Day Live!

September 23, 2017 @ 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Saturday, Sep. 23 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Once again, Tucson Botanical Gardens is participating in Museum Day Live! an annual, one day celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian Magazine. Log in to Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day Live! and download a free ticket for two admissions to Tucson Botanical Gardens (as well as other cultural attractions around town and around the country!).  This is your free pass to explore your world and share your experiences. To find out more and…

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Member Appreciation Night

September 30, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday, September 30th 5 - 8 p.m. Butterfly Magic, Member Preview: 6 - 7 p.m. Tucson Botanical Gardens would like to welcome all of our current members to a special evening to show our appreciation for their continued support.  As a heartfelt thank you, we're offering a night of exclusive access to the Gardens and a special sneak preview to this season's Butterfly Magic Exhibit!  This is your chance to experience Butterfly Magic before it opens to the general public.…

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October 2017

Butterfly Affaire: Origami in the Garden

October 8, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N Alvernon Way
Tucson, 85712
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Celebrating the Botanical Artist Manabu Saito and the Opening of Origami in the Garden2 Sunday, October 8, 2017 4:30 to 8 p.m. Tucson Botanical Gardens ushers in the Fall season with the annual Butterfly Affaire: a night of entertainment, delicious food and drink, and the unveiling of two exhibits featuring the work of internationally recognized artists. Tickets are now available. Gala Schedule: 4:30 p.m.     Exhibit Viewing (throughout the Gardens and in Porter Hall) 5:00 p.m.     Cocktails…

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TEP Home Energy Workshop

October 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Thursday, Oct. 19 6 to 7:30 p.m. Free Registration now open to the general public! Admission will be waived after 5 p.m. for workshop participants. Learn how to save energy and money at home at a TEP Home Energizer Workshop! Tucson Electric Power will share free and low-cost energy efficiency measures you can implement at home to save energy and money. All workshop participants will receive a free Energy Efficiency Kit worth more than $40 that includes LED light bulbs,…

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All About Monarchs

October 22, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Butterfly Citizen Scientist and Public Speaker Susie Vanderlip Shares Her Work! Sunday, Oct. 22 11 a.m. to noon and 2 to 3 p.m. Included with Admission As an icon of butterflies, the monarch can inspire, delight and astonish. From their amazing metamorphosis to their tireless migration, these small creatures have captivated humanity for generations. Join Susie Vanderlip, Certified Speaking Professional and author of “The Story of Chester, the Monarch Caterpillar/Larva," for a lively presentation about these fascinating insects and find…

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Feast With the Dearly Departed

October 28, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday, October 28th, 2017 5 - 8 p.m. $13 General admission, $7.50 Children; $10 Member adults, $4.00 Member children Embrace Tucson tradition and the rich cultural heritage of the Sonoran Desert at the sixth annual Feast With the Dearly Departed.  This event has become the highlight of the season, bringing face painters, traditional music, pan de muerto and sugar skulls to Tucson Botanical Gardens.       The centerpiece of the evening is a community-made Ofrenda in the Nuestro Jardin to…

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