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April 2021

Lilliputian Gardens Tour & Wine Reception with Garden Curators (Sat. 4/3, 2021)

Saturday, April 3 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
$125
Garden tour

POSTPONED UNTIL THE FALL OF 2021 DUE TO COVID-19. 
Join RBG curator's Brian and Walker on this exclusive garden tour of four East Bay gardens that amaze the visitor with the intricacy of their plantings and the complexity of their design in a small space.. This garden tour will focus on four such “Lilliputian” gardens in the East Bay, gardens with a lot of stories to tell on a miniature scale.

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(Webinar) Proteaceae & Pals

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

Join Troy McGregor, owner of Gondwana Flora and Waltzing Matilija  for a webinar about plants in the Proteaceae family.

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(Webinar) Mid-size Shrubs in Dry Gardens

Saturday, April 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$15 – $20

Learn how to incorporate mid-size shrubs (herbaceous and woody plants) into a dry garden landscape with Cricket Riley, in-house Landscape Designer.

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2021 Water-wise Garden Tour

Saturday, April 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free

Take a self-guided tour of nine area gardens that showcase the beauty and diversity that water-wise gardens can offer homeowners. This self-guided tour will let you see lawn-to-garden conversion projects up close and talk to the homeowners about the process, their plant choices, and overall experiences.

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May 2021

(Webinar) Site Analysis & Design Development – Overview (part 1/3)

Saturday, May 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$15 – $20

When starting a new landscape design there are many things to consider. What is the exposure of the site, how big is it, and how do you want to utilize the garden space? We will look at the how to evaluate and record the conditions of the site and the desires of the clients. 

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(Webinar) Site Analysis & Design Development – Layout (part 2/3)

Saturday, May 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$15 – $20

What shape should your garden take? Learn about different garden layouts, flow and access as well as other factors to consider when creating or redesigning the overall structure of your new garden.

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(Webinar) Site Analysis & Design Development – Choosing a Plant Palette (part 3/3)

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

There are many factors to consider when selecting your plant palette. We will look at color theory, texture and how specific plants can clearly communicate specific garden styles.

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Ikebana (Japanese floral art) Workshop

Saturday, May 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$80 – $90

Join Sharon Suimei Doi, an ArtScapes exhibitor, for a hands-on ikebana (Japanese floral arrangement) influenced succulent arrangement workshop.

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Garden iPhoneography Workshop

Saturday, May 29 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
$30 – $40

Take your iPhone (or Android) to the next level and elevate your smartphone skills by exploring the powerful photography abilities in the colorful spring setting of the Garden in this two-part workshop.

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June 2021

(Webinar) Focal Point Plants in Dry Gardens

Wednesday, June 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$15 – $20

Focal point plants sets the tone for the entire design and helps determine all the other plantings.  Learn how to select focal point plants for both aesthetics and conditions during the planning and planting process.

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