Tucson Metro Chamber
Tucson Botanical Gardens’ Barrio Garden Highlighted in Our Nation’s Capital.
January 31, 2019
Tucson, AZ – The Tucson Botanical Gardens (TBG) has been selected to replicate their beloved Barrio Garden, and the rich local heritage it represents, at the front steps of the United States Botanic Garden in Washington DC. June – October 2019.
In late 2018, a call was sent out to all botanical gardens throughout the country to create and install a garden at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington DC with the theme: Gardens Grow Diversity. The Tucson Botanical Gardens were selected as one of only 14 public gardens, to share Tucson’s own Barrio culture with the millions of guests who enjoy Washington DC over the summer. Michelle Conklin, Executive Director of TBG states, “This is an amazing opportunity for our garden to be selected for such an honor. With the generosity of the community, we hope to represent Tucson in a way that makes everyone proud.”
In order to make this possible, community support is needed. To learn more about this accomplishment and to help send the Gardens to Washington DC, please visit mightycause.com/story/TBGtoDC.