Classes

  • Edible Plant Tour (2)

    Edible Plant Tour and Tasting: December

    12/15/2016 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

    Tucson Botanical Gardens grows plants from across the globe, many of which are edible.  Join us for a tour to learn about the historical and current uses of…

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    Mindful Yoga January: 4-Class Series

    01/05/2017 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

    Please enjoy our reduced prices for the summer season. Led by certified yoga instructor and massage therapist, Vivianne Uyeda, this series explores moderate hatha yoga, with an emphasis…

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    Ikebana For Everyone: 4-Part Series

    01/05/2017 9:30-11:30 a.m.

    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…

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    Tai Chi January: 4-Class Series

    01/06/2017 10:30-11:30 A.M.

    Certified instructor, Harold Crim, will lead you through the ancient Chinese traditional movements of Tai Chi, a practice that promotes an overall sense of wellbeing through breathing, stress reduction,…

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    Artistic Expression Under Glass – Cactus

    01/10/2017 10 a.m. to noon

    Join contemporary artist, Bonnie Pisik, as she leads you through the dramatic and fascinating technique of reverse-painting under glass. Whether you’re an experienced painter or budding novice, you’ll…

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    Face to Face with Frida

    01/12/2017 6 to 7:30 p.m.

    Admiration for Frida Kahlo’s artwork extends worldwide. Known for her self-portraits and still life paintings, Kahlo expressed her love of nature with images of plants, fruits and animals….

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    Mindful Yoga – Free Trial

    01/13/2017 8am-9am

    Led by certified yoga instructor and massage therapist, Vivianne Uyeda, this series explores moderate hatha yoga, with an emphasis on movement, breath and meditation. Please join us for this free…

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    Songbirds Part One: Flycatchers to Kinglets

    01/13/2017 10 a.m. to noon

      Led by Jeff Babson, of Sky Island Tours, the first installment of this three-part series will help you identify flycatchers, vireos, jays and wrens-sure to come in…

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    Painting Party – Tucson Sunset

    01/14/2017 1 - 4 p.m.

      Complete a 12” x 16” inch masterpiece in just three hours without any previous painting experience! The instructor will lead you through through the painting process step-by-step. …

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  • BACKYARD CHICKENS

    Backyard Chickens 101

    01/14/2017 10 to 11:30 a.m.

    Have you dreamed about raising chickens in your backyard, but don’t know where to start?  This class will provide you with the basic information necessary to start enjoying…

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    Bird Portraits

    01/17/2017 9 a.m. to noon

      This unique class combines art and science to understand Sonoran Desert birds and their adaptions. Illustrator and artist, Devon Meyer, will discuss the symbolism used in Frida…

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  • Edible Plant Tour (2)

    Edible Plant Tour and Tasting: January

    01/19/2017 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

    Tucson Botanical Gardens grows plants from across the globe, many of which are edible.  Join us for a tour to learn about the historical and current uses of…

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    Aromatherapy For Bath & Body

    01/21/2017 10 a.m. to noon

    It’s easy to create a spa atmosphere at home with these aromatherapy recipes. Certified Aromatherapist, Kerry Blank, will show you how to create body scrubs, bath soaks and…

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    The Evolution of Archetypes and Identity in the Corridos of the Borderlands

    01/26/2017 6 to 7:30 p.m.

    Corridos are folk ballads that have been part of the oral tradition in Mexican culture for over a century.  They were a form of entertainment and a news…

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  • Sowing Seeds

    Sowing Seeds for Spring Veggies

    01/28/2017 10 a.m. to noon

      Endless sunny skies allow Tucson gardeners to continuously grow vegetables year-round. Our desert climate offers challenges that sometimes discourage the greenest thumb. However, with the right strategies…

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    Mindful Yoga February: 4-Class Series

    02/02/2017 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

    Led by certified yoga instructor and massage therapist, Vivianne Uyeda, this series explores moderate hatha yoga, with an emphasis on movement, breath and meditation. All levels welcome. Please…

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    Tai Chi February: 4-Class Series

    02/03/2017 10:30 am to 11:30 am

    Certified instructor, Harold Crim, will lead you through the ancient Chinese traditional movements of Tai Chi, a practice that promotes an overall sense of wellbeing through breathing, stress reduction,…

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    Frida Kahlo as Subject and Object in Contemporary Art (Location: Pima Community College District Office)

    02/03/2017 6 to 7:30 p.m.

