Mesilla Valley Irish Show (Las Cruces, NM)

The Mesilla Valley Iris Society has an Annual AIS sponsored show each year in mid-late April usually at the Mesilla Valley Mall near the theater. Over 100 irises are brought in by members as well as the public to be judged by trained judges of the American Iris Society.

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Mesilla Valley Iris Society Rhizome Sale (Las Cruces, NM)

Sale is happening this year Sept 7-8 at the Mesilla Valley Mall near the theater, during mall hours. Irises are very showy flowers that bloom in the spring and come in a multitude of colors and patterns. All sales have pictures showing what each iris looks like and club members are available to answer questions.

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Enchanted Vista Iris Society Annual Iris Show “An Iris Holiday” (Rio Rancho, NM)

Enchanted Vista Iris Society Annual Iris Show “An Iris Holiday”, will be on Saturday, May 4, 2024, Sabana Grande Recreation Center, 4110 Sabana Grande Avenue, SE, Rio Rancho, NM. Entries include the horticulture division, artistic designs (flower arrangements, must include irises), educational displays, and iris photography division. Entries in all divisions are open to public participation with entries taken from 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM. Containers for the horticulture division is provided by the society. Judging follows from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM. The show will be open to the public 1:00 – 4:00 PM. No entry fee. For further information please call Robin Kishbaugh at (505) 550-9352.

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Enchanted Vista Iris Society Rhizome Sale (Rio Rancho, NM)

The sale is open to the public 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon. Potted Iris at $7.00 each and iris rhizomes $2 to $7 will be available. These are irises that are locally grown by club members. The irises are cleaned and marked. Club members will be available to answer questions.

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La Luz de Las Noches at Santa Fe Botanical Garden

Come celebrate a new holiday tradition at the Garden! Celebrate the holidays this December at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden’s new winter holiday event: La Luz de las Noches – “The Light of the Nights.” Come stroll the farolito lined Garden pathways while sipping on a warm seasonal drink. Twinkling holiday lights will lead you to at least two live performers each night and sweet and savory holiday treats are available throughout the Garden.

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Tucson Botanical Gardens – Estate Planning Workshop (Tucson, AZ)

In this hour-long workshop, Beth Smith will explain the importance of estate planning and how to begin. She will describe how you can ensure that your future legacy accurately reflects your wishes for loved ones and community, and answer your questions.

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Tucson Botanical Gardens – Drawn to the Desert Exhibit (Tucson, AZ)

As far back as 50 and 70 CE, and prior to photography, botanical illustration was the only way to capture nature. Illustrations of plant life were used by pharmacists, scientists, researchers, doctors, and gardeners for identification and classification. Today, the art of botanical illustration continues, and we believe there is no better way to appreciate the beauty of a plant than to look deep into the pen, pencil, or paint stroke executed by artist, Joan McGann.

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Tucson Botanical Gardens – Alien Invasion of the Plant Kind Exhibit (Tucson, AZ)

Pop culture is full of references to monstrous alien plants that invade worlds, but invasive plants can also take over our local ecosystem. Discover intergalactic plant invaders featured in sci-fi films, novels, and comics such as The Day of the Triffids and Little Shop of Horrors.

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Tucson Botanical Gardens – Enchanted Gardens Exhibit (Tucson, AZ)

Enchanted Gardens will feature 20 whimsical sculptures made from steel, copper, glass, and other natural materials. Garden fairies and larger than life critters will sit among the plants and flowers.

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Tucson Botanical Gardens – Butterly Magic Exhibit (Tucson, AZ)

As southern Arizona’s first and only tropical butterfly exhibit, we are honored to have set the standard for how these amazing species can and should be displayed. Butterfly Magic’s ability to constantly change and evolve has kept it a staple of Tucson that can be revisited time and time again. It has truly been a magical 20 years, and we look forward to 20 more!

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