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Fourth Friday Farmers' & Artisans' Market

Fourth Friday Farmers' & Artisans' Market

Friday, Aug. 25
5 to 8 p.m.
Tucson Botanical Gardens is delighted to host a Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market brought to us by FoodInRoot, the same folks who organize the St. Phillip’s Plaza and Second Saturdays Markets. Enjoy browsing selections from Tucson’s most creative artists and craftspeople, pick up fresh produce for weekend meals or simply enjoy strolling the garden setting after the heat of a summer day…
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Dog Days of Summer

Dog Days of Summer

The Gardens are open for dog-walking!
Every day during Garden hours.
As the temperature climbs, find a shady oasis for dogs and humans alike. Treat your pooch to a morning walk under a cooling canopy of mesquite trees. Visit the Gardens for Twilight Thursdays and Frida Fridays and relax on the patio of Cafe Botanica as you enjoy a dinner full of fresh flavors. Dogs welcome! Dog admission is $3, or purchase a Dog Membership…
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Nuestras Recetas

Nuestras Recetas

Food Traditions and Favorite Recipes of Tucson’s Mexican Americans
Thursdays, Sep. 7 or Sep. 21
10 a.m. to noon
The Gardens is partnering with Catholic Community Services, Nutrition Services to create a bilingual booklet that will include stories and favorite recipes of local Mexican American seniors.  The project, which is supported by Arizona Humanities, will preserve special family recipes and explore changing influences and traditions. Join us at one of the presentations explaining the project and find out more about how to participate…
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Visit Us!

Located on the site of the historic Porter property, Reader’s Digest named Tucson Botanical Gardens as the BEST Secret Garden in America. Among mature trees and expertly cultivated foliage, specialty gardens such as the Cactus & Succulent Garden, Barrio Garden and Herb Garden highlight the diversity of native plants while offering a lush oasis in the heart of Tucson. Tropical butterflies from around the world are featured in the Cox Butterfly & Orchid Pavilion Oct.–May. Experience year-round tours, community events, classes, and art exhibits, as well as the creative, seasonal menu of Café Botanica. Now celebrating 40 years of living beauty, The Tucson Botanical Gardens is a unique gem not to be missed.

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