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July 2021

(Webinar) Groundcovers & Vines in Dry Gardens

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

Layering a garden with groundcovers and vines can help highlight hardscapes and focal plants as well as providing a practical element of weed and erosion control.  Learn how to incorporate a variety of groundcovers and vines into a dry garden landscape.

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(Webinar) Essential Agave & Friends in Dry Gardens

Saturday, July 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$15 – $20

With bold, eye-catching features, agaves and similar plants (like yuccas and Bromeliaceae plants) can be a wonderful addition in dry garden designs, whether as an accent or companion plant.

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(Webinar) Dry Garden Installation

Wednesday, July 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$15 – $20

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 further instructions from the Program Director prior to the workshop date. Registration will close on 28 July 2021 at 8am.  This class is part of the Dry Garden Design Certificate program series and is a Required Course.   A garden's success is highly dependent on certain foundational elements. Learn how to properly prepare the soil,…

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(Webinar) Fearless Gardening- Author Talk

Saturday, July 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$12 – $17

Too often gardening advice comes in the form of rules: do this, don't do that, plant this, don't plant that. This can stifle creativity, resulting in gardens that feel impersonal and generic. With Fearless Gardening, Loree Bohl—founder of the popular blog danger garden—has written a call to arms; urging gardeners to be bold, break the rules and grow what they love.

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August 2021

(Webinar) Dry Garden Care & Maintenance

Wednesday, August 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$15 – $20

Join Cricket Riley, in-house Landscape Designer, for a lecture on how to properly care for your dry garden landscape.  She will cover basic pruning, fertilization, and common pest control techniques.

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(Webinar) Gardening for Pollinators

Saturday, August 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$15 – $20

Our pollinators are in decline but there is hope. There is much that can be done in our own gardens that can help many declining species. Join Kim Young, ambassador from Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, for a lecture about our pollinators and the importance of what we can do to sustain their survival.

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(Webinar) Essential Trees & Palms in Dry Gardens

Wednesday, August 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$15 – $20

Tree and palm selection sets the tone for the entire design and helps determine all the other plantings. Learn how to choose appropriate trees and palms for your dry garden landscape while taking into consideration design styles and garden conditions.

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(Webinar) Unveiling Ruth Bancroft’s Archives

Saturday, August 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$5 – $10

Join Susan V., docent and exhibit curator, for a special webinar where she will showcase photos of Ruth and the Garden as it evolved from 1972 to her 100th birthday in 2008.

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September 2021

(Webinar) History of the Ruth Bancroft Garden

Saturday, September 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$12 – $17

Learn how the Garden has evolved over time in this photo-centric historical presentation, where the Curator will share images of the garden over the years including seldom-seen, early photos during its construction.  

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(Webinar) CA Natives in Dry Gardens

Wednesday, September 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$15 – $20

Learn the horticultural methods to incorporate accessible California native plants in your water-wise garden.

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