Plant Clinic with Dr. Paul Bessey
10:00 a.m. to Noon
(Sept. to June)
Paul Bessey, retired University of Arizona Plant Sciences Professor, will be available Wednesdays to answer your questions on plant pests, disease and nutrient deficiencies. Free with Gardens admission.
First Sun. of the month
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Join long-time Gardens volunteer and bug enthusiast, David Jester, as he gets up close and personal with local creepy crawlies. Learn how bugs play important roles in our gardens and the larger ecosystem, ask questions you’ve always wondered about and look at specimens of insects you might see in your own yard. Free with Gardens admission.
First through Fourth Sat. of each month and First Thur. of each month
9:30 a.m. to noon
Are you new to Tucson or new to gardening here? Our monthly Signature Classes will help unravel the mysteries of gardening in the Sonoran Desert. You will gain a basic understanding of the local climate, soil, water and plants, and you’ll take home tips to help your own garden thrive. Signature Classes are offered every month, and no preregistration is required. Whenever you’re ready to dive in and get to know your backyard desert landscape, drop in for a class–or the whole series. View full descriptions, schedules and pricing.
Tucson Organic Gardeners Composting Exhibit
First and Third Sat. of the month
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. through May (9 a.m. to 11 a.m. June through Sept.)
Tucson Organic Gardeners staff will be on hand to answer questions about compost in the Gardens’ composting demonstration area. Free with Gardens admission.