Tucson Botanical Gardens’ and the City of Tucson Celebrate National Public Gardens Week.

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May 09, 2019
Tucson, AZ – The Tucson Botanical Gardens (TBG), along with the City of Tucson will recognize May 13-19, 2019, National Public Gardens Week (NPGW). The purpose of NPGW to drive local and national exposure to the importance of building vibrant, relevant gardens committed to community enrichment and environmental responsibility through community engagement, sustainable practices and conservation. Throughout the week, many of our nation's public gardens will emphasize their importance and impact as community resources and catalysts for change and resilience by encouraging the general public to visit, engage, donate, and/or volunteer.
 
In honor of this week, Mayor Rothschild has ordered the lights that brighten the exterior of the top floor of City Hall be changed to green instead of the traditional white. The Tucson Botanical Gardens will be celebrating by offering free admission to the Gardens on Friday, May 10.
 
Michelle Conklin, Executive Director says, “We are extremely grateful for the support and recognition from the City of Tucson.  Public gardens provide a sense of place for visitors and valuable greenspace as a place respite and beauty in cities everywhere.”
About the Gardens
Located on the site of the historic Porter property, the Canadian Garden Council named the Tucson Botanical Gardens one of the “Top 10 North American Gardens Worth Travelling For.”  Among mature trees and expertly cultivated foliage, specialty gardens such as the Barrio Garden, and a magical butterfly exhibit that’s home to over 400 butterflies from 11 exotic countries highlight the diversity of native plants while offering a lush oasis in the heart of Tucson. Learn more at www.tucsonbotanical.org.