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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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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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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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Roy Lichtenstein: Monet’s Garden Goes Pop!

On view exclusively at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens’ Downtown Sarasota campus from Feb. 13-June 27, 2021, Roy Lichtenstein: Monet’s Garden Goes Pop! will showcase the legendary Pop artist’s take on several staples of the public imagination: Claude Monet’s paintings of his garden and surroundings at Giverny, France. The display of these large-scale, rarely seen artworks will be accompanied by a complete transformation of the Downtown Sarasota campus’s 15 acres into Monet’s garden at Giverny as imagined through the aesthetic of Lichtenstein.

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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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