Sales & Special Events

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Special Events

Tohono Chul hosts a variety of special events through the year. From the ever popular Holiday Nights to the quintessential Bloom Night there is always something going on. Below is a list of some of our upcoming events.

Southern Arizona Clay Artists Ceramic Sale

Friday – Saturday | February 22 & 23 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Free Admission During the Sale

Over 30 ceramic artists from Southern Arizona Clay Artists offer gallery quality functional and decorative ceramics on Tohono Chul’s gardens. Free admission during the sale.


Plan Your Estate Seminars

Wednesday | February 27
Wednesday | March 13
Friday | April 5

9am-12pm | Wilson Room | Free

Join us in the Wilson Room for a free seminar with local estate planners to learn how to preserve your legacy when planning your estate. Enjoy complimentary refreshments courtesy of the Garden Bistro in this 3-hour seminar. Sign up by emailing or by calling Angela Whitsell at 520-742-6455×243

February 27 Guest Attorney
Jacquelyne Mingle of Fleming & Curti PLC

Jacque arrived in Tucson in August 2009 to attend law school at the U of A, where she and Fleming & Curti attorney Elizabeth Rollings Friman were classmates. She graduated cum laude from U of A law in 2012 and worked at another Tucson law firm before deciding she wanted to join the Fleming & Curti team.

Read more about Jacque here.

Sundays in the Garden: Spring Series

Sundays | March – April | 1:30 – 3 p.m.
Performance Garden | Free with Admission

Join us Sundays this March and April in the Performance Garden. Treat yourself to a wonderful afternoon outdoors, sipping wine, and listening to live music. Seating is limited, so please arrive early. The concert series is brought you in part by the Tucson Guitar Society.

Mexican Crafts Sale

Friday – Sunday | March 8 – 10 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Lomaki House | Free Admission During the Sale

Featuring colorful Oaxacan wood carvings, Mata Ortiz pottery, and handwoven Zapotec Wool rugs.

Spring Plant Sale

Members’ Preview: Wednesday | March 20 | 12 – 6 p.m.

General Public:
Saturday | March 23 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday | March 24 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Whether you’re potting them or planting in the ground, the selection of over 1,200 species of native vegetation is diverse and includes plants that cannot be found anywhere else. Choose from a selection of blooming vegetation to attract such local fauna as butterflies and hummingbirds. The plant sale is located on the east side of the grounds in the Propagation Area at 7211 N. Northern Avenue, which is the first street just west of the Ina and Oracle intersection.

Stories in the Garden

Tuesdays | 10 a.m. | Children’s Ramada

Join us for traditional and original stories about the desert and its creatures under the Children’s Ramada. Free with admission. 


Butterflies of Tohono Chul

October – April | Saturdays at 11 a.m & Sundays at 1 p.m.
May – September | Saturdays & Sundays at 10 a.m

Nature lovers, shutterbugs and bug lovers will get an in-depth glimpse of some of the most engaging creatures in the Sonoran Desert, butterflies! Free with admission.


Reptile Ramble

March – May & Sept. – Nov. | Fridays at 10 a.m. | Overlook

Learn to identify resident reptiles and find the answer to the age-old question, “Why do lizards do push-ups?” Be prepared to get to know some friendly, non-venomous snakes, and perhaps a lizard or tortoise or two. We’ll even introduce you to a few venomous reptiles as well, like a rattlesnake and maybe a Gila monster, all to illustrate how we can learn to live together in the desert. Free with admission.

Birds of Prey – Night & Day

October-December, February-April | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
2nd & 4th Wednesdays | Children’s Ramada

Naturalist and wildlife rehabilitator Kathie Schroeder rejoins us with her Harris’ Hawk buddy Sueño and two new friends Poppy, the Western Screech Owl, and Banshee, the Barn Owl. Discover the different habits of birds of prey who hunt by night or by day, and get to know a collection of the most unflappable birds in town. Free with admission.