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.
TUCSON ORGANIC GARDENERS COMPOSTING CLINIC Sat., Mar. 1 ● 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. DUE TO DEMAND WE ARE NO LONGER TAKING ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS! PLEASE CONTACT THE REGISTRAR AT 520 326-9686 EXT. 18 AND SHE WILL PUT YOUR NAME ON A LIST. A FLOURISHING POTTED GARDEN Wed., March 5 ● 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sat., March 8 ● 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Learn special tips for planning, designing, planting and caring for your desert home’s container garden. When planting in containers, there are well-established methods for plant survival, particularly in our challenging climate. Learn from potted garden expert Marylee Pangman and her proven techniques for planting successful potted gardens. In this class you will learn how to choose plants and pots that enhance your patio, plant for success and care for your potted gardens. $12, $7 members Yoga In The Gardens Thurs, Mornings, weekly 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. March 6, 13, 20, 27 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. $40, $30 members RAPTORS PART 1: HAWKS, EAGLES AND ALLIES Thurs., March 13 ● 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Did you know that southern Arizona is the winter home of thousands of hawks and eagles? Join Jeff Babson of Sky Island Tours to investigate the tricky identification challenges that hawks and eagles present and take a close look at the classification, lifestyles and conservation of these remarkable birds. $17, $12 members TUCSON ORGANIC GARDENERS COMPOSTING CLINIC Sat., Mar. 1 ● 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. BUTTERFLY BASICS Tues., March 18 ● 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Join Elizabeth Willott, Curator of Butterfly Magic, for this basic introduction to butterflies. Along with showing some great shots of butterflies from the Gardens and Butterfly Magic, we’ll introduce you to butterfly biology and the inner workings of our tropical butterfly exhibit. Includes entrance to Butterfly Magic after hours. $12, $7 members CACTI BASICS Tues., March 25 ● 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. What exactly is a cactus? Not all spiny plants from the desert are cacti, and not all cacti are from the desert. So, what unites this diverse group of plants? Our resident plant expert and Director of Horticulture, Michael Chamberland, will share his expertise about cacti. This class will look at the characteristics of cacti, where they come from and how to keep them happily growing. $12, $7 members NATIVE AMERICAN RATTLES Sat., March 29 ●11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Native American rattles are symbolic among indigenous people and are essential to the tribal rituals in which they are played. It is said that they represent the animal, plant, and mineral kingdoms. The animal kingdom is characterized by the form of the container or decorative feather of the rattle. The mineral kingdom is represented by the stones that create the sound or also by the paint used for the artwork depicted on the rattle. The plant kingdom is symbolized by the handle. The Amerind Foundation will be at the Gardens to show you how to make your own rattle! Free with Garden’s Admission.
POETRY IN THE GARDENS
Sat. Mar. 29, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
The Tucson Botanical Gardens and the University of Arizona Poetry Center will host a third 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 Ekphrastic poetry (poems written inspired by a piece of art) Free with Gardens admission.
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.
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