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Artistic Expression under Glass Workshop

Sat., Oct. 1 | 10am-12pm | Ed. Ctr. #2

Using the technique of reverse-painting on acrylic glass, artist Bonnie Pisik captures the beauty and movement in nature in each of her works. Meticulously applying up to 30 layers of color, her artwork takes on a multi-dimensional aura. In this morning workshop, Pisik demonstrates her dramatic and fascinating techniques of reverse-painting as applied to... Read More



$50.00 - 65.00
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Mindfulness and Meditation: Techniques for Well-being

October 8 | 9am-12pm | Ed. Ctr. #1

Explore simple ways to create health, joy and connection in your life, in the beautiful environment of Tohono Chul as Lynn Blankinship and Marley Beard share why researchers, medical practitioners and educators are all promoting mindfulness and mediation. Let them guide your exploration of modern practices including: sitting and walking meditation,... Read More



$30.00 - 40.00
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Gourd Vase Workshop

Sat., Oct. 22 | 9am-4pm | Ed. Ctr. #2

Gourd artist Sue Brogdon marries foliage to gourd to craft a Southwest botanical vessel. Beargrass is an elegant weaving material, with leaf blades more than three feet in length, much more versatile than traditional pine needles. Students will learn where and when to collect beargrass in the wild, how to prepare it and use it as the coiled rim of a... Read More



$85.00 - 100.00
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Landscape Design for Renovation

Saturday, October 22 | 10am | Ed. Ctr. #1

Shelly Ann Abbott, MLA, award-winning Master of Landscape Architecture, shows Tucson newcomers as well as longtime residents how they can renovate their existing landscapes and turn them into stunning, colorful desert landscapes using her unique landscape design concepts. And, if you’ve got specific questions about your own project, feel free to bring... Read More



$6.00 - 10.00
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Mediterranean Outdoor Style

Saturday, October 22 | 2pm | Ed. Ctr. #1

Do you love citrus, palms, and olive trees? Mediterranean is the perfect garden style for desert dwellers who want lush, green gardens in an arid climate. Be inspired by Turkish oil jars, indigo tile, Moorish fountains and the leafy, colorful plants that make up a desert oasis. APLD-certified landscape designer Elizabeth Przygoda-Montgomery (Boxhill... Read More



$6.00 - 10.00
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Chiles, Chocolate and Day of the Dead Festival | Early Bird Tickets

Fri. and Sat. | Oct. 28 and 29 | 9am-4pm

Tohono Chul's annual homage to the cult of the fiery chile – and decadent chocolate – also celebrates another enduring tradition of the borderlands, Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a time we remember and honor those who have gone before. Enjoy dozens of chile and chocolate craft and food vendors, musical entertainment, Day of the Dead altars by... Read More



$3.00 - 12.00
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Sonoran Borderlands: Day of the Dead - SOLD OUT - call 742-6455 x 228 to be wait listed

Wednesday, November 2 | 7am-7pm

Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a centuries-old tradition in Mexico and the Arizona-Sonoran borderlands, a vibrant celebration that is also a time of respect and remembrance. Now that you have enjoyed our exhibit and reveled in our heritage festival of Chiles & Chocolate & Day of the Dead, come experience this holiday firsthand. Our host is... Read More



$135 - 155
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Mexican Salsa Gardens in a Pot!

Saturday, November 5 | 10am | Ed. Ctr. #1

Grow fresh-from-the-garden salsa for your fall holiday parties! Discover the finer points of container gardening for your chiles, limes, cilantro, Mexican oregano, jalapeños and heirloom tomatoes from Garden Conservatory member, and award-winning landscape designer Elizabeth Przygoda-Montgomery. Learn about companion planting, pot selection, seed... Read More



$6.00 - 10.00
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Armory Park: The City Beautiful – The Talk

Tuesday, November 8 | 7pm | Ed. Ctr. #1

Tucson’s historian Ken Scoville tells us that the city’s way of life changed with the arrival of the railroad in 1880. New fashions in lifestyle and architecture and new ways of thinking were flooding the adobe pueblo, especially after 1893. In that pivotal year, the Columbian Exposition in Chicago made much of the coming new century and what it would... Read More



$6.00 - 10.00
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Armory Park: The City Beautiful - The Walk

Wednesday, November 9 | 9:30am-2:30pm

Tucson’s historian Ken Scoville tells us that the city’s way of life changed with the arrival of the railroad in 1880. New fashions in lifestyle and architecture and new ways of thinking were flooding the adobe pueblo, especially after 1893. In that pivotal year, the Columbian Exposition in Chicago made much of the coming new century and what it would... Read More



