BOTANICAL GARDENS. Tucson Botanical Gardens. 2150 N. Alvernon Way. From 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, October 10, Gardener Tarke Sweet discusses how to have a continuous succession of colorful blooms in the garden during Tucson's fall-winter growing season. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $12, $10 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 LANDSCAPE LECTURES. Tohono Chul Park. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 742-6455. Horticulturist Bruce Evans presents When Grass is Not a Lawn, at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 13, in the Wilson Room. Evans shows how native or naturalized desert grasses can contribute to a natural home landscape, serving as ornamental or accent plants. A variety of plants, seeds, and identification books are available for purchase. Landscape architect Jeffrey Trent presents Room with a View: Outdoor Living Spaces, at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 15, in the Wilson Room. Trent, who specializes in richly textured gardens that combine outdoor living areas with environmental responsibility, shares ideas on creating outdoor living spaces that invite homeowners to relax on the patio, eat dinner al fresco, and entertain under the stars. Lectures are $2 for non-members, free for members. RSVP to 742-6455. TW

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