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October 2018

Annual Dinner

Saturday, October 27 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Concord Hilton, 1970 Diamond Blvd
Concord, CA 94520 United States
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Yellow text which says A magical evening is above a circular graphic of a hand holding a black hat waving a magic wand over a cactus

A night of magic in support of The Ruth Bancroft Garden. The Annual Member & Friends Dinner offers a chance to celebrate the Garden while enjoying entertainment, dinner, drinks, live and silent auctions, raffles, and more!

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November 2018

Watercolor: The Many Colors of Succulents (3-part series)

Thursday, November 1 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, November 15, 2018

$70 – $80 4 tickets left
watercolor painting with vibrant white cactus flowers

Master the basic techniques of watercolor in the beautiful autumn setting of the Ruth Bancroft Garden with Wendy Soneson. You will learn the four paper uses, three brush techniques, and choosing correct materials in this outdoor class.

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Metallic Leaf Art

Saturday, November 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
$50 – $60 15 tickets left

Capture the essence of your favorite plants in this fun metal art class. Learn how to create stunning botanical embellishments that will liven any room or patio. Plant materials from the Garden to create a beautiful 16 x 20” art piece to take home. The process is easy and will be something you’ll enjoy doing again in the future. You’re welcome to bring in your own plant materials- leaves are preferred, but avoid bringing in anything thick or with a…

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Docent Training Program Kicks Off

Saturday, November 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
a group of white people taking notes and listening to curator talk about succulents and cactus at the Ruth Bancroft Garden

Docent Training consists of 10 Saturday morning classes where you will learn the history of the Garden, gain interpretive skills, learn basic botany, develop dry-gardening skills, and build a solid knowledge base of the many species of drought-tolerant plants in RBG’s collection.

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DIY Succulent Gravy Boat Garden

Saturday, November 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$25 – $30 8 tickets left

Grace your Thanksgiving table with a one-of-a-kind succulent gravy boat garden! Learn the basics of creating and caring for a succulent dish garden.

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Demo: How to drill a drainage hole in a ceramic pot (members only)

Saturday, November 10 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Free 27 tickets left

Learn how to drill a drainage hole in a ceramic pot to allow for proper drainage which will keep your succulents healthy and happy.

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December 2018

Houseplants 101 (Members Only)

Saturday, December 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free 26 tickets left
pale creamy green leaves of sansevieria moonshine at ruth bancroft garden

Houseplants add beauty and functionality to the home with their vibrant colors and air purifying abilities. Join us for a discussion on growing and caring for these special plants.

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DIY Creative Succulent Series: Holiday Succulent Pine Cones

Saturday, December 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$35 – $40 10 tickets left

Create three beautiful hanging ornaments and/or tabletop accessories with pine cones, succulents and dried plant material foraged from the Garden.

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DIY Creative Succulent Series: Holiday Succulent Centerpiece

Saturday, December 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$45 – $50 5 tickets left

Create a gorgeous focal point for your holiday gatherings and family dinners- a succulent centerpiece!

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