$89.00 - 110.00
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Organic Veggies — Desert Style! (Full Series)

Sat., Nov. 12 and 19 | 9am-11am and 1-3pm | Ed. Ctr. #1

Challenged trying to grow vegetables in Tucson? It can be done and Jason Isenberg (REALM) is back to share his creative and environmentally-friendly approach to successful organic vegetable gardening in the desert southwest. In this series of four approachable classes, Isenberg covers: Garden Design (November 12 | 9am-11am) — elements of design and the... Read More



$39.00 - 49.00
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Organic Veggies — Class #1 -- Design

Sat., Nov. 12 | 9am-11am | Ed. Ctr. #1

Challenged trying to grow vegetables in Tucson? It can be done and Jason Isenberg (REALM) is back to share his creative and environmentally-friendly approach to successful organic vegetable gardening in the desert southwest. In this series of four approachable classes, Isenberg covers: Garden Design (November 12 | 9am-11am) — elements of design and the... Read More



$12.00 - 15.00
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Organic Veggies — Class #2 -- Soils

Sat., Nov. 12 | 1-3pm | Ed. Ctr. #1

Challenged trying to grow vegetables in Tucson? It can be done and Jason Isenberg (REALM) is back to share his creative and environmentally-friendly approach to successful organic vegetable gardening in the desert southwest. In this series of four approachable classes, Isenberg covers: Garden Design (November 12 | 9am-11am) — elements of design and the... Read More



$12.00 - 15.00
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Pocket Sketching Workshop

Wed.-Fri., Nov. 16-18 | 10am-4pm | Ed. Ctr. #2

This quick-draw technique of artist Kath Macaulay is perfect for travel journaling, hiking, biking, sauntering or just sitting in a roadside café. Capture what you see in 25 minutes or less using a water soluble pen, 4x6 inch pad and a small paint set. Workshop includes basic technique anyone can learn, and working ‘on location’ in the Park, plus... Read More



$285.00 - 340.00
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Organic Veggies — Class #3 -- Growing a Garden

Sat., Nov. 19 | 9am-11am | Ed. Ctr. #1

Challenged trying to grow vegetables in Tucson? It can be done and Jason Isenberg (REALM) is back to share his creative and environmentally-friendly approach to successful organic vegetable gardening in the desert southwest. In this series of four approachable classes, Isenberg covers: Garden Design (November 12 | 9am-11am) — elements of design and the... Read More



$12.00 - 15.00
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Organic Veggies — Class #4 -- Harvest

Sat., Nov. 19 | 1-3pm | Ed. Ctr. #1

Challenged trying to grow vegetables in Tucson? It can be done and Jason Isenberg (REALM) is back to share his creative and environmentally-friendly approach to successful organic vegetable gardening in the desert southwest. In this series of four approachable classes, Isenberg covers: Garden Design (November 12 | 9am-11am) — elements of design and the... Read More



$12.00 - 15.00
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Epicurean Santa Fe

Tuesday-Sunday, November 22-27

Called “The City Different,” fabled Santa Fe IS different — from its legendary history and culture to its legendary museums and cuisine, it embodies a unique mix of Native American, Hispanic and Anglo heritage whose influence is felt in every aspect of the city. We have made the journey before, exploring ancient adobe pueblos and prestigious galleries.... Read More



$300
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Shared Spaces: Creating Habitats for People and Wildlife

Sat., Dec. 10 and 17 | 10am | Ed. Ctr. #1

The Sonoran Desert is renowned for its biodiversity and natural beauty, two factors that can focus the design of new gardens or the retrofitting of existing ones. Greg Corman (Gardening Insights) and Eli Nielsen and Andrew D’Arezzo (EcoSense Sustainable Landscapes) discuss creating landscapes you can enjoy year-round that also support friendly, local... Read More



$15.00 - 25.00
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Bosque del Apache and Beyond - SOLD OUT - call 742-6455 x 228 to be wait listed

Friday-Sunday, January 13-15, 2017

Grus canadensis . . . otherwise known as the Sandhill Crane. For those who have witnessed a mid-day fly-in, I am sure you will agree there is nothing quite like the sight, and especially the sound, of thousands of cranes filling the skies. Like the “call of the wild,” their trumpeting is actually a result of the bird’s very long windpipe which extends... Read More



$650 - 800
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California Bloomin' — The Botanical Gardens of Southern California and More

March 29-April 6, 2017

Botanic gardens influence our style and practice of gardening and outdoor living. They affect our choice of plants by introducing us to overlooked natives as well as new species and cultivars, while showing us creative ways to move our lives out onto the patio and under the sky. Botanic gardens introduce casual visitors to the wonderful diversity of plant... Read More



$500

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