If you can fanagle Friday off work, it’s a fine time to enjoy the outdoors, thanks to National Public Gardens Day.
In celebration of botanical gardens, arboreta, conservatories, educational gardens and historical landscapes, many of the American Public Gardens Association’s 535 member institutions will mark May 9 with special events and activities — and free admission. Nearby Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park is taking part in the occasion.
Admission fees (usually $10 for adults and $5 for children) will be waived that day. For information and directions, call (520) 689-2811.