Classes

  • MINDFUL YOGA (1)

    Mindful Yoga – September

    09/01/2016 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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    Ikebana For Everyone -September

    09/01/2016 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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  • Edible Plant Tour (2)

    Edible Plant Tour and Tasting September

    09/15/2016 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

    Taste the flavors of the Gardens with our resident eatery, Café Botanica. Each month, our Garden docents will lead a tour showcasing many edible plants grown at the…

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  • What is that bird

    What Is That Bird?

    09/21/2016 10 a.m. to noon

      Birds defy gravity, live in a wide variety of habitats, travel extraordinary distances, navigate without GPS, and that’s not all. Join Cynthia Pruett, past president of Tucson…

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  • Bounteous Beetles

    Bounteous Beetles

    09/23/2016 10 a.m. to noon

      As the single largest group of animals on the planet, beetles are something of a contradiction: they may be beneficial predators or pests, brightly colored or dull….

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    Aromatherapy for Aches and Pains Workshop

    09/24/2016 9 - 11 a.m.

    Soothe those aches and pains! Join us as we learn which essential oils are best for inflammation and pain relief, how to use them and have fun making…

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  • Painting Sonoran Desert Plants

    Painting Sonoran Desert Plants

    09/30/2016 9 a.m. to noon

    Join us as we explore exotic and fanciful desert plants and learn to draw and paint them. We will create a Frida Kahlo inspired painting using plants of…

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    Ikebana For Everyone – October

    10/06/2016 9:30 to 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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  • MINDFUL YOGA (1)

    Mindful Yoga – October 2016

    10/06/2016 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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    Nutritional Sodas

    10/07/2016 10 a.m. to noon

    Nutritional fermented sodas are an excellent way to keep hydrated in our desert climate. Learn how to make these refreshing drinks in your own kitchen. These flavorful sodas…

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  • Drawing and Painting Fruits and Flowers

    Drawing and Painting Fruits and Flowers

    10/14/2016 9 a.m. to noon

    Learn about symbolism used in Frida Kahlo’s work and then explore various techniques in drawing and painting as you create your own painting. We will look for inspiration…

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  • DIY-home

    DIY Desert Design- Fall 2016

    10/15/2016 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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  • Desert Container Gardening Webcast

    A Flourishing Potted Garden – Webcast October 20

    10/20/2016 1 to 2:30 pm

    Join Marylee Pangman,  desert potted garden expert, in this new webcast series to learn well-established methods for potted plant survival in our challenging climate.  Mix and match the offerings…

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  • Edible Plant Tour (2)

    Edible Plant Tour and Tasting October

    10/20/2016 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

    Taste the flavors of the Gardens with our resident eatery, Café Botanica. Each month, our Garden docents will lead a tour showcasing many edible plants grown at the…

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  • Aromatherapy for Mind and Mood

    Aromatherapy for Mind and Mood Workshop

    10/22/2016 9 to 11 a.m.

    Natural aromas have a wonderful way of lifting our spirits, clearing the mind, calming or energizing us. Learn about the connection between aromatherapy, mind and mood, specific essential…

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  • Desert Container Gardening Webcast

    Great Winter Potted Garden – Webcast Series Oct. 27

    10/27/2016 1 to 2:30 p.m.

    Join Marylee Pangman,  desert potted garden expert, in this new webcast series to learn well-established methods for potted plant survival in our challenging climate.  Mix and match the offerings…

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  • Marvelous Moths

    Marvelous Moths

    10/28/2016 10 a.m. to noon

      Did you know moths are far more abundant than butterflies, or that they sometimes fly during the day? This program, led by Jeff Babson of Sky Island…

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    Soil and Plant Management Series: Home Gardens & Landscape

    11/01/2016 9:30-11:30 a.m

    Join Dr. Bob Hutchinson, Professor Emeritus (plant and soil science), Louisiana State University, for this three part series on soil and plant management. Tuesdays, Nov. 1, Nov. 8…

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    Ikebana For Everyone – November

    11/03/2016 9:30 to 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…

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  • MINDFUL YOGA (1)

    Mindful Yoga – November

    11/03/2016 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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    Hypertufa Pot Workshop

    11/04/2016 9 a.m. to noon

    Hypertufa, is a lightweight material that can be formed into beautiful rustic containers for plants, especially cacti and succulents. Learn the techniques for mixing and molding your own…

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  • Painting Butterflies and Moths

    Painting Butterflies and Moths

    11/04/2016 9 a.m. to Noon

    Kahlo had a keen appreciation for the beauty and variety of the natural world. We will look for inspiration from moths and butterflies who share an amazing palette…

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  • Aromatherapy for your home emergency kit

    Aromatherapy for Home Emergency Kit

    11/05/2016 9 to 11 a.m.

    Do you have a home emergency kit? We’ll explore which essential oils are must have’s to keep handy all the time. From cuts and scrapes to burns and…

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  • Sowing Seeds

    Sowing Seeds for Spring Veggies

    11/05/2016 1 to 3 p.m.

      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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    Soil Part Two: Management for Gardens and Landscapes

    11/08/2016 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

    In this session we will discuss factors affecting the chemical properties of soil and basic soil fertility.  We will identify the plant nutrient elements required for plants to…

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  • Desert Container Gardening Webcast

    A Flourishing Potted Garden – Webcast Nov 10

    11/10/2016 1 to 2:30 pm

    Join Marylee Pangman,  desert potted garden expert, in this new webcast series to learn well-established methods for potted plant survival in our challenging climate.  Mix and match the offerings…

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  • Herbal Medicine Making

    Herbal Medicine Making Workshop

    11/12/2016 9 a.m. to noon

    Plants of the southwest have been offering themselves to desert peoples since ancient times and carrying forth the tradition is a way to give it forward for generations…

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    Soil Part Three: November 15

    11/15/2016 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

    In this session we will discuss the importance of nutrient cycling in natural ecosystems and home gardens, benefits and problems with mulches (inorganic and organic), composting, and soil…

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  • Edible Plant Tour (2)

    Edible Plant Tour and Tasting November

    11/17/2016 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

    Taste the flavors of the Gardens with our resident eatery, Café Botanica. Each month, our Garden docents will lead a tour showcasing many edible plants grown at the…

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  • Dragons and Damsels

    Dragons and Damsels

    11/18/2016 10 a.m. to noon

      With a color palette to rival the most ostentatious birds and butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies have gained certain popularity among recreational naturalists. This presentation, by Jeff Babson…

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  • Desert Container Gardening Webcast

    Container Gardens for the Holidays Webcast Dec 1

    12/01/2016 1 to 2:30 p.m.

    Join Marylee Pangman,  desert potted garden expert, in this new webcast series to learn well-established methods for potted plant survival in our challenging climate.  Mix and match the offerings…

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  • Edible Plant Tour (2)

    Edible Plant Tour and Tasting December

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

    Taste the flavors of the Gardens with our resident eatery, Café Botanica. Each month, our Garden docents will lead a tour showcasing many edible plants grown at the…

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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.