Join us for in-depth plant identification classes November 2015 through April 2016. These classes focus on identifying the plants of The Ruth Bancroft Garden and will highlight a number of plants within each of the plant families showcased in the Garden’s collection.
Interested in sharing what you learn with the public? Become a Docent! Docents will receive a break on the price for the entire series and will have an additional hour of instruction each session focused on leading groups through the garden.
Being a docent is very rewarding and it helps you to remember what you learn in our classes. Contact our Education Director if you are interested or if you have any questions!
November 21, 2015: Agavaceae Lecture
December 5, 2015: Asphodelaceae Lecture
December 19, 2015: History of the Garden and Human Uses of Plants Lecture
January 9, 2016: Ruth Bancroft Garden Trees and Shrubs
January 23, 2016: Plant Family Crassulaceae and Introduction to Cycads
February 6, 2016: Plant Familiy Nolinaceae and Other Garden Favorites Lecture
February 20, 2016: Plant Families Bromeliaceae & Aizoaceae Lecture
March 5, 2016: California Native Plants, Australian Plants, and Proteaceae Lecture
March 19, 2016: Plant Family Cactaceae and Euphorbiaceae Lecture
April2, 2016: Graduation Tours *10am start
Docent Training Program fees: $150 General Admission, $100 Ruth Bancroft Garden Member. Please call the office to register at (925)944-9352.
Docents Leading Tours in the Garden