BOTANICAL 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 the 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 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 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.

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.

ROSE GARDENING LECTURE. Pima County Medical Society Building. 5199 E. Farness St. The Tucson Organic Gardeners present Blast Furnace Rose Gardening at 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 15. Call 670-9158 or 883-0377 for information. TW

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