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January 2019

Evening Garden Photography

Saturday, January 12 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
$20 – $25
A large green spiky agave in the forefront and behind it two men stand. One has a big camera and is instructing the other on how to capture good photos

Take advantage of the golden lighting in the Garden for this special evening photography workshop. Led by John Ricca and Richard Valenti, this will be an amazing opportunity to learn how to utilize depth of field, focus, and exposure to capture the perfect shot.

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Succulent Swap (Members Only)

Saturday, January 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
close up of a white hand holding a small succulent

Are you drowning in pups and cuttings? Bring succulents to swap with other Garden members and leave with new plants to add to your collection.

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Author Talk with Daniel Nolan

Saturday, January 26 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
White guy wearing blue jeans and white shirt standing in front of wooden plank background with a planter on the wall

Meet Daniel Nolan, author of "Dry Gardens: High Style for Low Water Gardens" and learn how to transform your space into a modern and stylish dry garden. Books available for purchase at the event.

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February 2019

DIY Succulent Heart Wreath

Saturday, February 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
$65 – $70
succulent heart wreath

Create a beautiful, heart-shaped succulent wreath! Give away as a Valentine's Day gift, or keep as a fun piece for your patio or home.

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March 2019

Echeveria 101

Friday, March 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
$15 – $20
pale blue echeverias in the ground

Featuring beautiful clusters of rosette shapes, Echeveria is a popular genera in the Crassulaceae family. Learn all about the different varieties and hybrids in the Garden and how you can incorporate them in your own landscape. Walker Young, Assistant Curator, will be leading this walk-and-talk workshop and will highlight the care and maintenance of these easy-to-grow plants. Cancellation Policy: Cancellations up to 1-week prior to a class are subject to a 25% cancellation fee. Cancellations less than 1-week prior to…

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All About Air Plants

Saturday, March 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$20 – $25
pale green and grey wispy tillandsia plants

Tillandsia, which are more commonly known as "air plants", have over 500 varieties and are recognized for their ability to grow outside of soil and their beautiful shapes.

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DIY Felted Cacti

Saturday, March 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
$50 – $55

Learn the fun and relaxing process of creating needle felted potted cacti. Workshop includes a kit with tools to continue felting at home.

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Mexican Stonecrops (Members Only)

Saturday, March 23 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
close up of yellow dainty flowers on a sedum plant

Brian Kemble, long-time Garden Curator, will take you on a short Garden walk focusing on Mexican stonecrop plants.

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April 2019

CA Native Spring Bloomers Tour on 4/13 (Members Only)

Saturday, April 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Bright yellow flower on Fremontodendron California Glory

This Docent-led tour will take you on colorful spring walk through the Garden to learn more about incorporating CA Natives in your dry garden.

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Spring Watercolors

Thursday, April 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, April 25, 2019

$75 – $85
watercolor painting with vibrant white cactus flowers

Learn how to paint using watercolors in the beautiful setting of the Ruth Bancroft Garden. Led by art coach, Wendy Soneson. This 3-part class is perfect for beginner or expert painters.

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