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October 2019

Introduction to ikebana (Japanese flower arrangement)

Saturday, October 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$65 – $75 12 tickets left
Japanese flower arrangement in white vase

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 7 tickets 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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Garden Tour- Ethnobotany (Members Only)

Friday, October 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free 9 tickets left

Join Ersten Imaoka, long-time RBG docent, for a fascinating garden walk and learn about the practical uses of plants found in the Ruth Bancroft Garden.

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Junior Botanist- Prickly Pear Fruit Tasting

Saturday, October 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$5 12 tickets left

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 6 tickets left

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 7 tickets 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 12 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 38 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 Talk- Haworthias

Saturday, November 2 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
$10 – $15 48 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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