BOTANICAL GARDENS. Tucson Botanical Gardens. 2150 N. Alvernon Way. Enjoy the 11th annual Herb Fair from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 8. 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 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.

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. Cool Your Home with Desert Landscaping is the topic for Wednesday, May 12. Call 626-5161 for information on upcoming topics.

HYDROPONIC GARDENERS. UA Agricultural Farm Lab. 4181 N. Campbell Ave. The Hydroponic Gardeners of Tucson meet at noon on Saturday, May 8. Call Jo at 498-0741 or Bob at 327-8822 for information. TW

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