BOTANICAL GARDENS. The Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. Regular garden attractions include the Birds and Gardening Tour at 9 a.m. Thursday mornings; and Exploring the Tucson Botanical Gardens highlights TBG history and plant trivia, and will familiarize visitors with native flora. Celebrate the Wildflower season with a walk or a hike. Join naturalist Joan Tedford for a leisurely 2 mile walk in Sabino Canyon from 8 to 11 a.m. on Friday, March 27, or join Education Director Meg Quinn on an easy to moderate 4 to 6 mile hike at Tucson Mountain from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 29. The group for each hike is limited to 15 and pre-registration is required. Fees for both events are $8 for TBG members, $10 for non-members. Regular admission to the gardens is $4, $3 for seniors, and free for members and children under age 12. Call 326-9255 for information.

Listings 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. Bring in sick plants for an end-of-workshop diagnosis and treatment session. Call 626-5161 for information.

PERMACULTURE BREAKFAST. The Permaculture Drylands Institute wants to teach you about sustainable living in drylands. They meet the second Tuesday of each month for a community breakfast at 7 a.m. at the Congress Grill, 100 E. Congress St. Call 744-9305 for information. TW

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