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Tohono Chul Park

Tucson Botanical Gardens celebrates 40 years as midtown oasis

Tucson Botanical Gardens celebrates 40 years as midtown oasis

Tucson Botanical Gardens celebrates 40th anniversary with gala, and more.

October 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Tohono Chul bloom night likely this week

Tohono Chul bloom night likely this week

Cactus comes to life with beautiful blooms once a year.

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Tohono Chul exhibit salutes the open road

Tohono Chul exhibit salutes the open road

Road trips don’t have to span hundreds of miles. As the traveling season approaches, Tohono Chul Park has created a vacation-themed art exhibit that celebrates the magic and discovery of summer vacations.

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Chef chat: Tohono Chul's Jimmy Belden on asparagus

Chef chat: Tohono Chul's Jimmy Belden on asparagus

Jimmy Belden loves this time of year.

January 22, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Rickie the horse serves as docent at Tohono Chul

Rickie the horse serves as docent at Tohono Chul

Of the 126 volunteer docents at Tohono Chul Park, only one draws crowds, performs tricks and openly welcomes caresses from admirers.

December 12, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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6 things you didn't know about Tohono Chul Park

6 things you didn't know about Tohono Chul Park

Nestled in Oro Valley as a lush oasis of eclectic flora and fauna, Tohono Chul Park beckons to passersby.

October 31, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Poisoning pack rats hurts predators, too

Poisoning pack rats hurts predators, too

Desert dwellers - whether they have two legs or four, are feathered or scaly, live in dens or condos - all manage to co-exist most of the time.

July 15, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Poisoning pack rats hurts predators, too

Poisoning pack rats hurts predators, too

Coyotes eat pack rats, and any poison already in their prey will end up in the predator.

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Poisoning pack rats hurts predators, too

Poisoning pack rats hurts predators, too

Coyotes feed on pack rats as do mountain lions and bobcats. Snakes also can help keep pack rats off your property.

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Mellow desert oasis beckons

Mellow desert oasis beckons

A butterfly alights on a plant in one of Tohono Chul Park's gardens. There are areas dedicated to hummingbirds, geology and desert plants, among others.

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Mellow desert oasis beckons

Mellow desert oasis beckons

The Garden Bistro is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and serves breakfast, lunch and an afternoon menu dubbed "Tapas, drinks and desserts." These's also a brunch menu on Sundays.

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Mellow desert oasis beckons

Mellow desert oasis beckons

A cool stream of water flows through the demonstration garden/riparian habitat at the park, where visitors can gather ideas for using native plants at home.

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Mellow desert oasis beckons

Mellow desert oasis beckons

Dappled shade and plentiful seating make for a seductive spot to hang out and relax.

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Mellow desert oasis beckons

Mellow desert oasis beckons

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Mellow desert oasis beckons

Mellow desert oasis beckons

This sphere of aluminum and stained glass is by Aureleo Rosano and is on exhibit in "Piece by Piece: An Exhibition of Mosaics" at the park's Entry Gallery. The exhibition is scheduled to continue until Oct. 20.

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Mellow desert oasis beckons

Mellow desert oasis beckons

If you go

July 11, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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OV annexes 107 acres, including Tohono Chul

Oro Valley is weeks from expanding its borders to encompass Tohono Chul Park and surrounding, currently unincorporated areas.

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Deaf and blind students display artwork at Tohono Chul

Deaf and blind students display artwork at Tohono Chul

Art is more than just a class for students at the Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind.

April 21, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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