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. 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.
Thur., Feb. 6,13, 20, & 27
8 to 9 a.m.
Start your day off on the right foot with weekly sessions of invigorating and centering yoga practice overlooking our beautiful garden setting. Led by Laura Greenlaw, a certified yoga instructor with nine years of teaching experience, each one-hour class will include centering hatha yoga poses taught using good alignment and breath work. Students will learn to create both flexibility and strength in their bodies. No previous experience necessary. After class, take time to wander the Gardens (class price includes admission on each class day). $40, $30 members
LANDSCAPE DESIGN USING NATIVE GRASSES
Sat., Feb. 8
10 to 11:30 a.m.
Please join multi award-winning landscape designer and master of landscape architecture, Shelly Ann Abbott, MLA, for Landscape Design Using Native Grasses. Designing for sustainable desert landscapes is one of the best ways to enjoy our Sonoran Desert. These types of landscapes are very low water and provide beautiful color and interest year round. An important component of sustainability for our region is sharing our landscapes with native wildlife. This can be done up close in your outdoor living space using native grasses. $17, $12 members
EXOTIC BEAUTIES: BUTTERFLIES OF SOUTHEAST ASIA
Wed., Feb. 5
3:30 to 5 p.m.
We show case the Orient in February. Among the butterflies we’ll explore will be the Atlas Moths that live such short adult lives, the Mormon butterflies with their great diversity, and the deadleaf butterflies that camouflage so well. We’ll also visit some butterflies common to Southeast Asia and Indo-Australasia, including lacewings. We’ll explore different habitat requirements for butterflies. $12, $7 members
EXOTIC BUTTERFLIES: BUTTERFLY ROMANTICISM (min. age 17)
Fri., Feb 14
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Looking to take your date or yourself out for a distinctive Valentines’ rather than the usual night of staying home and watch romantic movies? Join us for a fun-filled evening as we explore the courting and mating behavior of butterflies and moths. We dim the lights and start the music as you experience an unforgettable night. This could be the start to your memorable evening, not too late for dinner plans. Price includes light refreshments and entrance to Cox Butterfly and Orchid Pavilion after hours. $22, $18 members. Call to receive special pricing for two: $40, $32 members
Tue., Feb. 18
4:30 to 6 p.m.
Join Elizabeth Willott, Curator of Butterfly Magic, for this basic introduction to butterflies. She’ll show some great shots of butterflies from the Gardens and Butterfly Magic, introduce you to butterfly biology and explore the inner workings of our tropical butterfly exhibit. Includes an after-hours visit in the Cox Butterfly and Orchid Pavilion. $12, $7 members
OWLS: RULERS OF THE NIGHT SKIES
Thur., Feb. 20
6 to 8 p.m.
Owls have captivated the imagination of mankind for centuries, symbolizing everything from evil and death to wisdom and protection. In this class we dive into the classification, biology, and conservation of these nocturnal birds. Can’t tell a Whiskered Screech-Owl from a Western Screech-Owl? We also learn the identification of owls by sight and sound. Join Jeff Babson of Sky Island Tours for an in depth look at these remarkable birds. $17, $12 members
LANDSCAPE PAINTING IN THE MANNER OF JOHN SIGNER SARGENT
Mon., Feb. 24 through Thur., Feb. 27
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Watercolor artist Kath Macaulay is back and ready to explore the method and the manner of the landscapes of American icon, John Singer Sargent. Working indoors from photographs and outdoors in the Botanical Gardens grounds, participants utilize pencil and/or dilute watercolor beginning by drawing only the essence of the landscape subject. The next step involves intensifying the subject and adding darks to emphasize the light passages and hide distractions, also employing opaque white and wax resist. Supply list will be provided. Register early, enrollment limited. $260, $240 members
To register click on the class title, or by phone with a credit card or for more information, call (520)326-9686, Ext. 18. For Youth Education class information, dial Ext. 18. 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. 18. 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 4-12Email this page to a friend