Spring Plant Sale

Don’t let 30,000 plants intimidate you! Our on-site horticulture experts will help you find the perfect cactus, agave or ornamental to plant in your own garden. Specimen-sized plants and delivery services available. Volunteers and staff are available to offer advice, answer questions and assist in selections.
Desert Botanical Garden,
1201 North Galvin Parkway,
Phoenix, AZ 85008,
(480) 941-1225.

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Winter-Inspired Ikebana

Learn the traditional, meditative principles of Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement. Watch a demonstration by instructor Ping Wei, then make your own original, winter-inspired ikebana arrangements.
Desert Botanical Garden,
1201 North Galvin Parkway,
Phoenix, AZ 85008,
(480) 941-1225.

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Tancer Distinguished Speaker Series: Guillermo “Gil” Penalosa

Founder and chair of 80 Cities and the first Ambassador for World Urban Parks, Guillermo “Gil” Penalosa comes to the Garden to deliver his innovative vision to create vibrant cities and healthy communities for all.
Desert Botanical Garden,
1201 North Galvin Parkway,
Phoenix, AZ 85008,
(480) 941-1225.

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Craft Chocolate Making

A deep dive into the world of craft chocolate! Experience a demonstration & discussion of micro-batch “bean-to-bar” craft chocolate making. Learn how cocoa beans are transformed into chocolate and discover the world of natural flavors that can be found in craft chocolate. Learn about the differences between “Industrial Chocolate” and Ethically-Sourced craft chocolate. Includes sampling of freshly roasted cocoa nibs, chocolate liquor (100% cacao; no sugar) & a guided tasting of single-origin dark chocolates.
Desert Botanical Garden,
1201 North Galvin Parkway,
Phoenix, AZ 85008,
(480) 941-1225.

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Lunchtime Lectures: Attracting Wildlife to Your Garden

Experience adventure as an adult this winter during our lunchtime lecture series! Adults are invited to enjoy a day at the Aviary with a reserved spot at our Indoor Bird Show at 11am, followed by lunch from the Bird Feeder Cafè and an educational lecture showcasing all that the Aviary has to offer!
Tracy Aviary and Botanical Garden,
589 East 1300 South,
Salt Lake City, UT 84105,
(801) 596-8500.

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Lunchtime Lectures: Treasures of the Rainforest

Experience adventure as an adult this winter during our lunchtime lecture series! Adults are invited to enjoy a day at the Aviary with a reserved spot at our Indoor Bird Show at 11am, followed by lunch from the Bird Feeder Cafè and an educational lecture showcasing all that the Aviary has to offer!
Tracy Aviary and Botanical Garden,
589 East 1300 South,
Salt Lake City, UT 84105,
(801) 596-8500.

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Birding on Skis

Birding on Skis events take place on the second Friday of each month, running through April. The adventure always launches from the bottom of Collins Lift at Wildcat Basin at 9am. Skiers of all skill levels 12 years and up are welcome! You do not need a pair of binoculars to participate – we can help you with the birding gear you’ll need!
Tracy Aviary and Botanical Garden,
589 East 1300 South,
Salt Lake City, UT 84105,
(801) 596-8500.

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Lunchtime Lectures: What to Feed Winter Birds

Experience adventure as an adult this winter during our lunchtime lecture series! Adults are invited to enjoy a day at the Aviary with a reserved spot at our Indoor Bird Show at 11am, followed by lunch from the Bird Feeder Cafè and an educational lecture showcasing all that the Aviary has to offer!
Tracy Aviary and Botanical Garden,
589 East 1300 South,
Salt Lake City, UT 84105,
(801) 596-8500.

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Growing Food in the High Mountains

You can grow food in the mountains! Wind, hail, deer, bears, extreme temperatures, we have heard it all. The Parmenters have been growing organic food at 8,120 ft. since 1992 and their techniques and experiences apply to all Colorado’s elevations and hardships.
Denver Botanic Gardens,
909 York Street,
Denver, CO 80206,
(720) 865-3500.

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Battling the Japanese Beetle

The Japanese beetle – found in many Front Range areas – is moving to new communities. This unwelcome beetle is concerning home owners with serious damage to plants. Instructor Betty Cahill takes the class through the management options for the Japanese beetle during its adult and larval stages. She provides tips on how to protect your favorite plants, including a plant list that Japanese beetles prefer and mostly avoid.
Denver Botanic Gardens,
909 York Street,
Denver, CO 80206,
(720) 865-3500.

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