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Monsoon Madness Plant Sale

July 28, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - July 29, 2017 @ 8:00 am MST

Discover Peculiar Plants at Tohono Chul’s Monsoon Madness Plant Sale. The wet and wonderful monsoon season brings you more than just rain as Tohono Chul hosts local growers and nationally-renowned plant experts with their specially-selected inventory at this Tucson tradition. The annual sale is for more than just plant nerds, anyone can come on down to buy the weird and wondrous and learn plant care from the professionals. With a variety of shrubs, succulents, and cacti from the bizarre and edible to the showy and tricky, you are bound to bring home a peculiar plant. Eighteen talented vendors are slated to attend Monsoon Madness from 3 to 7 p.m. on Friday, July 28 and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 29. A special bonus is free admission to the gardens during the event, so you can view all the other native species in the Tohono Chul collection.

Plant Vendors:
· Bruce Weber
· Botanicals in Clay
· Civano Nursery
· Dave Palzkill
· Desert Natives
· Doug Bullock
· John Carreon
· Landscape Cacti
· Mary & Anthon Ellert
· Mike Ellis
· Nighthawk Natives Nursery
· Oaks of the Wild West
· Sharon Otstot
· Plantas del Sol
· Pots for Plants
· Steve Martinez
· Sticky Situation
· Tuff Plants

There is a lot of discussion about reduced water use and while water conservation is good it is not to be construed with “don’t plant anything”. There are a lot of wonderful plants that are very low water use and still put on quite a show. Trees provide shade, which makes our environment more enjoyable, while cacti provide beautiful colors and amazing textures. Drought tolerant shrubs provide screening and habitat for wildlife which is always a treat to watch.

Tohono Chul is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to enrich people’s lives by connecting them with the wonders of nature, art, and culture in the Sonoran Desert region and inspiring wise stewardship of the natural world. For more information visit or call 520-742-6455.


July 28, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
July 29, 2017 @ 8:00 am
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Tohono Chul Park
7366 N. Paseo del Norte
Tucson, AZ United States
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