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December 2020

(Webinar) Going Gondwanan- Aussie & S. African Plants in Your Garden

Saturday, December 12, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$10 – $15

Let's discover some of the best plants from the summer dry regions south of the Equator. Australia and South Africa are biodiversity ht spots with arguably the most unusual and garden-worthy plants on the planet. This presentation will focus on the tried and true performers, the new releases and some rarities that have excelled at the Ruth Bancroft Garden.

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(Video & Kit) Holiday Dish Garden

Friday, December 18, 2020
$40 – $45

Just in time for the holidays!   Learn the basics of making a festive dish garden and come away with a beautiful gift to give to someone you love (or keep one for yourself).  In addition to a complete dish garden kit that you will pick up at the Nursery, access a prerecorded virtual tutorial where we show you step-by-step how to assemble your dish garden.  Planting and learning from the comfort (and safety) of your home…it’s the best of both…

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(Webinar) An Engineers’ Approach to Houseplant Care

Saturday, December 19, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$10 – $15

If you follow traditional houseplant advice, you'll be left with disappointment because your plant is no longer "perfect".  This lecture will break down the barriers to true, long-lasting enjoyment of houseplants - when you understand how plants work, you can gain a deeper appreciation for their character and more acceptance of how they'll grow.

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(video & kit) Felt Succulent & Flower Wreath

Thursday, December 24, 2020
$75 – $85

Calling all felt gardeners! In this virtual workshop with take-home kit, learn to make an assortment of felt succulents and flowers and design your own garden wreath. You’ll learn felt plant construction basics to create your favorite succulents and flowers, and we will bring in inspiration from the Garden to create your one of a kind piece.

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January 2021

(Webinar) “Travels with Brian & Walker- Mojave Desert”

Wednesday, January 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
$12 – $17
mojave desert cactus

2020 was not a great travel year, but Brian Kemble (Curator) and Walker Young (Assistant Curator) managed to get in one expedition to the Mojave Desert in February, before the pandemic lock-downs put a crimp on travel plans. Join them for a live webinar filled with an amazing collection of travel photos from their trip.

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(Webinar) “Curator’s Highlight- Mesembs”

Saturday, January 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$12 – $17
mesembs flowers

Plants in the Aizoaceae are often called “mesembs”, and this derives from the old family name Mesembryanthemaceae. The mesembs are well known for their dazzling flowers and also for how cryptic they can be when not in flower, since some of them can mimic the stones among which they grow. Join Brian Kemble for a photo-packed lecture to look at over 100 species and cultivars belonging to 42 genera.

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February 2021

(Video & Kit) Valentine’s Dish Garden

Saturday, February 13
$35 – $40
Valentine's Day Dish garden kit

Learn the basics of making a lovely dish garden and come away with a beautiful gift to give to someone you love (or keep one for yourself).

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(Webinar) Growing Weed in the Garden

Saturday, February 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$15 – $55

Learn how to grow your own garden full of relaxation from an expert in the field! From the former garden editor of Sunset Magazine, Johanna Silver, "Growing Weed in the Garden" brings cannabis out of the dark, into the sunlight.

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

Saturday, February 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$12 – $17

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 presented by Brian Kemble (Curator) will focus on those from the winter-rainfall region.

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(Webinar) Gardening in Summer-Dry Climates

Saturday, February 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$12 – $17

Join photographer Saxon Holt for a preview of his new publication as he explains how plants adapt to the climate and how topography and climate relate. 

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