Learn more about the Gardens’ many educational opportunities:
The diversity of plant life and environments at the Gardens supports a wide range of academic goals, including ecology, botany, and the dynamic relationship of people have with the environment. We invite children to connect with nature at the Gardens though school field trips, family programs, and summer camps.
Our knowledgeable docents present on a variety of topics with Garden Discovery Stations and lead regular tours. All docent programs are contingent on docent availability and may be canceled without prior notification.
Browse and register online for seasonally changing community class offerings. Class range from Sonoran Desert ecology, special gardening topics, and wellness programs such as mindful yoga.
Each month trained Docents offer a series of five classes that explore strategies for successful gardening in the Sonoran Desert, providing a basic understanding of local climate, soil, water and plant life.
Join an active corps of trained citizen foresters working to make our neighborhoods greener and healthier through Urban Forestry Certificate Program offered annually each spring!
Become a docent at the Tucson Botanical Gardens, and you’ll be part of a team of educators and interpreters serving the Tucson community and visitors from all over the world.
The Gardens’ first ever online course, which examines in detail the fascinating role of plants as related to the Bible and early human settlement on the Mediterranean.
Help us advance our understanding of the relationship between periodic life cycle events and climate/habitat.
The Gardens’ Horticultural Therapy Program offers hands-on gardening and other nature craft activities for individuals in schools, humane service agencies and long-term care facilities in Southern Arizona.
A natural learning environment for all ages, the Gardens offers independent tours for groups ranging from 10 to 45 in number.
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