Use Our Online Registration Form or You Can Register by Phone:
520-326-9686 ext. 18.
All classes require preregistration unless otherwise noted. Payment must be received in advance in order to reserve a place in a class, workshop, or field trip. No refunds can be guaranteed if cancellation is made within seven days of the class. Special cancellation fees may apply to trips.
Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter by contacting 520-326-9686 ext. 18. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.
Online Registration is now available!
Browse Seasonal Class Offerings and Register Online:
To register by phone with a credit card or for more information, call (520) 326-9686, Ext. 18.
Or, to register for a class by mail:
Please note that since mail-in registration takes longer to reach us, we cannot guarantee your space in a class until we confirm with you.
Ongoing Educational Activities at the Gardens
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 pre-registration 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, pricing and schedules.
With 5.5 acres encompassing 17 specialty gardens , Tucson Botanical Gardens offers a beautiful array of landscapes to explore. Wandering is encouraged, but we also offer several regularly-scheduled guided tours throughout the month. These docent-led tours, which are included with regular Gardens admission, are an excellent way to get your bearings, learn about the rich history of the Gardens or familiarize yourself with some of the Sonoran Desert’s most fascinating flora and fauna. View full schedule and descriptions of regular tours.
YOGA IN THE GARDENS – Thu., Mornings, weekly – 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
- Thu., Sept 4,11,18,25 (four class series) $40,$30 members
- Thu., Oct 2,09,16,23 (five class series) $50, $40 members
- Thu., Nov (Oct.) 30, 6, 13, 20 (four class series) $40, $30 members
Start your day off right with a weekly invigorating and centering yoga practice in our beautiful garden setting. Led by Laura Greenlaw, a certified yoga instructor, each one-hour class will include centering hatha yoga poses taught using good alignment and breathing. Students will learn to create both flexibility and strength in their bodies. No previous experience necessary. Class price includes Gardens admission on each class day.
IKEBANA FOR EVERYONE – Second Thu., monthly, 1 to 3:30 p.m.
- Sept., 11, Oct., 9, Nov., 13, Dec., 11, Jan., 8, Feb., 12, Mar., 12, Apr., 9 (Eight class series package) $145, $120 members
Create beauty and reduce stress through Ikebana, the ancient Japanese art of arranging flowers in the style most pleasing to the eye. Learn from the Ohara School of Ikebana whose instruction is the result of 600 years of evolving artistic development in Japan.
BUTTERFLY BASICS – Third Tue., monthly, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Elizabeth Willott, Curator of Butterfly Magic, will introduce participants to butterfly biology and the inner workings of our tropical butterfly exhibit. Includes entrance to Butterfly Magic after hours.
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