2020 Speaking and Event Schedule

Tohono Chul Park

Behind Barrio Walls: Garden Designs Lessons from Tucson’s Oldest Neighborhoods

Saturday, February 22 | 10am | Ed. Ctr. #1

Behind the much-loved facades of historic homes in Tucson’s oldest neighborhoods, beguiling gardens are tucked away from public view. Over the last 15 years, author and landscape designer Scott Calhoun has worked to re-imagine over a dozen of these spaces. Join Calhoun for an armchair photographic tour of some of the Old Pueblo’s most intimate gardens, and learn how to incorporate charming elements from the barrio into your Tucson landscape.

The Traveler’s Garden: Durable, Trouble-free Design for Globetrotters

Saturday, March 7 | 10am | Ed. Ctr. #1

As we age, our priorities change; the gardens we planted in our 20s, 30s and 40s — perhaps a parade of colorful perennials needing regular watering, cutting back and fussing over — might begin to feel like a burden. A lot of us have places to go, children or grandchildren to visit, a birding trip in Mexico, a cycling tour through Italy or wine tasting in France. So how do we keep that Tucson backyard garden alive and vibrant? Join garden designer and author Scott Calhoun and discover the plants and garden furnishings that are durable enough to withstand multiple weeks of neglect. Through photos and plant lists, learn how to create a garden you can leave, and still want to come home to. This goes for part-time winter residents, too!