GARDENINGBOTANICAL 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. Cost is the same as regular admission. Regular admission to the gardens is $4, $3 for seniors, and free for members and children under age 12. Call 326-9255 for information.
HYDROPONIC GARDENERS. Tucson High School Cafeteria. 400 N. Second Ave. The Hydroponic Gardeners of Tucson meet the third Wednesday of every month for a 6:30 p.m. social and a 7 p.m. meeting. Call Karen at 881-3248 for information.
MY YARD GARDEN TOUR. 4210 N. Campbell Ave. Six master gardeners open their gardens for an educational tour featuring vegetable, flower and wildlife gardening and landscapes of native and adaptive plants from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 18. Tickets are $5, free for children 12 and under accompanied by an adult, includes maps of the tour and are available at the Pima County Cooperative Extension Center, 4210 N. Campbell Ave. Call 626-5161 for information.
PERMACULTURE INSTITUTE. Learn to graft your own fruit trees: Join experienced horticulturist Russ Buhrow for a hands-on workshop on Saturday, April 18. The workshop is limited to 15, and pre-registration is required. Fees are $45 for time and materials. Call Brad Lancaster at 882-9443 for information. 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. Call 882-9443 for information.
ROSE SHOW. Park Mall. 5870 E. Broadway. The Rose Society of Tucson presents their annual spring show "Roses of the Desert" with entries from 7 to 10 a.m Saturday, April 18, and show hours from 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Call 795-9125 for information.
TUCSON ORGANIC GARDENERS. Heidelburg House. 4606 E. Pima St. The Tucson Organic Gardeners present a free lecture, Saving Rain: Water Harvesting and Conservation, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21. Come early for the social hour at 7 p.m. Call 670-9158 or 883-0377 for more information.
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ROSE CELEBRATION. Head down to Tombstone for the Tombstone Rose and Art Celebration held Friday through Sunday, April 17 through 19. The celebration includes a rose parade, gardening workshops and crafts sales and giveaways and is planned around the blooming of the world's largest Rose Tree, The Lady Banksia. Call the 1998 Rose Committee at 457-3326 for information.
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