GARDENINGBOTANICAL GARDENS. Tucson Botanical Gardens. 2150 N. Alvernon Way. Birds and Gardening Tours are 45-minute guided tours exploring the plants and gardening practices that attract birds to your backyard. Tours run at 9 a.m. every Tuesday. Exploring the Tucson Botanical Gardens is a guided tour highlighting TBG history and plant trivia, and familiarizing you with native flora and other plants that grow well in Tucson. These tours are at 10 a.m. every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Tours are free with admission. Introduction to Tucson Gardening classes focus on using drought-tolerant plants to colorful and low-maintenance effect. Classes are from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. the first Thursday and third Saturday of the month. Cost is $5, which includes admission; or $3 for TBG members. Regular admission to the gardens is $4, $3 for seniors, free for members and children under age 12. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Sunday. Call 326-9686 for information.
CASA DEL AGUA. 4366 N. Stanley Place. Casa del Agua invites all area middle and high school teachers to participate in their Water Wisdom Program. Teachers and students participate in free field trips, including free transportation to the project. Outreach speaking is also available. Casa del Agua is a demonstration and education project operated by Arid Lands Studies at the University of Arizona. It includes information about indoor water conservation, xeriscape, rainwater harvesting, and graywater systems. Free tours are offered for everyone on the hour from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays, excluding holidays. Call Catherine at 887-1185 to arrange for program details and special student and group presentations.
GARDENING DEMONSTRATION. The Pima County Cooperative Extension offers free gardening workshops every Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Extension Garden Center, 4210 N. Campbell Ave., and again at 1 p.m. at the Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road. Spring Fertilization of Gardens and Landscapes is the topic for Wednesday, February 24. Call 626-5161 for information on upcoming topics.
HYDROPONIC GARDENERS. Tucson High School Cafeteria. 400 N. Second Ave. Hydroponic Gardeners of Tucson meets the third Wednesday of every month for a 6:30 p.m. social and 7 p.m. meeting. Call Karen at 881-3248 for information.
NATIVE SEEDS/SEARCH. Sylvester House. 2139 N. Alvernon Way. Native Seeds/SEARCH presents their spring gardening workshops from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. February 27, March 6 and March 13. The topic for Saturday, February 27 is Garden Bed Preparation and Planting. The cost is $25 per workshop or ^0 for all three, NS/S members pay $20 for one and $50 for three.
WILDFLOWER WALKS. Tohono Chul Park. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 742-6455. These docent-guided walks take place at 10 a.m., every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through April 30. There is a suggested donation of $2.
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