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September 2019

Art in the Yard 2019

Saturday, September 21 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Art in the Yard 2019

Art in the Yard, is a day of fun with fabulous art and crafts for sale along with good food, drinks, music, raffles and more, all in the beautiful setting of the Garden.

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Autumn Watercolor Workshop

Friday, September 27 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until Friday, September 27, 2019

$80 – $90
Top view of an artist painting an agave watercolor.

Learn the basic techniques of watercolor in the beautiful autumn setting of the Ruth Bancroft Garden with Wendy Soneson.

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Great Gatsby Garden Gala 2019

Saturday, September 28 @ 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Great Gatsby Garden Gala 2019 Save the Date

You're invited to step back in time to an era when the flappers and dappers knew where to find the best party in town.  Join us for a 1920s inspired evening supporting the Garden and celebrating our own new era with the Coit Family Visitor and Education Center. Speakeasy Cocktail Party & Silent Auction: 4:30 - 6:30pm The evening begins with a Speakeasy Cocktail Party outside on the Plaza where the bootlegged libations will flow, the jazz ensemble will get…

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October 2019

Garden iPhoneography

Saturday, October 5 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
$15 – $20 1 ticket left

Join professional photographers, John Ricca and Don Mohr, to learn how to take your smart phone photography skills to the next level in a beautiful garden setting.

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Introduction to ikebana (Japanese flower arrangement)

Saturday, October 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$65 – $75 11 tickets left

Learn about the history and different forms of ikebana (Japanese flower arrangement) with Suiei Sensei. After a demo, participants will make their own arrangement.

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Block Prints with Botanical Inks

Saturday, October 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$65 – $75 1 ticket left

Join Judi Pettite for a  hands-on workshop for all levels using locally harvested plants, including aloe and opuntia cactus, for a water-based printing ink.

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Garden Tour- Ethnobotany (Members Only)

Friday, October 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free 2 tickets left

Join Ersten Imaoka, long-time RBG docent, for a fascinating garden walk and learn about the practical uses of plants found in the Ruth Bancroft Garden.

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Junior Botanist- Prickly Pear Fruit Tasting

Saturday, October 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$5 10 tickets left
prickly-pear-fruit-on-plate Jr Bot

For the month of October, our topic is ethnobotany and Junior Botanists will learn about Opuntia and taste different species of prickly pear fruit.

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Fruit Tasting Tour (morning)

Saturday, October 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
$30 – $35 Sold out

Join us for a garden tour where you'll get a taste of the variety of cactus fruits, palm fruits, and other delectable items harvested from the Garden.

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Growl-O-Ween 2019

Saturday, October 19 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Growl-o-ween at the Ruth Bancroft Garden is the ultimate Halloween PAW-ty for dogs and their human friends! Dress your dog up and come down for some fun with your favorite four-legged friends at the Garden.  Costume contests, treats for tricks,  decorated "selfie spots" and more!  Additional details to follow. Free event on the Visitor Center Plaza - general admission fees for Garden entry apply. Kids and adults are also encouraged to dress up. Pet costume contest entry is free. Winner…

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