    Since her death in 1954, Frida Kahlo’s art and personality exerted a definitive impact on fine arts and popular culture throughout the Western world. This lecture will trace…

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    Cactus Flowers

    02/07/2017 9 a.m. to noon

    Sonoran Desert cactus flowers are both spectacular and unique. Illustrator and artist, Devon Meyer, will explore these desert gems using various watercolor techniques including dry brush, layering and…

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    Sustainable Landscape Design

    02/08/2017 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    With guidance from Dan Dorsey of the Sonoran Permaculture Guild, you will create an exciting, long-term plan for your sustainable home and landscape. You will learn how to…

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    The Popol Vuh: The Sacred Stories of the Maya

    02/09/2017 6 to 7:30 p.m.

    The Popol Vuh, a book about the creation story of the Maya, depicts Meso-American culture as grounded in the natural world and natural cycles.  In this text, the…

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    SketchUp: Getting Started

    02/11/2017 10 a.m. to noon

    Take your landscape designs to the next level with SketchUp, a free 3D modeling computer program. Erin Hutton, Owner of Rocket Garden Landscape Design, will lead you through…

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    SketchUp: Next Steps

    02/11/2017 1 to 3 p.m.

    Enhance your SketchUp skills by using more advanced settings and tools with Erin Hutton, Owner of Rocket Garden Landscape Design. Topics include creating a base plan by importing…

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    SketchUp: Getting Started & Next Steps

    02/11/2017 10 to 3 p.m.

    Getting Started: Take your landscape designs to the next level with SketchUp, a free 3D modeling computer program. Erin Hutton, Owner of Rocket Garden Landscape Design, will lead…

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  • Western Tanager (Male), Cabin Lake Viewing Blinds, Deschutes National Forest, Near Fort Rock, Oregon

    Songbirds Part Two: Thrashers to Tanagers

    02/11/2017 10 a.m. to noon

      Have you ever lain awake at night wondering what a pipit is? If so, Jeff Babson’s second course on songbirds has you covered, and will also cover…

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    Artistic Expression Under Glass – Lovers Heart

    02/14/2017 10 a.m. to noon

    Join contemporary artist, Bonnie Pisik, as she leads you through the dramatic and fascinating technique of reverse-painting under glass. Whether you’re an experienced painter or budding novice, you’ll…

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    Healthy Eating Made Easier

    02/15/2017 10 a.m. to noon

    Learn how to choose, prepare and store pomegranates, lemons, limes, grapefruit, tomatoes, greens and more for optimal flavor and nutrition with nutritional consultant Jeanne Bjorn. We will discuss…

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  • Edible Plant Tour (2)

    Edible Plant Tour and Tasting: February

    02/16/2017 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

    Tucson Botanical Gardens grows plants from across the globe, many of which are edible.  Join us for a tour to learn about the historical and current uses of…

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    Habitat at Home

    02/16/2017 10 a.m. to noon

    Welcome birds into your yard! Tucson Audobon Society’s Habitat at Home program gives you the information you need to transform your yard into safe, sustainable bird habitat. We…

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    Songbirds Part Three: Sparrows to Goldfinches

    02/17/2017 10 a.m. to noon

    Get even more bird for your buck with the final chapter of Jeff Babson’s songbird series, which focuses on some of our gaudiest and most challenging species to…

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    Aromatherapy for Green Cleaning

    02/18/2017 10 a.m. to noon

    Learn to make your own natural cleaning products with essential oils with certified Aromatherapist, Kerry Blank. Join us to find out which oils to use for counter sprays,…

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    Portraits in the Style of Frida Kahlo

    02/21/2017 9 a.m. to noon

    Using acrylic paint and mixed media, illustrator and artist, Devon Meyer, will help you explore Frida Kahlo’s portraits and the symbolism she incorporated in her work. Students will create…

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    Painting Party – Sandhill Cranes

    02/28/2017 1 - 4 p.m.

      Complete a 12” x 16” inch masterpiece in just three hours without any previous painting experience! Karen Workman will lead you through through the painting process step-by-step.  Please bring…

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    Frida: She Wore It Her Way

    03/09/2017 6 to 7:30 p.m.

    Frida Kahlo often challenged societal expectations, even with her wardrobe.  Using authentic examples of indigenous garments, this presentation will offer a brief history of the artist and then…

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    DIY Desert Design- Spring 2017

    03/11/2017 Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon

    This 6-class course, taught by the Garden’s knowledgeable Docents, will provide you with the information and inspiration you need to plan a personal, beautiful, and successful garden in…

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    Getting to Know Frida

    03/23/2017 6 to 7:30 p.m.

    Mexican artist Frida Kahlo was an enigmatic personality who achieved international acclaim for her surreal, yet autobiographical paintings. Her celebrity was enhanced by her volatile relationship with famous…

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Education at the Gardens

Preregistration is required for all classes, unless otherwise noted. Payment must be made in advance to reserve a spot.  No refunds will be given for cancellations within seven business days of the class.  People with disabilities should make requests for accommodation as early as possible to allow time to make appropriate arrangements.