Plant Chat 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.
If you can’t make it to the Gardens during this time, please leave a voicemail at 520.326.9686 ext. 31 or submit your question online and Dr. Bessey will return your call during Plant Chat hour.
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.
Poetry in the Gardens
Oct. 4, Nov. 1, Dec. 6
At its core, poetry asks of us, “Who am I, and how do I see myself in the larger context of world?” Docents from Tucson Botanical Gardens and the University of Arizona Poetry Center invite you to explore connections between art, nature, and humanity through informal monthly poetry discussions. In October, children of all ages and their families are welcome to join us in the Children’s Garden for fun and playful poems and writing that will bring out the child in all of us; in November, we’ll meet in the Barrio Garden for another year of poems that evoke memory and celebration for the people and places no longer with us; and finally, we’ll round out 2014 with a special poetry discussion around light and change in December.
Docents leading the discussion will provide participants with a packet of poems. No prior knowledge of poetry is needed, but a pen and notebook are recommended.
Free with Gardens admission.
Oct. 4 – “Children’s Poetry”
Nov. 1 – “Ancestry and Remembrance: Poems to Honor Dia de Muertos”
Dec. 6 – “Season of Lights: Poems of Celebration”
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