2023 Members’ Reception

2023 Members’ Reception

Saturday, April 29 | 10 am – 1 pm
An Arbor Day Celebration — Featuring the State of the Garden Address

Free for Members
Free with admission for Non-members

As the spring sun warms the Sonoran Desert, Tohono Chul invites you to join us in celebrating Arbor Day on Saturday, April 29th, from 10 am to 1 pm.

During this festive event, you’ll have the chance to learn more about the work Tohono Chul does and how you can get involved in the community! A variety of tables will be set up featuring information about our activities, events, and programs as well as displays from our partners and staff. Attendees can also enjoy live music in the performance garden, purchase delicious food & drinks from the Garden Bistro, and so much more.

Our State of the Garden Address will provide an exciting opportunity to hear from our Executive Director, Jamie Maslyn Larson. She will discuss the future plans for Tohono Chul and how we aim to beautify, diversify, and address the climate concerns facing the region.

Mientras la temperatura del desierto de Sonora aumenta al ritmo del sol primaveral, Tohono Chul te invita a celebrar con nosotros el Día del Árbol, que tendrá lugar el sábado 29 de abril, de 10 a.m. a 1 p.m.

Durante este evento festivo, podrás aprender más acerca de la labor que lleva adelante el Tohono Chul y de cómo puedes participar en la comunidad. Se montarán diversas mesas con información relativa a las actividades, los eventos y los programas que llevamos adelante, y a las muestras de nuestros socios y proveedores locales. Los asistentes también podrán escuchar música en vivo en el Performance Garden (jardín de eventos), así como degustar comidas y bebidas deliciosas de nuestro bistró, entre muchas otras cosas.

El Discurso sobre el estado del jardín será una magnífica oportunidad para escuchar a Jamie Maslyn Larson, nuestra directora ejecutiva, quien hablará sobre los planes futuros del Tohono Chul y de cómo pretendemos embellecer, diversificar y abordar los problemas climáticos de la región.


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State of the Garden Address

11 am – 11:30 am | Performance Garden
With Executive Director Jamie Maslyn Larson, FASLA

Tohono Chul is excited to announce a new annual tradition, the State of the Garden Address. During the State of the Garden Address our Executive Director, Landscape Architect Jamie Maslyn Larson, will share updates on the progress of our ongoing projects and unveil our plans for the future. This is an opportunity for our members to get a sneak peek at the exciting things we have in store. It’s time we take meaningful action to shape the future for generations to come.

Tohono Chul anuncia con gran entusiasmo una nueva tradición anual: el Discurso sobre el estado del jardín. Durante el Discurso sobre el estado del jardín, nuestra directora ejecutiva, la arquitecta paisajista Jamie Maslyn Larson, nos pondrá al día sobre los avances de nuestros proyectos actuales y desvelará nuestros planes futuros. Será un marco oportuno para que nuestros miembros conozcan las interesantes iniciativas en las que estuvimos trabajando.  Llegó el momento de realizar acciones significativas que perfilen el futuro de las próximas generaciones.

Jamie Maslyn Larson / Tori Markel Photography


11:30 am – 1 pm | Performance Garden
The Cochise County All-Stars

Enjoy a special performance by the popular local Americana act, the Cochise County All-Stars, in the Performance Garden!

The Cochise County All-Stars (CCAS) started their musical journey 15 years ago as a strictly honky tonk band playing the jukebox country hits that were popular when Route 66 was Main Street USA. Over the years a few natural additions and subtractions have led to a tighter, more refined group of seasoned professionals who perform songs they love – free from any particular style or genre.

A CCAS show can easily feature a Hank Williams tune back to back with an obscure Latin rock instrumental followed by a popular jazz standard. It all works when you have a group of talented musicians who have joined forces to present an eclectic selection of songs that have been influential in their personal development as musicians and represent a vast array of great songwriters.

The five-piece band comes from a variety of backgrounds, both geographically and experientially, and no matter what genre they perform, they bring their best. The toughest question that a CCAS band member can take is “what kind of music do you guys play?” but the easy answer usually includes “there’s always something for everyone.”

Reptile Ramble

10 am – 1 pm | Overlook

Come see some native (and maybe some non-native!) reptiles up close! You might see a tortoise, a gopher snake, or even a king snake!


10 am – 1 pm | Location TBA

Get your face painted at one of two face-painting stations!

Desert Discovery Days

10 am – 1 pm | Children’s Garden

Join us as we get in touch with nature and make some desert discoveries!

Concessions Menu

from the Garden Bistro


Red Chile Chicken Street Taco | $6
Red Chile Chicken, Poblano Crema, House Salsa and Pickled Jalapeños with Choice of Flour or Corn Tortillas

Tacos Al Pastor | $6
Shredded Adobada Marinated Pork, Sliced Radish, House Salsa and Pickled Jalapeños with choice of Flour or Corn Tortillas

Veggie Tacos (Vegan) | $6
Calabacitas, Dried Sweet Corn, House Salsa, Pickled Jalapeños with Choice of Flour or Corn Tortillas

Grilled Cheese (Vegetarian) | $6

Quesadilla (Vegetarian) | $8
Green Chile and Cheese

Street Corn – (Vegetarian) | $6
Off the cob griddled corn, mayo, cotija cheese, scallion, cilantro, tajin and tortilla chips

Tajin Fruit Cocktail (Vegan) | $6
Fresh fruits and melons tossed in Tajin

Churros with Chocolate Sauce (Vegetarian) | $5


Prickly Pear Margarita | $12

Red Or White Wine | $10

Hard Seltzer | $7

Local Beer | $7

Prickly Pear Lemonade | $6

Bottled Water | $4

Maya Iced Tea | $4

Assorted Soda | $4

Learn About Tohono Chul

Tohono Chul is making it easy for people to engage with our mission and contribute to our community by setting up tables that will showcase various ways individuals can get involved with our organization. The tables will cover topics such as the Wilson Legacy Society, Membership, Propagation, the Plant Inventory Project, Volunteering Opportunities, Becoming a Docent, Public and Private Events, Marketing, Arts & Engagement, Desert Discovery Days, and Eco-Carts.

Tohono Chul hace lo posible para que las personas se comprometan con nuestra misión y contribuyan a nuestra comunidad mediante el montaje de mesas que mostrarán diversas maneras en que las personas pueden colaborar con nuestra organización. Las mesas abordarán temas como el legado de Wilson y la Sociedad de las Naciones, afiliación, propagación, oportunidades de voluntariado, cómo convertirse en docente, eventos públicos y privados, marketing, arte y compromiso, jornadas de “Descubrimiento del desierto” y vehículos ecológicos.

Community Partners

Corporate Members

Learn from some of our amazing Corporate Members at their Members’ Reception tables!

Socios corporativos (Obtenga información sobre algunos de nuestros maravillosos socios corporativos en sus respectivas mesas de recepción de socios)