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Agave Wonderland – Photo Exhibit- POSTPONED

Saturday, May 16, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


17 April 2020- This workshop has been postponed to a TBD date once the shelter-in-place ordinance is officially lifted.  Stay up-to-date with workshops and events by signing up for our newsletters.  Stay safe and be well!

We all know agaves as the bold, sculptural statement plants which created striking focal points in gardens. A closer look reveals a wealth of details that might be missed by the casual observer, such as twisting teeth along leaf margins or embossed impressions in their leaves. Agaves are monocarpic, which means that they only come into flower once at the end of their life, sending up a surprisingly large flower stalk when they do so. This brings with it a host of new visual treats, in the details of the stalk and its bract leaves as well as the colors taken on by some plants at the ends of their lives. This is a rabbit-hole that Curator Brian Kemble has gone down with abandon, bringing back some stunning images from the Agave Wonderland on the other side.

Brian has spent a lot of time seeking out agaves in habitat as well as in gardens, and he has taken many photos of them over the years. For this exhibit, he has selected pictures showcasing agaves as works of art.

Please note: Regular garden admission applies to view the exhibit.

For more info about a lecture and wine reception on 15 May 2020 (Friday at 5pm) for this special photo exhibit, go here.


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Saturday, May 16, 2020
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Ruth Bancroft Garden
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