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October 2018

Annual Dinner

Saturday, October 27, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Concord Hilton, 1970 Diamond Blvd
Concord, CA 94520 United States
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Yellow text which says A magical evening is above a circular graphic of a hand holding a black hat waving a magic wand over a cactus

A night of magic in support of The Ruth Bancroft Garden. The Annual Member & Friends Dinner offers a chance to celebrate the Garden while enjoying entertainment, dinner, drinks, live and silent auctions, raffles, and more!

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November 2018

Docent Training Program Kicks Off

Saturday, November 10, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
a group of white people taking notes and listening to curator talk about succulents and cactus at the Ruth Bancroft Garden

Docent Training consists of 10 Saturday morning classes where you will learn the history of the Garden, gain interpretive skills, learn basic botany, develop dry-gardening skills, and build a solid knowledge base of the many species of drought-tolerant plants in RBG’s collection.

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Geologic Field Trip on Mt. Diablo

Saturday, November 10, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Stretch your legs on a geologic adventure in support of the Garden! Hike Mt. Diablo and view amazing rock formations with Martin Steinpress of Save Mount Diablo.

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February 2019

Private Planetarium Show at Chabot Space & Science Center

Friday, February 1, 2019 @ 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
starry dark red sky of the planetarium at chabot space and science center

Transport yourself through the night-sky and enjoy Chabot's popular, First Friday Nights! All proceeds of this exclusive experience support The Garden.

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May 2019

Vintage Tea Party

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Saturday, May 18, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
A table covered in fine silverware and tea pots stands in front of a lush green background of plants

Enjoy a tea party in a park-like backyard in Walnut Creek. Tea, sweets, and treats all in support of The Ruth Bancroft Garden!

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June 2019

Mar y Montañas

Saturday, June 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Ellen and Jorge Sanchez and Kristin and Dick Hansen for an evening of fine Spanish food, and pleasurable company in support of RBG.

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August 2019

Summer Backyard Folk Concert

Saturday, August 3, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
A garden is displayed on a stand in front of blooming plants in a garden.

Unwind in the beautiful backyard of Garden supporter Melissa and Elisabeth for their annual Summer Folk concert. Drinks, relaxed vibes, music, and fun all in support of The Ruth Bancroft Garden.

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October 2020

Exclusive Ms. DuMont’s Garden Tour – Shopping & Sipping & Nibbling (10/8/2020)

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Thursday, October 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ms DuMont's Garden Tour

Ms. DuMont is a master gardener and graphic designer who designs beautiful garden inspired accessories. Enjoy this exclusive opportunity to visit her private garden and the inspiration behind all of her custom fabric designs. Ms. DuMont’s garden is a unique collectors garden that has perennials, roses, drought-tolerant specimens, and over 200 containers of succulents. There will be a Ms. DuMont shop set up for your shopping fun. Several new and exclusive items will be available at this garden tour that are not on the Ms. DuMont website.

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Mount Diablo “Trail Through Time” Geologic Hike (Sun. 10/18)

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Sunday, October 18 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Here’s your chance to spend a half-day with a 40-year professional geologist who has spent decades roaming the mountain and who’s adept at explaining geology in layman’s terms, while answering your questions.  Join RBG member and Save Mount Diablo docent and geologist, Martin Steinpress, for a hike up the mountain with stops at some of Mount Diablo’s amazing rock formations from near the Southgate entrance to the summit.

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RBG Pennant Craft Party (10/25/2020)

Sunday, October 25 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Craft pennant party Oct

Show off your creative skills at this socially-distanced arts & crafts event, hosted at the beautiful RBG Garden by Life Expressions small-business owner and RBG docent Christina Ascencio. Even those lacking artistic ability will enjoy this opportunity to create a customized Wood End Pennant in your choice of either the  "Life's a garden DIG IT" or “GARDENERS know all the DIRT”  design to take home and hang in your garden. Christina will also offer step-by-step guidance and hands-on assistance if…

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