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(Webinar) Focal Point Plants in Dry Gardens

Thursday, April 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

$15.00 – $25.00

When planning or planting a garden the first thing to consider are focal point plants: bold, dramatic specimens that draw the eye and anchor the composition.  Focal point plants are one of the factors that sets the tone for the entire design and helps determine the other companion plantings.  In this workshop, we will look at how to select these special plants for both aesthetics and conditions.  We will also look at a wide range of drought tolerant focal point plants that are commonly available.  In this presentation, the first portion will be presented by Brian Kemble, Curator, who will talk about successful focal point plants in the Ruth Bancroft Garden.  The second portion will feature Cricket Riley, Landscape Designer, who will talk about how to incorporate these dramatic specimens into a successful garden design.

Please note that this will be a live, webinar workshop (offered via Zoom) and not a lecture at the Garden. After registration (see below), you will receive instructions and a Zoom link from the Program Director one day prior to the lecture. Registration will close on 14 April 2022 at 8am.  This class is part of the Dry Garden Design Certificate Program series.

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.  The webinar will be recorded and all registrants will receive a recording link via email 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 $15 (members)/$25 (non-members).


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Thursday, April 14
10:00 am - 11:00 am
$15.00 – $25.00
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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.