Tucson Home and Garden April 9-15

Irises Do Grow in Tucson

All events are free or included in the cost of admission unless otherwise noted.


Home and Neighborhood Tour —  Sam Hughes Neighborhood. Walking tour of a midtown historic neighborhood including, 10 residences, music, art and talk by Sen. Steve Farley. Noon-5 p.m. April 9. $25. 1-318-341-4114.

Mediterranean Plants — University of Arizona Arboretum, 1600 E. University Blvd. Old Main. Learn how these plants work in a Sonoran landscapes. RSVP [email protected] or 621-7074. 2-3:30 p.m. April 9.


Home Buyers Education Classes — La Paloma Academy Central, 2050 N. Wilmot Road. Real estate experts share knowledge and provide the tools needed to determine if home ownership is right for a family. 6-7 p.m. April 11. 882-6262.


Demonstration Garden Tours — Pima County Cooperative Extension, 4210 N. Campbell Ave. A guided tour. 9-10 a.m. April 12 and 15. 626-5161.

Trees Around the World — University of Arizona Arboretum. Tour a collection of unusual trees adapted to the climates. RSVP [email protected] or 621-7074. 2-3:30. April 12.


Irises Do Grow in Tucson — Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. Tours to learn about varieties, planting/care, common mistakes and companion plants. 10 a.m.-noon. April 13. $10. 326-9686, Ext. 18.

Living Lab Field Studies: Sonoran Food Forests — Watershed Management Group, 1137 N. Dodge Blvd. Learn how to incorporate fruit/nut trees, shrubs, herbs, vines and perennial vegetables into a food forest. Registration required. 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 13. $30. 396-3266.


Drip Irrigation and Alternative Watering Methods — Miller-Golf Links Public Library, 9640 E. Golf Links Road. Learn about drip irrigation and alternative watering methods from Brandon Merchant. Ages 13 and up. 10 a.m.-noon. April 14. 594-5355.

Enchanted Evenings — Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson, 2130 N. Alvernon Way. Stroll the gardens by lantern/candlelight. Listen to live and recorded Japanese traditional flute music. 6:30-8 p.m. April 14-16. $10. 272-3200.


Hundred Best Plants for Tucson Other Than Trees — Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. From understory plants and screening shrubs to accents and annuals. 10 a.m.-noon. April 15. $10. 742-6455.

Garden Easter Egg Hunt — Harlow Gardens, 5620 E. Pima St. An egg hunt and plant a flower in an Easter basket. Ages 3-10. 10-11 a.m. April 15. 298-3303.

Saving Your Own Seeds — Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave. Learn the techniques of seed saving. Ages 12 and up. Noon-1:30 p.m. April 15. 594-5500.

Eat Your Trees — Quincie Douglas Public Library, 1585 E. 36th St. Learn what trees grow and thrive in Tucson’s climate. Ages 12 and up. 1-2:30 p.m. April 15. 594-5335.

And a little shopping …

Gather A Vintage Market — Old Arizona Sash complex, 657 W. St. Mary’s Road. Theme: Farm to Table. Antiques, collectibles and vintage items for the home and garden. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 9. 878-7215.


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