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May 2020

Felt Succulent Garden (take-home kit & tutorial)

Saturday, May 30 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
$60 – $73
Felt Succulents

Calling all felt gardeners! Come learn to make an assortment of felt succulents and design your own succulent garden box, perfect for home, office, or faux-garden.

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June 2020

DIY Dish Garden for Dads & Grads (kit, video & webinar)

Saturday, June 6 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
$40 – $70

Just in time for your favorite grad, Father's Day, or your family/neighbor that helped you get through the pandemic!   Learn the basics of making a dish garden and come away with a beautiful gift to give to someone you love.

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(webinar for kids) Can you SEED it?

Wednesday, June 10 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
$10 – $15

In the first webinar for kids, it is all about seeds; the smallest, the oldest, the biggest, and how a seed develops when you plant it.

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Succulent Propagation for Beginners (video & webinar)

Wednesday, June 10 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
$25 – $30

Join us for a virtual workshop with Walker Young, Assistant Curator, and learn how to properly take cuttings and propagate with leaves.

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(webinar) Curator’s Highlight- Barrel Cacti

Saturday, June 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$10 – $15

Learn all about the barrel cacti, one of the most charismatic and iconic groups in the Cactus Family; they are featured prominently in the plantings at the Ruth Bancroft Garden.

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(webinar) Basic Design Principles- Planting Summer Texture (Part 1- Plant Highlights)

Saturday, June 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$10 – $15

The heat of the summer provides the perfect environment to plant some bold texture!  Join Cricket Riley to learn about the common and more unusual varieties and how to incorporate them in a range of garden styles.

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(webinar) Basic Design Principles- Planting Summer Texture (Part 2- Care & Maintenance)

Saturday, June 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$10 – $15

Taking care of prickly plants can be daunting.  Join Cricket Riley to learn about common pests, pruning techniques, fertilization, watering and other considerations for the agaves, cacti and yucca in your garden.

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July 2020

(video & webinar) Soil Basics

Wednesday, July 8 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
$20 – $25

Join Walker Young for a virtual lecture to learn about the content of soil, our recommendations for the perfect ratio of materials, and the care that your soil needs in order to keep your plants healthy and happy. 

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(webinar) Curator’s Highlight- Agave (subenus Agave)

Saturday, July 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$10 – $15

Join Brian Kemble for this Agave webinar focusing on the subgenus Agave.  Many of the photos feature plants at the Ruth Bancroft Garden, as well as spectacular photos of plants in habitat taken over many years on many different trips.

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(webinar) Basic Design Principles- Color Theory

Saturday, July 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$10 – $15

Bringing color to your garden isn’t just about blooms.  Combining plants that compliment and play off each other brings energy and interest to your garden year-round.  Learn about general color theory basics, look at examples of color theory in practice and about some great water-wise plant combinations. 

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