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Garden Buds – May Program

Wednesday, May 1 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am

$45.00 – $70.00

Wednesdays in May from 10-10:45AM

Do you have a child 18-36 months old? Are you looking for children’s activities in the East Bay area? Garden Buds is a 4-week long program where your child will meet the same friends each week. It is an opportunity to practice social skills in an outdoor setting while developing an interest in nature with hands-on activities. The classes will only use sustainable and natural materials for all craft activities. The program will provide early education in basic plant knowledge, hands-on plant based activities and seasonal experiences exclusive to the Ruth Bancroft Garden.

In May, our Garden Buds will be learning about the cacti in the Garden and desert micro-climates.The Ruth Bancroft Garden is famous for its cacti collection. In May the Garden Buds will be looking at these fascinating plants. Garden Buds will explore and work with natural found plant materials. Sessions will include garden walks, songs, book reading, crafts and more!

The price is per child per event series – the May series has 4 classes:

May 1st | 10AM – All About Cacti

A cactus has the same parts as other plants… almost. The Garden Buds will get acquainted and then compare and see what is different and what is the same.

May 8th | 10AM – Animals!

We will look at desert animals and see if any can also be found in the Garden.

May 15th | 10AM – This Rocks!

Sand and rocks are important features of the desert. The Buds will make a rock garden.

May 22nd | Summer Party

The Buds will celebrate the start of summer with a party in the Garden.


One caregiver can accompany per child. If siblings, one caregiver can attend with two children. The price is per child. The non-member price includes admission to the Garden for 1 caregiver on class dates.


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Wednesday, May 1
10:00 am - 10:45 am
$45.00 – $70.00
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The Ruth Bancroft Garden
(925) 944-9352
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The Ruth Bancroft Garden
1552 Bancroft Road
Walnut Creek, CA 94598 United States
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(925) 944-9352