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October 2018

Caudiciform Plants

Saturday, October 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$15 – $20

Learn how to grow and show fat plants! Caudiciform and pachycaul succulents are bizarre yet lovely plants known and loved for their fat stems/trunks.

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November 2018

Metallic Leaf Art

Saturday, November 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
$50 – $60

Capture the essence of your favorite plants in this fun metal art class. Learn how to create stunning botanical embellishments that will liven any room or patio.

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Watercolor: The Many Colors of Succulents (3-part series)

Thursday, November 8, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, November 15, 2018

$70 – $80
watercolor painting with vibrant white cactus flowers

Master the basic techniques of watercolor in the beautiful autumn setting of the Ruth Bancroft Garden with Wendy Soneson. You will learn the four paper uses, three brush techniques, and choosing correct materials in this outdoor class.

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December 2018

DIY Creative Succulent Series: Holiday Succulent Centerpiece

Saturday, December 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$45 – $50

Create a gorgeous focal point for your holiday gatherings and family dinners- a succulent centerpiece!

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Demo: How to drill a drainage hole in a ceramic pot (members only)

Saturday, December 15, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Learn how to drill a drainage hole in a ceramic pot to allow for proper drainage which will keep your succulents healthy and happy.

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January 2019

Cold Hardy Succulents

Friday, January 11 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
close up of the yellow tubular flowers that droop down on aloe striatula

Don't let the cold winter temperatures deter you from including succulents in your garden! Learn which succulents can handle the cooler temps and ideas for protecting those that can't.

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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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