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Desert Landscaping

Unearth the how-to’s for using native and arid-adapted plants in water-saving landscapes. This is a year-round event. Tohono Chul, 7366 North Paseo del Norte, Tucson, AZ 85704, (520) 742-6455.

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Butterflies & Their Plants

Nature lovers, shutterbugs and bug lovers will get an in-depth glimpse of some of the most engaging creatures in the Sonoran Desert, butterflies! Year-round, Saturday and Sunday. Tohono Chul, 7366 North Paseo del Norte, Tucson, AZ 85704, (520) 742-6455.

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Birds of Tohono Chul

Learn to identify residents and those just passing through, plus information on habits and habitat. Tohono Chul, 7366 North Paseo del Norte, Tucson, AZ 85704, (520) 742-6455.

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Keiki Day

Na ‘Āina Kai’s playday is a monthly event where you can enjoy quality time with your kids in the Under the Rainbow Children’s Garden. The kids can play in Jack’s Fountain, explore the jungle tree house, and discover the many child friendly features of our Children’s Garden. Bring a towel and be prepared to get wet! Na’Aina Kai Botanical Gardens and Sculpture Park, 4101 Wailapa Road, Kauai, HI 96754, (808) 828-0525.

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Connecting Plants & People

Discover the edible and useful plants of the Sonoran Desert. Year-round, Friday. Tohono Chul, 7366 North Paseo del Norte, Tucson, AZ 85704, (520) 742-6455.

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Chrysanthemums & More

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is pleased to present the annual fall horticulture exhibition, Chrysanthemums & More! opening to the public on September 18. This exhibition, the largest of its kind in Michigan, features expansive displays of chrysanthemums, fall foliage and family-friendly activities. The exhibition will be on display through November 1.

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Fall Family Day

Visit the Lena Meijer Children’s Garden for fall family fun. Activities include something for all your senses! Listen to fall-inspired tunes and autumn-themed stories, view a fiber arts demonstration and take a naturalists walk that includes highlights of this amazing season.

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Fall Bonsai Show

See a variety of bonsai on display, from trees in early stages of training to lovely older trees. Watch bonsai artists at work and shop for bonsai trees as well as bonsai tools and supplies.

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CMGA 2020 Symposium: Gardening Any Time, Any Place

POSTPONED until Saturday, October 10, 2020, at Connecticut College. Please mark your calendars and join them on Oct. 10 for an Autumn Symposium at Connecticut College, with all the usual festivities and maybe a few more! Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, and onsite parking. Margaret Roach, the first Garden Editor for Martha Stewart Living and nationally recognized garden podcaster, creator of "A Way to Garden" website and author of the book of the same name, is the keynote speaker, discussing "Non-Stop Plants: A Garden for 365 Days." Dan Benarcik, a creative horticulturist at Chanticleer Gardens in Wayne, PA, will close out the day's sessions with "Foliage First: Boon without the Bloom." Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Ave, New London, CT 06320.

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Hallowee-ones

Get creative at this special event designed for our youngest visitors! Dress your child as a sculpture, mammal, fish, insect, bird, tree, flower, geologist or in any other way that highlights something about the Lena Meijer Children’s Garden. Participate in a costume parade and listen to Halloween-themed stories. Celebrate Halloween with your wee-ones. No tricks, no treats, just fun!

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Holiday Nights of Lights

Join us for a festive holiday tradition at McKee with professional LED lighting displays, a large-scale model train and miniature holiday village, culinary treats from the Garden Café, and an opportunity for families to visit with Santa.

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SEAN KENNEY’S NATURE CONNECTS® Made with LEGO® Bricks Exhibition

McKee’s third installation and Sean Kenney’s latest series of his award-winning and record-breaking exhibition that uses LEGO® bricks to explore animal endangerment, the balance of ecosystems and mankind’s relationship with nature. Produced by Imagine Exhibitions, Nature Connects presents a playful spin on traditional sculpture art – making it accessible to guests of all ages and backgrounds. Using the beloved toy bricks as an artistic medium, the sculptures, and exhibit post the question: just as LEGO bricks interconnect, how is our natural world interconnected?

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12th ANNUAL MOTOR CAR EXHIBITION “European Cars Featuring the Ferrari and Other Italian Exotics”

Among the 40 outstanding cars on display in the Garden, visitors will see a rare 1958 Ferrari California Spyder, a lovely 1963 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale, and a powerful 1984 Ferrari BB 512i.

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3rd ANNUAL GARDEN & ANTIQUE SHOW AND SALE

Over 25 antique and art purveyors from the U.S. will showcase a broad range of exquisite antique and vintage furniture, paintings, garden accessories and statuary, oriental rugs, estate jewelry and more in the beautiful surroundings of the Garden.

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16th Annual Waterlily Celebration

Our ponds and waterways are adorned with over 80 varieties and over 300 potted and 100 free-range plants including night and day-blooming varieties. Repotting demonstrations and plant sales, plein air artists creating original works of art, and the Annual Waterlily Photo Contest on display in the Hall of Giants.

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