April ClassesAll 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. Register online by following the registration link associated with each class. To register by phone with a credit card or for more information, call 520-326-9686, Ext. 18. Classes are subject to cancellation due to low enrollment. TUCSON ORGANIC GARDENERS COMPOSTING CLINIC Sat., Apr. 5 ● 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tucson Organic Gardeners docents will be available to answer questions about compost in the Gardens’ composting demonstration area. Free with Gardens admission. Yoga in The Gardens Thurs. Mornings, weekly ● 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. 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 creawte both flexibility and strength in their bodies. No previous experience necessary. Class price includes Gardens admission on each class day. $40 non-member, $30 member
DESIGNING YOUR SUMMER DESERT POTTED GARDENS AND KEEPING THEM ALIVE! Sat., April 5 ● 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Anyone can stick some plants in a pot and create a garden. But in Tucson’s challenging climate, you might experience disappointment when they just don’t look the way you pictured them. Marylee Pangman, potted garden guru, will help you plan your summer potted garden to fit your lifestyle. Class includes plant selection, care and feeding and what you can expect from your summer potted garden. $12, $7 members. RAPTORS PART 2: FALCONS AND VULTURES Thurs., April 10 ● 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Falcons are the jet fighters of the bird world. Vultures are nature’s clean-up crew. Come learn about the identification and natural history of these fascinating and somewhat frightening birds from Jeff Babson of Sky Island Tours. $17, $12 members WHAT IS THAT BUTTERFLY? A LIGHT-HEARTED LOOK AT BUTTERFLY CLASSIFICATION. Tues., April 15 ●4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. This class introduces the various families of butterflies and the key characteristics of each. It then looks at some levels of organization below the family level. We will use examples from Butterfly Magic and local butterflies. Includes entrance to Butterfly Magic after hours. $12, $7 members IRRIGATION IN THE DESERT Sat., April 19 ● 10am to 12pm The dreaded irrigation system seems so complicated but is absolutely necessary in the desert southwest! Join Jason Isenberg, REALM’s owner and award-winning designer, as he seeks to simplify the basics of residential irrigation systems. Don’t worry! There’s nothing too tricky here. The class will cover system layout, establishing hydro-zones, backflow prevention, smart controllers, water wise strategies, plant water requirements and even some talk about utilizing our precious rainwater in your landscape. $17, $12 members.
NATIVE AMERICAN CRAFT Sat., April 26 ● 11am to 12pm The Amerind foundation and Museum seeks to foster and promote knowledge and understanding of the Native Peoples of the Americas through research, education, and conservation. Join the Amerind Foundation for a Native American story and children’s craft. Free with Garden’s Admission.
POETRY IN THE GARDENS
Sat. Apr. 26 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
The Tucson Botanical Gardens and the University of Arizona Poetry Center will host an installment of the poetry discussion series. Lovers of nature and poetry are invited to visit a different garden space each month and explore our connections with the natural world. 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. Theme for the class is Native poetry. Free with Gardens admission.
To register by phone with a credit card or for more information, call (520)326-9686, Ext. 19. You can also register online at www.tucsonbotanical.org. For Youth Education class information, dial Ext. 31. All classes require pre-registration 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. 19. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.
Garden hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open seven days a week, year round, except July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Day and New Year’s Day.
Oct. to Apr. $13 Adults | $12 Student/Senior/Military | $7.50 Children 4-12
May to Sept. $8 Adults | $7 Student/Senior/Military | $4 Children 4-12
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