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September 2018

Zen Arrangement of Flowers and Succulents

Saturday, September 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$90 – $100 14 tickets left

Learn how to weave leaves and make two Japanese ikebana influenced (Zen style) floral arrangements with succulents and seasonal flowers.

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Pocket Sketch On-The-Go

Wednesday, September 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, September 26, 2018

$100 – $110 9 tickets left
watercolor painting of a green round golden barrel cactus with yellow thorns

Learn an easy pen and watercolor sketch technique that is perfect for home or when you're traveling and on the go. Great for timid beginners or seasoned sketchers.

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Open Photography Session: First Light of Fall Equinox

Saturday, September 22 @ 7:00 am - 9:30 am
$20 – $25 23 tickets left
a red narrow leafed plant glows in the sun at the Ruth Bancroft garden

Grab your camera for this exclusive opportunity to capture the first light of fall as it filters through the Garden. You'll get to photograph and explore the Garden before it opens up to the public. Early morning is a special time in the Garden- the plants glow in the sun and the quiet adds to the magic. Whether you like landscape shots, close-ups, or anything in between- this is a wonderful opportunity to capture the Garden's beauty. As a bonus,…

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Sumi-e: Japanese Brush Painting

Saturday, September 22 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
$90 – $100 12 tickets left
Painting of an aloe with black ink and orange flowers

Discover the ancient Japanese painting method using black ink to create calm yet striking masterpieces. Learn the essential brush strokes of sumi-e to create a work of art inspired by the Garden.

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Pine Needle Basketry

Saturday, September 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
$90 – $100 9 tickets left
brown and tan basket weaved by hand from pine needles

Learn the art of basketry. For this workshop, you'll use locally gathered pine needles and a tapestry needle and raffia to create a small, fragrant pine needle basket.

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October 2018

DIY Creative Succulent Series: Kokedama (Succulent Moss Ball)

Saturday, October 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$45 – $50 25 tickets left
balls twined together with rope and moss with green and blue succulent plants on top

Succulent moss balls are the perfect way to liven up a room, porch, or to give as a gift. Learn how to make your very own kokedama (moss ball) in this fun and easy-to-follow workshop.

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Mosaic Stepping Stone

Saturday, October 6 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
$85 – $90 14 tickets left
close-up of a beautiful and colorful mosaic tile for the Garden

Add beauty and flare to your garden or yard with a handmade mosaic stepping stone. Stepping stones make perfect focal points or thresholds in the garden.

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Fruit Tasting Tour

Saturday, October 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
$30 – $35 12 tickets left

Get a taste of the variety of cactus fruits, palm fruits, and other delectable items harvested from the Garden. Garden Curator, Brian Kemble, will lead this tour which highlights water wise plants that please the palette.

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Fruit Tasting Tour

Saturday, October 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
$30 – $35 12 tickets left

Get a taste of the variety of cactus fruits, palm fruits, and other delectable items harvested from the Garden. Garden Curator, Brian Kemble, will lead this tour which highlights water wise plants that please the palette.

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Caudiciform Plants

Saturday, October 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$15 – $20 25 tickets left

Learn how to grow and show fat plants! Caudiciform and pachycaul succulents are bizarre yet lovely plants known and loved for their fat stems/trunks.

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