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Tucson Botanical Gardens

23 weirdplants

23 weirdplants

A Euphorbia suzannae.

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23 weirdplants

23 weirdplants

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What's ahead

What's ahead

1. Tuesdays-Sundays

March 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Botanical gardens plans expansion of kids' area

The Tucson Botanical Gardens is raising money to move and expand its children’s garden, with hopes of completing it by late next spring.

October 03, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Garden oasis extends its hours for summer

Garden oasis extends its hours for summer

The Tucson Botanical Gardens holds an array of unusual plants along its paths. Maybe you'll see this

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Garden oasis extends its hours for summer

Garden oasis extends its hours for summer

A cholla cactus is a reminder of our particular ecosystem - the Sonoran Desert. Desert plants are set in natural tableaus at the gardens.

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Garden oasis extends its hours for summer

Garden oasis extends its hours for summer

A bee zeroes in on some vital stuff inside a welcoming

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Garden oasis extends its hours for summer

Garden oasis extends its hours for summer

A ramada casts symmetrical, undulating shadows on a tall agave. The Tucson Botanical Gardens opens earlier in the summer so visitors can beat the heat - it's open 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily through Aug. 31.

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Garden oasis extends its hours for summer

Garden oasis extends its hours for summer

A yoga class unfolds in one of the Tucson Botanical Gardens' rooms. Laura Greenlaw, left, leads the class, which is offered four Thursdays each month. Classes run until the end of August.

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Garden oasis extends its hours for summer

Garden oasis extends its hours for summer

Butterfly curator Elizabeth Willott hangs paper cranes made by the Tucson Origami Society in conjunction with garden volunteers.

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Garden oasis extends its hours for summer

Garden oasis extends its hours for summer

This is Tucson, so you don't have to look too far to find a lizard friend, like the one at right, clinging to a trunk.

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Garden oasis extends its hours for summer

Garden oasis extends its hours for summer

If you go

June 27, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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'Flock Party' at the gardens

'Flock Party' at the gardens

Jack Porrino takes a look at his daughter Gianna's finished birdseed creation, one of the activities at the second annual Flock Party at the Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. The party was last Saturday. Gianna, 3, made the feeder by dragging a peanut-butter-covered pine cone t…

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'Flock Party' at the gardens

'Flock Party' at the gardens

Artist Susan Libby helps Gianna Buxenbaum, 6, find the right spot on a canvas to paint a birdhouse door. The gardens has special and ongoing events year-round; go online to tucsonbotanical.org for details.

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'Flock Party' at the gardens

'Flock Party' at the gardens

The bird-themed Flock Party included the showing of "Bubba," a 13-year-old great horned owl. Joan Cass, director of education at the Tucson Wildlife Center, had him at hand.

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'Flock Party' at the gardens

'Flock Party' at the gardens

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'Flock Party' at the gardens

'Flock Party' at the gardens

May 23, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Mid-century marvel

Mid-century marvel

A handful of the dozens of stacked stone formations left by Harrison Yocum in the home now owned by Spencer Smith and his wife, Katheryn.

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Mid-century marvel

Mid-century marvel

Spencer Smith, right, and his brother, Steven, spent nearly a year remodeling the original home of Harrison Yocum. Reroofing the house was just one of the projects they tackled.

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Mid-century marvel

Mid-century marvel

This was how Harrison Yocum's yard looked when he lived there.

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