The Gardens is committed to providing quality lifelong learning opportunities for all ages. We offer a collection of certificate programs as well as Community Classes that range in topic from Gardening, Wellness, Art, Nature and Ecology.

Urban Forestry Certificate Program

"Urban Forestry Certificate Program"

The Urban Forestry Certification Program was developed with support from the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management to train citizens of southern Arizona to become better stewards of our urban forests.  This program offers professional development for landscape and nursery professionals as well as anyone preparing to take the ISA Certified Arborist® exam (but does […]

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Docent Training

"Docent Training"

Do you love the Tucson Botanical Gardens and want to share your enthusiasm and knowledge with others? Would you like to deepen your knowledge of local flora and fauna, environmental education, water-wise gardening, and the cultural connections between people and plants?

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DIY Desert Design

"DIY Desert Design"

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 our unique desert environment.  The program will lead you step-by-step through each design consideration including the unique growing conditions of the Sonoran Desert, water conservation, and selecting […]

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For Teachers

"For Teachers"

The Tucson Botanical Gardens’ diverse plant life provides an ideal platform for strengthening connections between school curricula and the natural world.

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For Families

"For Families"

    Explore the wonders of nature at the Gardens during our Family Fun Days, Summer Camps and other programs.    

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View Class Schedule!

Tucson Botanical Gardens offers classes throughout the year for members and nonmembers. View the class schedule and register online. Members receive a 20% discount on all classes!

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Online Registry & Community Resources

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Community Resources

View Southwest Planting Tips by Month

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