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September 2019

Autumn Watercolor Workshop

Friday, September 27 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until Friday, September 27, 2019

$80 – $90
Top view of an artist painting an agave watercolor.

Learn the basic techniques of watercolor in the beautiful autumn setting of the Ruth Bancroft Garden with Wendy Soneson.

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October 2019

Garden iPhoneography

Saturday, October 5 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
$15 – $20 1 ticket left

Join professional photographers, John Ricca and Don Mohr, to learn how to take your smart phone photography skills to the next level in a beautiful garden setting.

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Introduction to ikebana (Japanese flower arrangement)

Saturday, October 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$65 – $75 11 tickets left

Learn about the history and different forms of ikebana (Japanese flower arrangement) with Suiei Sensei. After a demo, participants will make their own arrangement.

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Block Prints with Botanical Inks

Saturday, October 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$65 – $75 1 ticket left

Join Judi Pettite for a  hands-on workshop for all levels using locally harvested plants, including aloe and opuntia cactus, for a water-based printing ink.

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Junior Botanist- Prickly Pear Fruit Tasting

Saturday, October 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$5 10 tickets left
prickly-pear-fruit-on-plate Jr Bot

For the month of October, our topic is ethnobotany and Junior Botanists will learn about Opuntia and taste different species of prickly pear fruit.

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Fruit Tasting Tour (morning)

Saturday, October 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
$30 – $35 Sold out

Join us for a garden tour where you'll get a taste of the variety of cactus fruits, palm fruits, and other delectable items harvested from the Garden.

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Pine Needle Basketry

Saturday, October 19 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
$100 – $110 1 ticket left
brown and tan basket weaved by hand from pine needles

Using locally gathered pine needles, a tapestry needle and raffia, learn how to coil a small, fragrant pine needle basket. Grab your friends for this fun workshop at the Garden!

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Fruit Tasting Tour (afternoon)

Saturday, October 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
$30 – $35 5 tickets left

Join us us on this garden tour where you’ll get a taste of the variety of cactus fruits, palm fruits, and other delectable items harvested from the Garden.

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DRY GARDEN DESIGN: The Continuing Legacy of the Ruth Bancroft Garden

Saturday, October 26 @ 8:30 am - Sunday, October 27 @ 4:30 pm
$175 – $195 24 tickets left
Ferocactus pottsii,

Join leading horticulturists, landscape designers, conservation and preservation experts at this special two-day symposium reflecting on the range and breadth of Ruth’s legacy as a dry garden designer. A must for Bay Area professional and avid home gardeners alike.

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November 2019

Curator’s Travelogue Series- Haworthias

Saturday, November 2 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
$10 – $15 46 tickets left
Haworthia magnifica v. dekenahii

Join RBG Curator Brian Kemble's to learn about the Garden Route that follows the South Africa's southern coast, going eastward from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, running right through the heart of the territory where the retuse haworthias are most abundant.

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