The Tucson Botanical Gardens is raising money to move and expand its children’s garden, with hopes of completing it by late next spring.
The Tucson Botanical Gardens holds an array of unusual plants along its paths. Maybe you'll see this
A cholla cactus is a reminder of our particular ecosystem - the Sonoran Desert. Desert plants are set in natural tableaus at the gardens.
A bee zeroes in on some vital stuff inside a welcoming
A ramada casts symmetrical, undulating shadows on a tall agave. The Tucson Botanical Gardens opens earlier in the summer so visitors can beat the heat - it's open 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily through Aug. 31.
A yoga class unfolds in one of the Tucson Botanical Gardens' rooms. Laura Greenlaw, left, leads the class, which is offered four Thursdays each month. Classes run until the end of August.
Butterfly curator Elizabeth Willott hangs paper cranes made by the Tucson Origami Society in conjunction with garden volunteers.
This is Tucson, so you don't have to look too far to find a lizard friend, like the one at right, clinging to a trunk.
Jack Porrino takes a look at his daughter Gianna's finished birdseed creation, one of the activities at the second annual Flock Party at the Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. The party was last Saturday. Gianna, 3, made the feeder by dragging a peanut-butter-covered pine cone t…
Artist Susan Libby helps Gianna Buxenbaum, 6, find the right spot on a canvas to paint a birdhouse door. The gardens has special and ongoing events year-round; go online to tucsonbotanical.org for details.
The bird-themed Flock Party included the showing of "Bubba," a 13-year-old great horned owl. Joan Cass, director of education at the Tucson Wildlife Center, had him at hand.
A handful of the dozens of stacked stone formations left by Harrison Yocum in the home now owned by Spencer Smith and his wife, Katheryn.
Spencer Smith, right, and his brother, Steven, spent nearly a year remodeling the original home of Harrison Yocum. Reroofing the house was just one of the projects they tackled.
This was how Harrison Yocum's yard looked when he lived there.
The walls of a mid-1970s addition are made of dozens of varieties of natural stone and minerals.
Spencer Smith had to remove part of the home's roof as part of the remodel. He was able to save the colorful tile floor.
The home's future master bedroom and den show progress with a new roof. Spencer Smith and his brother, Steven, spent most every weekend working on the home.