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  Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society

Monthly Meeting

  • November 03, 2022
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Sky Islands Public High School

"By Bike & By Boot"

Landscape Design Lessons from Saguaro National Park

Presented by Scott Calhoun
Zona Gardens -


For over 25 years, desert landscape designer and author Scott Calhoun has visited Saguaro National Park at least once a week. Calhoun has been in the park in every season--after monsoon storms when grama grasses made the landscape look like Ireland with cactus—and during winter storms when the landscape was white and the barrel cactus were capped with snow. Even after all these years circumnavigating the same course, his loops haven’t become routine; the Park never fails to kindle astonishment. Join Scott as he shares images and stories of the plant combinations and lessons he has learned in the park.  

Scott Calhoun loves wildflowers, spiny plants, tacos, and rocks. He spends as much time as possible deep in the Mexican backcountry searching for new plants and eating local specialties. He has gardened in the American Southwest for over 20 years and is the author and photographer of six books about the region. Scott’s work has been featured in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. He writes a monthly column for Sunset magazine and freelances for numerous publications. Scott runs Zona Gardens, a design studio based in Tucson, Arizona. He designs, writes, and lectures throughout the United States.


If you have been fully vaccinated for Covid-19 you are welcome to come and join us for this excellent in person presentation (masks will be highly encouraged but not required). This meeting will also be a Zoom program and will be an important educational and informational event you must see. Also, if using Zoom, be sure to log in to win a $25.00 gift certificate from TCSS or choose a copy of the new 3rd edition of the Field Guide to Cacti & Other Succulents of Arizona. Plant give aways will take place at the in person meeting but that portion of the program, because of the recording, will not appear on Zoom. When leaving the live in person meeting, please enjoy excellent refreshments provided by our member volunteers and also, everyone can get a free plant offered to you by the TCSS.

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Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society

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