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(Webinar) “Curator’s Highlight- Winter-rainfall Aloes”

Saturday, February 20, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

$12.00 – $17.00

Please note that this will be a live, webinar workshop and not a lecture at the garden. After registration (see below), you will receiver further instructions from the Program Coordinator prior to the workshop date. Registration will close on 20 February 2021 at 8am.

Aloes occur along the length of the African continent, as well as to the north in Arabia and to the east in Madagascar, but the majority of those grown in California come from South Africa. These are found throughout the country, but this webinar will focus on those from the winter-rainfall region, in the western part of the country (the winter-rainfall area extends also into the southwestern corner of neighboring Namibia). Join Brian Kemble, Curator, to learn about some of these plants that have long been grown in California gardens, including Aloe distans (the “jeweled aloe”) and Aloe plicatilis (the “fan aloe”), which makes sense because of the climatic similarity between western South Africa and California. Others are more recent introductions into horticulture, like Aloe buhrii, but are rapidly gaining popularity here.

Participation in this online course requires that you use the free Zoom video conferencing service. Click here for a tutorial on how to join a Zoom meeting and much more.

How it works: Register one person with one email at a time. If you would like to register multiple people, please register them each separately with separate emails. Registered attendees will receive a Zoom link by email from the Education Director one day prior to the lecture.  Simply click the link at the webinar start time to join!  The webinar will be recorded and all registrants will receive the recording within one business day.  Once the recording is sent, you will have seven days to watch.  After that time, the recording will expire.  Access to the webinar recordings after the expiration date will be a charge of $12 (members)/$17 (non-members).


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Saturday, February 20, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
$12.00 – $17.00
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The Ruth Bancroft Garden
(925) 944-9352
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Cancellations up to 1-week prior to a class are subject to a 25% cancellation fee. Cancellations less than 1-week prior to a class are non-refundable. The Ruth Bancroft Garden does not issue credits for future classes.